Tax Accountant

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What does this team do?

If there’s a dollar sign in it, chances are it’s crossed these Fools’ desks — our Finance team handles everything including invoices, taxes, payroll, and more taxes. Due to their stellar work, The Motley Fool is staying financially fit as we continue to grow our business. They make sure that we’re paying our bills on time and accurately reporting financials for business leaders as well as the company at large. “Budget” is this team’s middle name (figuratively) since they’re responsible for (literally) all of our money.


What would you do in this role?

Is "Tax Regulation Trivia" your idea of a good time? Are you ready to make a professional Fool of yourself? If you answered yes to either (or both!) of these questions, you may be the perfect Fool for our Finance Team!


The Finance team is highly collaborative and is looking for a Tax Accountant to join their Foolish ranks. Trust us when we say that this isn’t your old school accounting gig with paper ledgers and an abacus stuck in a back room. A successful applicant will bring their technological chops along with analytical abilities, communication skills, and technical knowledge in support of various accounting and finance initiatives. So, if tax season is your favorite time of year, please send us your ultra-impressive resume and Foolishly written cover letter!


The position is a direct report to the Tax Manager.


But what does this role actually do?

        Assist the tax team and outside tax preparers with worldwide and local country tax provisions (ASC 740)

        Assist the US and international income tax return compliance processes including extensions, quarterly estimates, and tax return filings

        Assist all US and international non-income tax compliance processes including tax regimes such as sales, value-add, GST/HST, property, franchise, withholding, equity reporting, employee share schemes, and fringe benefits taxes

        Work with the Fool’s outside auditors, tax preparers and other consultants to complete various service engagements, as necessary

        Prepare other tax filings such as excise, BPOL, property and use taxes

        Prepare month end reconciliations for various tax items, including transfer pricing, VAT, and income tax

        Review notices by communicating with appropriate taxing authorities


What do you need to apply?

        2+ years of experience in tax accounting

        BS or MS in Accounting or equivalent

        Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

        Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

        Deadline oriented, but with a flexible and adaptable mindset

        Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter, with a knack for process improvement

        Collaborative approach, with the ability to work across Foolish teams and external partners

        Strong oral and written communication skills

        Excel guru – we want to hear about your favorite/most obscure function!


It’s even better if you have…

        Public accounting experience

        Familiarity with the Fool’s products and services and a passion for investing


The Motley Fool has been twice named Glassdoor’s #1 Best Small Business to work for in the U.S., named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2020, named one of BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work in Colorado, and we’re a perennial favorite on Washingtonian’s list of Best Places to Work year after year. Our targeted cash compensation for this role is between $75,000 and $90,000, which does not include any potential equity offerings. Below you’ll see a few of our perks, but check out this site for the complete list:

        No “vacation policy” (not to be confused with a “No vacation” policy)

        Paid maternity, paternity, and pet-ernity leave

        $1,000 to invest when you start

        Super low premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage

        Comprehensive compensation package, including company equity