We are dscout. At our core, we are People Nerds. We empower our customers to meet the people who matter to them in the moments that matter most. Customer-obsessed companies and agencies like Salesforce, Sonos, Groupon, and Best Buy use dscout to build better products and services because of people like you. We are building a smart and driven team, and we would love for you to join us.

Our Finance team is growing and we are looking for an entrepreneurial and driven Tax Accountant to join our tax team to support dscout’s hyper growth. You should be highly motivated to learn and grow within the organization and show proven ability to thrive successfully in a fast-paced multi-state environment. This is a crucial position helping with the tax reporting function and providing technical tax support. You will be responsible for helping with all aspects of the direct and indirect taxes of the company.

If you get excited about working within a finance team and with our tax consultants/auditors to handle all monthly tax account reconciliations, annual tax filings and compliance, then we want to hear from you!

What you will do at dscout

  • Be responsible for dscout’s overall tax compliance and strategy (domestic and international)
  • Handle various annual tax filings/franchise filings and work with external auditors to file timely returns
  • Prepare all state registrations of employees outside of IL for accurate payroll filings and reporting
  • Prepare all state sales tax account reconciliations and various analysis including reviewing returns in Avalara
  • Manage dscout’s R&D tax credit activity
  • Prepare/review sales/use tax and assess if we have established nexus in additional states and have a tax responsibility
  • Work with international accountants to handle required international filings
  • Handle all tax related audit requests
  • Book any necessary tax accruals or adjustments
  • Develop various tax handling procedures and training documents
  • Implement process improvements with tax functions
  • Assist the rest of the finance team in handling accounting and planning analyses, monthly closes, and related matters as time allows

What you will bring to dscout

  • Accounting degree with 4+ years corporate tax experience, including sales, use tax and withholding tax experience
  • Strong analytical skills and detail orientation
  • Experience with Netsuite preferred
  • Avalara/Avatax experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel and Google Sheets and Salesforce experience is helpful (internally, we use Apple computers)

We do our best to write realistic, accurate job descriptions, but we also recognize that great talent comes in many forms and from many backgrounds. Not sure if you meet all of the above bullets? Please apply anyway!

dscout is committed to providing our employees with the flexibility to work in a location that works for you. If you like working in an office setting, this role may be based in our Chicago HQ. If you prefer to work from home, we can accommodate that for many locations across the United States. We are not set up in all states, so just let us know where you’re located and we’ll let you know if we can accommodate that location.

About dscout

dscout is a team full of passionate research, sales, technical, marketing, design, success, and operations professionals. We are driven by the power of research—how in-context insights from real people can build products and services that are more people-centric. We value learning, sharing, and building. We deeply value being a diverse and inclusive team and company, and we are looking for team members who align with that belief. We are proud of what dscout is today and we are excited to build our future with you.

It doesn’t just stop there. When you join the dscout team, you will get:

* A strong and competitive compensation package with a built-in bonus and equity program.

* An incredible and progressive benefits package to support work/life balance that includes flexible PTO, 11 company holidays, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and much more.

* A company that is open and transparent with our team. You will know what is happening and why it matters.

* An education stipend to support your growth & development. As you grow, we grow.

dscout is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate based on identity- race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at accommodations@dscout.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. We’ll do all we can to ensure you’re set up for success during our interview process while upholding your privacy, including requests for accommodation. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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