Director, Tax Accounting & Compliance

We are now looking for a new member of the Tax Team. A Tax Director, based in our office in New York City or Stockholm and reporting to our VP of Tax.

We offer a very challenging, developing and dynamic role in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment with the opportunity to lead the Tax Accounting team in the most interesting company in the world. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences audio.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the preparation of the annual and quarterly global tax provision, including the tax-related financial statement disclosures and SOX documentation
  • Complete the calculation of the effective tax rate and related disclosures
  • Identify and document book-to-tax differences, reconcile tax filings to tax provisions, maintain tax basis balance sheets, and test deferred tax balances
  • Reconcile all tax accounts and roll-forwards
  • Update and maintain documentation in support of various tax reserves
  • Oversee outsourced global income tax compliance process
  • Liaise with regional accounting functions to assist with statutory reporting requirements
  • Incorporate tax accounting for mergers and acquisitions into financial reporting
  • Research and resolve tax technical and tax accounting issues and draft relevant memos
  • Handle relationship with third-party auditors and tax advisors
  • Prepare and review all tax related journal entries
  • Consider tax accounting implications of company initiatives
  • Identify changes in tax laws and regulations and their application to our company
  • Responsible for other compliance related areas (e.g. UK SAO)
  • Run projects, workflows, timelines and deadlines

Who You Are:

  • 10+ years of tax experience, preferably a mix of Big 4 public accounting and multinational corporate environment for an SEC registrant
  • Strong knowledge of IAS 12
  • Strong Knowledge of Accounting Concepts under IFRS
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written
  • Strong tax technical and data analytical skills
  • Strong process management and documentation skills and the ability to complete multiple assignments in a timely manner
  • Ability to expertly represent the tax department when interacting with management, outside advisors, and other functions within the company
  • Ability to respond to inquiries from management, internal customers and external auditors
  • Availability for regular travels
  • Respectful, transparent, confident and willing to dig in
  • Deep desire to perform with the best and drive constant improvement
  • Excellent English skills, both in written and spoken
  • A real team player
  • Not afraid to be challenged by or challenge colleagues (regardless of level) in a constructive manner, always with the best solution for Spotify in mind.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come to be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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