Senior Manager of Global Tax at SmartBear

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SmartBear is seeking a Senior Manager of Global Tax to be the lead tax expert within the organization.  Reporting to the Corporate Controller, this is an important role within the organization that will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global tax requirements including reporting, tax provision, compliance, and planning.

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Financial Reporting – Support the accurate preparation of the company’s Federal/Foreign income tax expense (both current and deferred) for financial statement purposes. Evaluate uncertain tax reporting positions and business combinations in order to properly reflect the tax treatment of such items in the financial statements. Analyze the tax aspects of financial projections and forecasts. Lead technology and process improvements to ensure accurate, timely information is provided to the financial reporting group.
  • Planning Activities – Lead the implementation of non-structural tax planning strategies, which maximize savings on a defensible basis. Review tax research. Participate in the review of proposed transactions to properly advise management of tax consequences. Support the Federal income tax integration of business acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings including the inclusion of acquisitions into the Company’s global transfer pricing structure.
  • Tax Compliance – Manage the accurate reporting of the US Federal income tax return including the international aspects of the return. Review alternative tax positions in order to determine the most appropriate cost-effective filing position. Support U.S. transfer pricing compliance process. Lead technology and process improvements to improve tax return compliance process.
  • Tax Audits and Controversies – Evaluate requests for information from government officials and participate in developing strategies to successfully defend tax filing positions. Assist VP of International Finance with foreign tax audits and requests. Support the coordination and implementation of audit strategies. Stay abreast of legal developments and industry positions in order to accurately evaluate options and responses to requests for information.
  • State and Local Tax Compliance – Evaluate current State and Local tax compliance structure and assist in the design of a structure to ensure appropriate sales and use tax filing and reporting.
  • Direct external tax advisors on a project-by-project basis.

Job Skills and Qualifications

  • CPA and advance degree in finance or accounting with an emphasis in taxation
  • Broad technical knowledge of US Federal Tax, US International tax law, and state and local transactional tax.
  • Solid GAAP Financial Accounting/ASC 740 knowledge
  • Excellent business acumen with a sound understanding of the tax implications of a multinational software company.
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop intuitive and creative solutions to complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

About SmartBear
At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your process while seamlessly working with the products you use – and will use. Whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, Cucumber, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, and more. Whichever you need, they’re easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We’re used by 15 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 24,000+ organizations – including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you’re going, we’ll help you get there. Learn more at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

SmartBear is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, medical condition, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other legally protected status.
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Our office overlooks the Mystic River and is surrounded by bars, restaurants, shopping, and is steps from the Assembly Orange line stop.

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is very confident and engaged -both in our work and with each other. We're open minded and good listeners. Overall, we are high energy and the atmosphere is super positive. It feels like we're one big team, and you're comfortable speaking your mind because you know your teammates will be receptive and invested in moving things forward.


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What are SmartBear Perks + Benefits

SmartBear Benefits Overview

SmartBear is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to serve the needs of our employees. Just a few of which include:

-Great office perks including: $75 Sneaker reimbursement, free catered lunches on Friday's, and cold brew on tap
-Health benefits that offer varying levels of coverage and accessibility through Blue Cross Blue Shield
-Company-Paid benefits that protect you and your family from financial hardship
-Voluntary benefits to provide you with added security (We even offer Pet Insurance!)

Volunteer in local community
We've cleaned up the Mystic River, helped out at Rosie's Kitchen, and visted the YMCA
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Culture Committee has put on parties for SmartBear families, hosted a chili cook off, ran charity drives, and much much more!
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We have a Family Halloween Party every year!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on the last day of every month. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Budget for industry certifications is determined by departmental budget.
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