Senior Director, Tax

  • Warby Parker
  • New York, NY
  • May 13, 2022

Job Description

Senior Director, Tax       New York City, NY


Warby Parker is seeking a Senior Director of Tax to support our Accounting team. In this position, you’ll oversee the small but mighty tax function, including domestic and foreign tax compliance, planning, reporting, strategy, controversy, risk management, and ensuring our ability to do business without interruption across the US and Canada. 

We’ll count on you to develop the company’s tax strategy and identify areas of improvement on a short and long term basis, mitigating risk by maintaining a balance between compliance and tax savings. You will be responsible for the company’s income, franchise, business, property, sales and use, and international taxes, as well as our business licenses in all areas we do business. Interested? Excited? Wish you could start tomorrow? Keep reading!

What you’ll do:

  • Manage domestic and foreign income tax for the company and its subsidiaries, inclusive of compliance, returns, and estimated payments
  • Ensure indirect tax compliance for the US and Canada, covering registrations, remittances, and nexus analysis, while overseeing business registrations with the support of a third party
  • Oversee the annual and quarterly tax provision process, inclusive of tax footnote preparation 
  • Establish processes and procedures to ensure all taxes are accounted for and that the financial statements correctly present the impact of both non-income and income taxes, inclusive of the review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide direct reports with an engaging environment to learn, grow, and develop as highly successful tax practitioners with in-depth knowledge of the business and tax
  • Maintain relationships with third party consultants and tax advisors, making key decisions with respect to professional services needed, all with an eye towards maximizing value and reducing costs
  • Develop and maintain various tax analytics to provide insight into future tax and compliance projections for use in budgeting, strategy, and cash flow planning
  • Advise on proper structure of legal entities and intercompany activity, while overseeing compliance with transfer pricing between US and Canadian entities
  • Monitor and analyze proposed and newly enacted tax legislation, regulations, rulings, court cases, etc., determining the impact of exposure with the goal of developing strategies to respond in each area
  • Manage and consult on ad-hoc projects that impact the company’s tax exposure while advising senior leadership and department heads on tax efficient business decisions across the organization

Who you are:

  • Backed by 10+ years of broad tax experience in leadership positions, with a wide purview including strategy, compliance, and controversy across both direct and indirect tax
  • Ultra-organized, known for your ability to define priorities, meet deadlines, and communicate clearly
  • A solution-oriented problem-solver, leader, and team player who shows initiative and embodies integrity
  • Someone with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (or with equivalent experience)
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra Credit:

  • Vertex and Oracle Fusion experience
  • Looker experience


About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can do more and make a greater impact—and that starts by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, and do good in the world—without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, and innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, and achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings and events, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up and sharing ideas aren’t responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community and belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors and equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, and share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what we’re all about, and our annual Impact Report and Racial Equity Strategy lay out how we’re sticking to these values.