Director, Global Employment Tax

Finance and Accounting  |  Omaha, Nebraska

Position description

Director, Global Employment Tax

Sunnyvale, CA, Omaha, NE, or Dublin, Ireland


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We are looking for an experienced Global Employment Tax leader who is passionate about delivering superior employment tax services for the benefit of LinkedIn. The Director of Global Employment Tax will report to the Head of Global Payroll Operations & Employment Tax and will oversee an international employment tax team of four who are based in Sunnyvale, CA, and Dublin, Ireland. This role interacts with members of the executive team and key stakeholders in Human Resources, Stock Administration, Legal, Tax, FP&A, Record-to-Report, and other related organizations within LinkedIn and Microsoft. This position is based in Sunnyvale, California or in Dublin, Ireland.


  • Leads Global employment tax reporting and compliance
  • Defines and establishes best-in-class global employment tax processes that support the company’s wide range of compensation and benefits programs, and meet multi-jurisdictional compliance requirements
  • Develops and maintains constructive and collaborative working relationships to ensure alignment with department’s initiatives, business practices, and policies
  • Serves as a point of escalation for urgent, time-sensitive employment tax matters
  • Ensures timely and accurate employment tax reporting and execution of related compliance activities
  • Directly and through the employment tax team, provides technical advice, manages employment tax audits and risks, and engages with internal and external counsel, auditors, third-party service providers, and advisors as needed
  • Supports LinkedIn’s global expansion initiatives by leading the company’s global mobility tax program
  • Drives employment tax process and policy recommendations with the executive team and other stakeholders to ensure that LinkedIn’s employment tax compliance objectives are met


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance / Accounting, or related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in global Employment Tax including audits and risk assessments
  • Knowledgeable of global payroll, employment tax, and related compliance matters
  • Knowledgeable of human resources and general business operations
  • Occasional international travel required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in managing multi-jurisdictional employment tax audits, particularly the US
  • Experience in driving process and system transformation initiatives
  • Proven business partnering, collaboration, and influencing skills
  • Customer service orientation


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