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Senior Indirect Tax Analyst



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within the US) regardless of any specified location above.

About Life360

At Life360, we’re on a mission to simplify safety so families can live fully. Everyday more than 50 million members across 195 countries trust us to protect and connect their loved ones at home, on the road, and on the go.

From real-time location updates to keep everyone coordinated, to Crash Detection and 24/7 Roadside Assistance, Life360 is designed to free families from everyday worries. Our range of Driving Safety, Digital Safety, Location Safety, and Personal Safety features are there to keep our members safe every step of the way.

Life360 has more than 500 (and growing!) remote-first employees.

In 2021, Life360 acquired Tile, the pioneer in finding technology, and Jiobit, one of the top real-time location monitoring platforms for families. These expanded offerings mark an important step forward towards achieving our vision of being the world's leading platform for people, pets and things.

We value having a diverse and inclusive community from many backgrounds, so even if you don’t meet 100% of the below qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!

About The Team

As a dual public reporting company, the Life360 Finance team continues to grow and scale. Having recently acquired 2 companies and international expansion, we continue to expand our nationwide team to support the growth and integration of the group. We are building a world class high performing team to support the finance function which will provide amazing opportunities while still having fun.

About the Job

Life360 is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Indirect Tax Analyst to be the Company’s first tax hire and lead its indirect tax functions, including sales and use tax, GST, VAT, property tax and other non-income business taxes. This position reports into the Director, Financial Reporting. This role will interface with the entire Finance team and across the organization.

The salary range for this position is $112,500 to $160,000. We take into consideration an individual's background and experience in determining final salary- therefore, base pay offered may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes a wide range of medical, dental, vision, financial, and other benefits, as well as equity.

What You’ll Do

  • Own and lead all indirect tax functions, including compliance and reporting

  • Managing and working directly with third party providers to prepare and file, sales and use tax in the US

  • Partnering with accounting and purchasing personnel to develop methodologies for capturing and reporting use tax liabilities

  • Review and/or prepare reconciliations of related sales and use tax general ledger accounts and related SOX documentation

  • Manage product taxability configurations and system enablement including nexus settings, product mappings, and enterprise application processes and enhancements

  • Own for all indirect tax controversies including all audits, notices and VDAs

  • Assist in planning for potential PLRs/ALRs

  • Research and prepare required work papers and technical memos related to sales and use tax issues

  • Own international transaction related taxes include VAT and GST

  • Manage indirect tax risk globally, closely monitoring the dynamic landscape and assessing and implementing operational and compliance changes, as required

  • Provide indirect tax support to the business including customer invoice and taxability support, customer and vendor contract review, customer exemption certificate advice, and ERP support

  • Partner with third party tax advisors to develop direct tax strategy, credits, deductions and related world-wide planning to develop a holistic view for executive leadership.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in accounting or finance

  • Master's degree in Tax or Accounting and/or CPA preferred

  • 5+ years of corporate tax experience including sales tax and VAT experience

  • Public company multinational corporation experience and/ or public accounting firm experience (i.e., Big 4) preferred

  • Commitment to continuous improvement

  • Excellent analytical skills; detail oriented

  • Highly effective communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently while successfully delivering results

  • Experience using a range of financial systems, e.g. NetSuite, Recurly, Avalara

  • Experience working with a growing company

  • A Problem solver: Takes charge of creating solutions. Able to thrive in a fast-paced setting

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for employees)

  • 401(k) plan with company matching program

  • Mental Wellness Program & Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental well being

  • Flexible PTO, 13 company wide days off throughout the year & paid Holiday Shutdown

  • Learning & Development programs

  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment

  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle

  • Free Tile Products

Life360 Values

Our company’s mission driven culture is guided by our shared values to create a trusted work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work and make a positive difference

  • Be a Good Person - We have a team of high integrity people you can trust.

  • Be Direct With Respect - We communicate directly, even when it’s hard.

  • Members Over Metrics - We focus on building an exceptional experience for families.

  • High Intensity High Impact - We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.