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Counsel/Senior Counsel, Tax Controversy

Tax, Finance & Accounting
Dallas, Texas |
New York, New York |
San Francisco, California |
Washington, District of Columbia

This is not a remote role. It is required to be located in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC or Dallas. We have a hybrid work model so you must be willing to come into the office half of the time. Tuesdays and Thursdays are anchor days that are in-office required days company wide.

In Finance, we work hand-in-hand with leaders across the company to ensure smooth, disciplined execution of strategic business objectives. Our Tax & Reporting team builds scalable and well-controlled processes to support timely and accurate financial, statutory reporting, and ensure compliance with regional and local tax regulations.

About the Role

Uber is looking to add a Tax Counsel, Tax Controversy to our growing team! This role will report to our Senior Tax Counsel, Tax Controversy, with a primary focus on US federal and state audits. This is an amazing opportunity to join our Tax team and make an immediate impact. This role requires strong business acumen and communication skills, coupled with experience in tax audit and controversy work. If you welcome a high-growth, fast-paced international environment, we're excited to hear from you.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a consistent global tax risk management strategy addressing the significant tax issues faced across the world
  • Coordinate with the Tax Compliance and Reporting, Transfer Pricing and Strategy & Planning teams to ensure we have accurately described and reported tax contingencies
  • Direct and develop audit defense and appeals for all US Federal and State taxes
  • Work with the Senior Tax Counsel, Tax Controversy and Tax subject matter experts to develop innovative approaches to favorably settle tax audits, providing direction to the global tax planning and tax compliance teams to minimize Uber's overall tax liability
  • Oversee and coordinate all US audit, and significant non-US tax audit and appeals processes ensuring consistency in information and approach
  • Direct and approve the flow of information to all tax authorities from tax team members

Basic Qualifications

  • JD required, with active membership in a state bar
  • 5+ years of experience in a accounting firm, law firm and/or in-house at a multinational corporate group with experience in tax controversy (Counsel)
  • 8+ years of experience in a accounting firm, law firm and/or in-house at a multinational corporate group with experience in tax controversy (Senior Counsel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clear communication of legal concepts and ability to develop a positive narrative regarding tax positions
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear advice in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to clearly communicate recommendations based on risk analysis in a highly ambiguous environment
  • Experience in broad areas of tax advisory in a large law firm and large corporate environment
  • Experience managing tax audits and appeals
  • Experience in broad areas of tax advisory

For New York City-based roles: The salary range for this role is $189,000 per year - $210,000 per year. You will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award, commissions & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link https://www.uber.com/careers/benefits.

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

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.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber's cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.

Uber is committed to a safe workplace. We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols that meet or exceed local public health guidelines. Workplace safety remains our number one priority. As a result, Uber recommends all US- and Canada-based employees to be vaccinated in order to access any of our facilities; this is subject to change solely at the Company's discretion.


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