Tax Planning & Controversy Senior Manager

About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!

About the role:

The Tax Planning Senior Manager is responsible for managing tax research projects and tax controversy matters. This role will report to the Head of Tax and have broad involvement in company global planning strategies, geographic expansion, product analysis and transfer pricing.  

What you'll do:

    • Carry out deep and detailed technical tax research in all areas of tax planning, including income taxes, indirect taxes and other taxes, as matters arise

    • Interpret and analyze existing income tax guidance and apply to complex tax matters in the developing cryptocurrency arena

    • Remain current with the latest tax news and proactively identify areas of tax risk and opportunities

    • Take ownership/accountability of the planning process to see changes through until final implementation

    • Bring greater efficiency to the execution of projects, processes, as well as in coordinating and managing cross-team collaborations

    • Ensure and evolve research methods and bring uniformity to research documentation

    • Collaborate closely with all key stakeholders, including Corporate Development, Legal, Accounting, FP&A, Product, and Regulatory Compliance to enhance internal customer satisfaction

    • Participate in other tax projects as necessary to assure that tax reporting and compliance is accurate and technically correct

    • Manage tax component of M&A transactions, partnerships, product development and other company initiatives

Who you are:

    • Strong tax technical knowledge of US corporate income tax (federal and state),  and US international tax (e.g. GILTI, subpart F, foreign tax credits, FDII etc.)

    • Exposure to local income taxes and non-income taxes (e.g., VAT, GST, etc.) in Europe, APAC and Canada

    • 8-10+ years of experience in income tax planning, compliance and hands on experience in implementation of tax strategies

    • Experience with tax controversy matters, including income tax examinations, audits and appeals

    • Lead and provide technical support for quantitative modeling of anticipated tax consequences of various business initiatives

    • Passionate about tax and willingness to “dive deep” on new global tax developments to determine impact to the Company

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Bachelor’s degree and either CPA (or equivalent) or law degree; Masters in Tax or LL.M. preferred

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