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Head of Tax - NYC


New York, new york

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Full Job Description

We are Rokt, a hyper-growth ecommerce leader. We enable companies to unlock value by making each transaction relevant at the moment that matters most, when customers are buying. Together, Rokt's AI-based relevance Platform and scaled ecommerce network powers billions of transactions. In December 2022, Rokt’s valuation increased to $2.4 billion USD, allowing us to expand rapidly across 15 countries.

At Rokt, we practice transparency in career paths and compensation. 

At Rokt, we believe in transparency, which is why we have a well-defined career ladder with transparent compensation and clear career paths based on competency and ability. Rokt’stars constantly strive to raise the bar, pushing the envelope of what is possible.

We are looking for a Head of Tax

Compensation: $210,000 - $235,000 salary (including superannuation), employee equity plan grant & world class benefits.


About the role

You will be accountable for managing all aspects of tax compliance and tax accounting aspects for the company. The Tax Director should enjoy and thrive in working across a broad spectrum of tax disciplines, including tax provision, international tax, US tax, state and local, compensation, indirect taxes, employer/employee tax, and transfer pricing. This is an opportunity for a tax professional who is looking to build our internal tax compliance function from the ground up. This role will report to the Chief Accounting Officer.


  • Lead the company’s tax department, building and managing a team of individuals and fostering a positive work environment that aligns with company values
  • Own the monthly/quarterly/annual tax provision and related tax journal entries and financial disclosures in accordance with the preparation of our IFRS (and US GAAP) financial statements
  • Oversee, coordinate with, and manage the Company's 3rd party tax providers ensuring that all tax-related issues are identified, communicated, and resolved in a timely manner
  • Lead the development of operational tax strategies and processes (e.g. R&D tax credit)
  • Responsible for all domestic and international tax filings and compliance
  • Own the preparation of all global tax accounting and reporting, including the calculation of our effective tax rate, net operating losses, current and deferred tax provisions, taxes payable, and related disclosures in our annual audited financial statements
  • Coordinate the tax review and audit process with external auditors and provide necessary tax disclosures
  • Respond to tax audits and tax authority inquiries, both domestic and international
  • Lead all processes related to transactional and all indirect taxes, and other business taxes to ensure reporting compliance
  • Ensure we are compliant with all SALT, including the preparation of NEXUS studies
  • Partner with FP&A to prepare our tax forecast
  • Maintain awareness of and advise on pending tax changes and applicable regulations
  • Support new business initiatives by analyzing tax implications including transfer pricing
  • Determine the tax requirements for entry into new countries and assist with the tax applicability set-up in our systems
  • Conduct regular internal transfer pricing policy reviews, manage, prepare, and update the documentation to support intra-group transactions with local regulations


  • 10+ years of tax experience with a mix of Big 4 and in-house experience for an SEC registrant preferred
  • Strong tax compliance background and advanced tax technical and research skills – focus on international/multinational footprint a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Master’s in taxation is preferred
  • CPA required
  • Proven ability to work effectively with external partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Highly motivated


About Rokt’stars:

As a mission-driven, hyper-growth community of curious explorers, our ambition is to unlock the full potential in ecommerce and beyond. Our bias for action means we are not afraid to quickly venture into uncharted territories, take risks or challenge the status quo; in doing so we either win or learn. We work together as one aligned team never letting egos get in the way of brilliant ideas. We value diversity, transparency and smart humble people who enjoy building a disruptive business together. We pride ourselves on being a force for good as we make the world better. 

About The Benefits:

We leverage best-in-class technology and market-leading innovation in AI and ML, with all of that being underlined by building and maintaining a fantastic and inclusive culture where people can be their authentic selves, and offering a great list of perks and benefits to go with it:

  • Accelerate your career. We offer roadmaps to leadership and an annual $5000 training allowance
  • Become a shareholder. Every Rokt’star gets equity in the company
  • Enjoy catered lunch every day and healthy snacks in the office. Plus join the gym on us! 
  • Access generous retirement plans like a 4% dollar-for-dollar 401K matching plan and get fully funded premium health insurance for your entire family!
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Extra leave (bonus annual leave, sabbatical leave etc.) 
  • Work with the greatest talent in town
  • See the world! We have offices in New York, Seattle, Sydney, Tokyo and London

We believe we’re better together. We love spending time together and are in the office most days (teams are in the office 4 days per week). We also get that you need to balance your life and your commitments so you have the flexibility to manage your own hours and can spend up to a week of every quarter working from anywhere.

If this sounds like a role you’d enjoy, apply here and you’ll hear from our recruiting team.

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