• Director of Tax

    Job Locations US-CA-Emeryville
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    Job Industry
    Accounting & Finance
  • Overview

    The Director of Tax will be responsible for managing tax planning, compliance, and accounting for income taxes for Peet’s Coffee and subsidiaries.  The Director of Tax will work closely with service providers, business channels, other internal teams, and the parent company to appropriately manage tax risk and deliver on the Company’s goals.  This is a full-time, exempt position.


    • Serve as the Company’s lead tax expert and advisor. 
    • Responsible for preparing the income tax provisions for Peet’s and subsidiaries under ASC 740.
    • Research and analyze technical tax issues, correctly apply conclusions, and record the impact on the financial statements. 
    • Effectively manage external service providers preparing various tax returns, including sales/use tax, property tax, and federal/state income tax.
    • Manage audits and inquiries by federal and state governmental authorities.
    • Partner with cross functional teams throughout the company to ensure all direct and indirect taxes are accounted for correctly
    • Oversee all indirect taxes, including sales and use, property, and consumption-based taxes.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert on tax related matters for the Microsoft D365 ERP implementation.
    • Drive continuous improvements to the process and methodologies used in the tax department.
    • Advise senior management on ad hoc issues and inform of opportunities available to Company.
    • Coordinate deliverables and projects with tax department from the parent company.
    • Manage, coach and develop an internal team of tax professionals


    • Degree in accounting or related field.  Masters in tax and/or CPA license.
    • Minimum 10 years of income tax experience, Big 4 tax experience preferred
    • Detailed knowledge of income tax provision and accounting requirements under US GAAP (ASC 740 and related guidance).
    • Experience demonstrates ability to identify, analyze, and communicate complex income tax issues and their implications to the Company to key stakeholders and senior management.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, written or verbal, at all levels of the organization and external organizations.
    • Ability to work independently and collaborate with the Accounting/Finance team
    • Flexible mindset and willingness to embrace change with a growing business
    • Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
    • Experience with retail and food/beverage a plus


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