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Tax Lawyer/ Counsel

Tax, Finance & Accounting à Sao Paulo, Brazil

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


Uber is growing rapidly and we are looking to add a Tax Planning Counsel in São Paulo. Are you a team player? Technically savvy? Have a love for number-crunching and analytical thinking, possess a passion for details and thrive under pressure? Then Uber offers you an opportunity to work with a stellar team at the heart of the company


You will play a critical role in defining and updating the tax strategy for our existing lines of business. You will help describe our service in detail to different stakeholders, draft memos and support tax controversy demands. The work also involves collaboration with local tax teams, work with engineering on comprehensive specification and implementation, work with product marketing team on launch and customer adoption, analyze early customer programs and work with engineering teams on user interface, architecture, and integration with other products in the portfolio


In addition, you will envision and execute the product roadmap for tax to enable our business lines to achieve an accurate, streamlined accounting and financial close process worldwide


You will be working within the tax team and helping to shape the internal tax processes as well as supporting new products. In your role you will work with highly motivated, exceptionally skilled, multi-cultural team members.


What You'll Do

  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the product and business and assess all tax and accounting aspects of new business lines and initiatives
  • Develop complex and refined tax planning for all lines of business
  • Coordinate and support tax controversy/litigation at administrative and judicial levels
  • Analyze “big data” (i.e., leading data analytics efforts) and organize and present results to tax leadership by leveraging tools/applications to identify upstream data anomalies or risks associated with new business initiatives or current product
  • Provide bi-weekly reports for tax leadership by preparing short-term and long-term product forecasts, project/business status, potential tax exposures/risks and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests
  • Implement controls that mitigate business risk, and ensure accurate/complete financial and tax reporting
  • Coordinate with other teams to achieve the above by ensuring remainder of tax team is aware of business initiatives/issues and specifically ensuring country tax teams are kept up to date of developments.
  • Working closely with local teams to provide subject matter expertise to the LOBs for global tax requirements including VAT, CIT, Withholding Tax, Sales and Use Tax, VAT, GST, self-assessed taxes, supplier and customer tax withholding, payments and PE risks
  • Analyze all tax information reporting process as it applies to the business, including the tax documentation receipt/validation process and partner driver compliance requirements
  • Provide assistance to clients by answering questions associated with the tax/accounting impact of business.
  • Explain complex tax/business flows to a variety of audiences, from internal engineering to external customers
  • Proactively identify and facilitate necessary process and technology modifications resulting from new products/features, significant re-org transactions, tax law or regulatory changes, etc
  • Ad-hoc projects including reviews of contracts, terms and conditions with various parties, and communication
  • Review, design and document tax/financial processes, business models and economic flows; align operational / business processes to support end to end accounting/tax procedures and systems

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor Law Degree
  • Fluent English
  • At least 5 years of relevant tax/accounting experience at Big Four firms and/or Legal firms, but we may consider other candidates if they meet the rest of the requirements
  • Strong Knowledge of Brazilian direct and indirect taxes, tax planning, tax compliance and international tax
  • Experience with tax litigation/controversy
  • Master's and/or LLM Degree a plus
  • Basic Knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Demonstrated experience of leading regional projects with measurable business impact
  • Deep passion and experience in partnering with internal stakeholders from various parts of the organization to drive successful outcomes cross-functionally
  • Finger-tippiness with data: you just go get the data you need with no muss/fuss. You know how to leverage data to make decisions without getting stuck in analysis paralysis
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with tight timelines
  • Self-driven with great attention to detail, project management and organizational skills and demonstrates strong ownership of tasks
  • Skills to author requirements documents, technical specifications, interface mapping documents, and process flows


About the Team


This is an amazing opportunity to join our growing Brazil Tax team. We are based in São Paulo and have responsibility for all tax aspects of Uber’s business. If you welcome a high-growth, fast-paced international environment, this may be the opportunity for you


As a tax team, we ensure compliance with tax legislation, identify and research tax issues and clearly articulate our findings to management through verbal communication and presentations. We uphold strong working partnerships with internal departments and external stakeholders, including tax advisors and tax authority.

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