Tax Lead

| Greater NYC Area

Compass, headquartered in NYC, is building the most advanced real estate technology in the world. Founded in 2012, Compass operates in 10 markets across the country with over 2,000 real estate agents nationwide. With support from top investors such as Softbank, Fidelity, Wellington, and IVP, Compass is experiencing hyper-growth, and helping everyone find their place in the world.

As the Tax Lead for Compass, you will manage the tax strategy and compliance for the Company at the federal, state, local and international levels. You will assist in identifying and executing key tax strategies to reduce the Company’s overall tax burden and risk, as well as ensure that tax planning initiatives are properly incorporated into the tax compliance processes. Reporting to the Controller, you will be a key member of the Finance team.

At Compass You Will:

  • Design and execute short and long-term tax strategies in support of our massive expansion
  • Collaborate with our outside tax consultants
  • Prepare and review tax filings
  • Develop a best in class system for tracking and forecasting
  • Prepare and calculate the quarterly and annual tax provision
  • Closely collaborate with Finance and Accounting on tax and accounting issues
  • Identify and take advantage of tax incentives across jurisdictions
  • Collaborate with business unit leaders and Finance to manage tax exposure
  • Support due diligence in connection with acquisitions
  • Research tax laws, regulations and case law to resolve complex tax issues
  • Closely monitor tax legislation and determine the tax effect of proposed changes and newly enacted tax laws. Collaborate with the Government Relations team on lobbying efforts on specific tax legislation for key issues

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • At least 7 years of experience with public accounting or corporate tax at a company with sales in excess of $500 million
  • CPA, plus JD or Master’s Degree in Taxation
  • At least 5 years of experience researching and interpreting technical tax laws and regulations
  • At least 3 years of experience developing and executing tax strategy
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Real Estate experience preferred
  • Self-starter, positive and cooperative attitude, zero ego, with demonstrated ability to problem-solve under minimal supervision
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail
  • Must understand complex business models and strategy
  • Ability to interact with senior management with confidence and credibility; can work cross functionally with executives and department heads to understand complex business needs and requirements
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks in an open and interactive environment
  • Exceptional organization techniques
  • Proven ability to work with multiple internal and external teams simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, always seeking additional responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes and procedures
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

90 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

What are Compass Perks + Benefits

Compass Benefits Overview

Enjoy premium health insurance, gym and tuition reimbursement, team events, and fun extras.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Compass provides daily catered lunch to all employees.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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