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Senior Tax Analyst



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thinkific is a software platform that gives anyone the ability to easily create and sell online courses, build vibrant communities, and monetize memberships. We believe in impactful and innovative work: our team of 260+ Thinkers is building and expanding an incredible product that empowers Creator Educators and businesses around the globe while working collaboratively to learn, grow, and succeed together. Join us to see how we’re building one of the best workplaces in Canadian tech!

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Do you enjoy working on a variety of Tax projects and identifying opportunities for business process improvements? We’re looking for a Senior Tax Analyst to join us at Thinkific!

As the Company’s first Senior Tax Analyst at Thinkific, you will be a high-impact member of a high-performing accounting team. Reporting to the Controller, you will act as our internal tax expert, partnering with the business to manage a range of tax projects, ensure ongoing compliance and assist in driving our overall tax strategy.

Your key goal will be to manage our tax compliance and collaborate on several high-visibility projects. Here’s how you’ll accomplish this. Here’s how you’ll accomplish this:

  • Own the sales tax remittance process, by using billing information from Stripe to remit sales tax returns in the US (via Avalara), Canada, and UK/EU
  • Reconcile tax liability accounts and handle monthly journal entries using Workday
  • Support sales tax programs by managing Thinkific's collection and remittance on behalf of customers, and provide escalation support for the customer service team
  • Prepare transfer pricing journal entries, manage inter-company agreements and monitor for optimization opportunities
  • Research and provide recommendations for any relevant tax matters (corporate, transfer pricing, marketplace facilitator regs in other countries)
  • Assess sales tax on all revenue streams (subscriptions and Commerce) and registration in required future jurisdictions
  • Prepare the year-end corporate tax note
  • Act as the key contact for year-end audit and quarterly reviews for all tax-related questions
  • Manage the distribution of 1099k forms
  • Identify and take on ad-hoc projects as required

The person we have in mind likely:

  • Has 5+ years of tax experience, with 2 years post-designation experience preferred
  • Holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or relevant
  • Has previous experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Holds a CPA designation
  • Has advanced knowledge in Excel or Google Sheets and is comfortable working with large data sets
  • Is proactive, can think critically, and solve problems independently.
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management and communication skills
  • Is excited to innovate and continuously improve our tax processes
  • Loves to learn and grow. They’ve found (and keep looking for) ways to level up their skills in this field, whether that’s through formal education or gaining professional experience

These things would also be nice, but we think you could learn them on the job:

  • Experience working in the technology industry
  • Familiarity with Workday Financials
  • Familiarity with Stripe or other payment processing systems
  • Familiarity with Avalara

The recruitment compensation range for this position is $99,000 - $124,000 CAD. Your specific compensation within this range is determined based on your job-related skills, knowledge, experience, and our internal equity assessment.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging & Accessibility

This is just our initial idea of who we’re looking for! At Thinkific, we know that people have unique career journeys. If your experience is close to what we’ve described but you feel that you might be missing a few of the requirements, please still apply! We believe in equal opportunity and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every facet of our business.

We’re also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview experience for every candidate. If there are any accommodations our team can make throughout our hiring process (big or small), please let us know.

What you can expect if you join Thinkific:

👏 An amazing team of talented, passionate, and kind Thinkers. Together, we’ve built an amazing, award-winning culture—we’re a Certified Great Place to Work and one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers!

🚀 The chance to build, improve, and innovate on a platform that’s driving positive impact for thousands of businesses and millions of students around the world.

💸 A competitive compensation package including base salary, equity, team-wide bonuses, and an Employee Share Purchase Plan.

🌴Flexible Paid Time Off to maintain mental and physical health. Our team is encouraged to take a minimum 4 weeks of vacation, plus Thinker Holidays (extended long weekends in the summer) and time off for the December holiday season.

🩺 Health Benefits and Wellness: Comprehensive benefits starting on Day 1 include health, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family, $3,000 for mental health care, a short-term health plan, and an additional health or personal spending account. Plus, family friendly benefits include generous parental leave top-ups for up to 32 weeks, as well as fertility coverage and personalized return to work options.

💻 Flexible Work. Choose to work from home from anywhere in Canada, at our Vancouver HQ, a co-working space, or anywhere there’s wifi for a change of scenery.

⬆️ Learning & Growth. An annual $1500 USD Learn and Grow fund for conferences, seminars, or courses, plus training, mentorship, coaching, and internal promotion opportunities.

🏡 A home office setup so you’re ready to succeed with a company-owned Macbook Pro and a budget to order a desk, chair, or any accessories to help you work comfortably and productively.

🍦Eats and Treats. $50 CAD per month to treat yourself with snacks, lunch, or groceries to cook at home.

💙 A place where you can bring your whole self to work. We know that different perspectives lead to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can't wait to meet you!

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