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Tax Manager - US & RoW Indirect Tax



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

The role

We are seeking an experienced and motivated, process driven Tax Manager to join the Tax team and oversee our US indirect tax compliance and reporting processes as well as our processes with respect to indirect taxes in various other countries (RoW) we operate in (excluding VAT).

The ideal candidate will have strong experience with US sales taxes, specifically with respect to SaaS supplies and marketplace facilitator duties. Experience in a public company environment and with software enablement for US indirect tax compliance is preferred for this role. This position will report to the head of tax, and it will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of TravelPerk’s indirect tax processes in the United States and its indirect and digital tax processes in RoW countries, including tax compliance, audits, research and planning.

This role will be based from our Barcelona hub and, while we do offer certain flexibility, the responsibilities of the role require you to be in the office 3 days per week.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and manage the US and RoW indirect tax accrual and compliance processes for TravelPerk’s subsidiaries, including the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the respective internal controls.
  • Manage and oversee tax registrations and the periodic indirect tax returns filing processes in all in-scope jurisdictions, ensuring compliance with deadlines and existing tax laws and regulations. Liaise with our external consultants in this respect.
  • Review and approve tax returns, reconcile tax returns with the ERP, maintain appropriate audit trails and manage and resolve tax audit issues. Review sales tax language on vendor and supplier contracts for proper sales tax determination. Conduct comprehensive tax research and analysis on various sales tax issues.
  • Drive the implementation of software enablement for the US indirect tax function (and with respect to RoW indirect and digital taxes) and utilize / maintain the tax engine going forward. Identify automation opportunities to drive process efficiencies, quality improvements, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide guidance to the finance, accounting, legal and operational teams with respect to in-scope and partner closely with key members of other business functions and teams on relevant tax matters.
  • Support and drive ad-hoc projects within a broader tax context. Assist in the implementation and maintenance of global tax policies, procedures and controls.

What You Need

  • At least 6 years of progressive experience in the area of US indirect tax compliance and reporting, preferably a mix at a large public accounting firm and a U.S. publicly traded corporation.
  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience with US sales taxes, specifically with respect to SaaS supplies and marketplace facilitator duties.
  • Demonstrated experience in indirect tax compliance and tax legislation analysis.
  • Experience in the US hospitality sector preferred, experience with US lodging and car rental taxes a bonus.
  • Experience in a SOX controlled, public company environment preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and experience with accounting / tax software (NetSuite / Avalara experience a bonus).
  • Excellent time management in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment, excellent communication (English), and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum level of supervision.

Our Benefits

  • 💰 Competitive compensation, including equity in the company;
  • 🌴 Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge;
  • 💊 Health perks such as private healthcare or gym allowance, depending on location;
  • 🧩 "Flexible compensation plan" to help you diversify and increase the net salary;
  • 🥳 Unforgettable TravelPerk events, including travel to one of our hubs;
  • 💙 A mental health support tool for your well-being;
  • 📒 Exponential growth opportunities;
  • 🫶 VolunteerPerk - We offer 16 paid hours per year that you can use to give back to society by volunteering for a charity of your choice.
  • 🌎 "Work from anywhere" in the world allowance of 20 working days per year.
  • 📚 IRL English or Spanish Lessons are held in the Barcelona office.

How We Work

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk serves as the platform for human connection in-real-life (IRL). We take an IRL-first approach to work, where our team works together in person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be based within commuting distance of our Barcelona hub. We fundamentally believe in the value of meeting in-real-life to improve connectivity, productivity, and creativity and ultimately make us a great place to work.

At TravelPerk, we prioritise experience and potential over academic qualifications for this role. We believe that talent and ability aren't always reflected in formal credentials.

For certain positions, we can help with relocation from anywhere in the world. Please let us know in your applications, and we will assess whether this is possible.

English is the official language at the office. Please submit your resume in English.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—and we want to ensure the people behind our product reflect that. We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means you’re welcome at TravelPerk regardless of how you look, where you’re from, or anything else that makes you.