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Head of Accounting & Tax (NOAM)

Austin / Toronto - English - m/w/d



Flexibility Fast-Track-Career Team Events

At GoStudent, we work passionately every day to fulfill our mission in building the #1 global school! Headquartered in Vienna and founded in 2016, GoStudent is the leading, scale-up, venture-backed Edtech platform. With +591M€ raised from national and international investors we’re growing at 20 percent MoM and aim for 5x-10x growth within our international markets in the next 12 months. Do those numbers excite you? Then take this opportunity to be bold and make your mark.

As we have grown out business further in North America , we are now looking to add someone to head up our Finance team on the ground! Are you looking for a new challenge & have managing experience in Tax & Accounting? You may be the perfect fit for our fast growing team! :)

Your tasks:

Our team is growing, as are our global entities, and we are looking for a Tax & Accounting Manager who can look after our North and Latin American markets.

  • Oversee the preparation for monthly consolidated accounts and year end statutory accounts for our subsidiaries in North and Latin America
  • Lead month-end process and assist in technical accounting queries
  • Staff management of a team of reports
  • Liaise with the external auditors, ensuring requests and timelines are completed on time
  • Maintenance of strong financial controls environment
  • Ensure individual and consolidated reporting towards HQ for the managed subsidiaries
  • Leading and overseeing tax compliance process (direct and indirect taxes) for our group entities in LatAm, the US and Canada
  • Develop strategy to drive and defend tax efficient (direct and indirect) expansion
  • Advice on the implementation of strategic tax planning (direct and indirect) in the US and Canada and drive discussions with business partners related to risk and rewards of expansions
  • Advise on the US and Canadian transfer pricing strategy and documentation requirements
  • Monitor legislative changes in tax laws that may impact tax positions, including tax accounting implications
  • Build relationships and interact with external tax advisors to provide excellent planning, consulting and expertise
  • Prepare financial statements in local GAAP and ensure finalization in collaboration with local tax advisors
  • Cooperate with the whole Finance team in Vienna to constantly improve internal tax & accounting processes and their implementation.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant tax experience, preferably with a mix of public accounting and multinational corporate environment
  • Strong knowledge of state and local corporate income tax as well as sales taxes , ideally relevant to the EdTech space.
  • Proven knowledge and track record in US GAAP as well as IFRS.
  • Excellent business judgment, strategic thinking, and ability to manage multiple matters.
  • Experience with LATAM and Spanish language is a strong plus
  • Hands on, business minded, self-starter and autonomous, yet a collaborative team player
  • Motivated to work in a fast paced ever changing start-up environment
  • Fact based strategic and analytical thinking with ability to deep dive without losing the broader perspective

What we offer you:

  • An amazing and flexible start-up atmosphere with highly motivated, funny and open-minded colleagues
  • Unique opportunity to be an early member of a rapidly growing team with a fast-track career opportunity
  • Individual opportunity to grow and develop your skills within a rapidly growing company through cross-departmental projects
  • International surrounding with private courses to improve your language skills.
  • Close collaboration with the management team

As we continue to conquer Europe and beyond, we are looking for born leaders who feel right at home in a competitive and fast-paced environment. You are daring and want to make a difference? Would you like to bring in your expertise and support GoStudent in achieving its goals even faster in close cooperation with our C-Level management and founders? As a part of the management team, you’ll be able to implement your big ideas, build processes and structures that ensure our ongoing growth and lead a motivated and passionate team to ensure they unlock their full potential! If this sounds good to you - board the rocket, fast-track your career and revolutionize with us the world of tutoring!