State Indirect Tax Specialist



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

What you’ll do

As technology evolves, so do our tax reporting requirements, especially with the multitude of state and local taxes around the US. Our state-related indirect obligations and filing requirements continue to grow with the business, and we are looking for someone who can not only maintain but help further build our US sales tax practice in achieving our tax goals. This individual will need to be versed in indirect tax planning, systems, and compliance, and be able to work with our talented group of engineers who support the state tax function. This position will report to the State & Local Tax Lead.

This position can be office-based in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City or Remote-US.


  • Help establish the direction, goals, and priorities for Stripe’s US indirect tax function, with a strong moral compass and integrity.
  • Manage state indirect tax compliance and work with the tax reporting team to ensure coverage on all of our tax filings. This includes compliance filings, business registrations, and working with our tax vendors to ensure we are meeting our compliance obligations.
  • Run models and analyses for state indirect tax planning.
  • Assist in state controversy across different tax types and resolve tax issues.
  • Monitor SALT developments across the US, including local impacts of federal law.
  • Proactively identify areas for operational improvements and implement solutions to streamline state tax reporting.
  • Participate in special projects as needed including state tax attribute studies, nexus reviews, and evaluating state tax impacts of new tax regimes, M&A transactions, and new products before they launch.

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 6+ years of relevant indirect tax experience, including in public accounting (Big 4 preferred) and/or - preferably - at a multinational publicly listed company.
  • Deep knowledge of state indirect tax issues and solutions in the technology industry.
  • A strong background in tax compliance, specifically US indirect taxes.
  • Experience in working with teams and engineers in building out US indirect tax infrastructure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to research and communicate complex technical tax issues clearly to non-tax team members and work effectively across functional teams.
  • Flexibility to react quickly to changes in state tax laws including proposed changes as well as changes in the company’s products and services.
  • Exhibit strong analytical thinking, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Empathy, humility, and some comedy

Preferred qualifications

  • An advanced degree or professional qualification in tax, accounting, or law (CPA, JD or Master’s degree).
  • Experience working in a high-growth, rapidly scaling environment.
  • Industry experience at a multinational organization; experience working in technology, payments, or financial services is a plus.
  • A willingness to work with a diverse crew of tax nerds who care deeply about Stripe’s tax issues and each other.

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

The annual US base salary range for this role is $121,400 - $182,200. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

New York, South San Francisco HQ, Seattle, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States



Job type

Full time