Tax Counsel (Product and Commercial) at Zeal

Posted on: 04/26/2022

Location: (REMOTE)

full time

Glassdoor: 4.0 / 5 | Original Source

Tags: coverage

**hybrid (strongly preferred), but remote can be considered on a case-by-case basis** **ABOUT THE ROLE** We are looking for a smart, service-oriented attorney who lives and breaths US tax to join our small but mighty growth company. As our second legal hire, your mandate is to power Zeal's product and go to market with your passion, knowledge, and service-oriented approach. This is a great opportunity for that special big law mid-level associate to be creative and join at the ground floor across product and commercial engagements. **SOME THINGS YOU MAY BE WORKING ON** * **Lead Center-of-Excellence on all things tax and serve as a trusted legal advisor on all payroll tax issues.** + Provide subject matter expertise on payroll tax across all domestic tax jurisdictions. + Conduct tax research and analysis based on Federal and State tax laws. + Undertake tax basis calculations and other related tax studies. + Counsel Puzzl and Puzzl's clients on the consequences of updates to federal, state, and local tax regs. + Correspond with and substantively respond to relevant tax authorities. * **Plan for and execute all things tax within Puzzl products.** + Work cross-functionally to ensure payroll tax compliance. + Design and execute tax component validation. * **Serve as subject matter escalation in support of go-to-market.** + Make informed judgment calls relating to tax law and create support. + Provide legal support in other areas of law, based on company needs and your professional interest. **YOU HAVE** * Four to six years of top-flight law firm experience in US tax. * Licensed to practice law in CA, NY, or DE, others may be considered. * You have substantial financial/accounting experience. CPA, LLM and/or Masters in Tax. * Demonstrated ability to translate legal requirements to client success. * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within the tech domain. * Clear desire to work in a fast-paced growth company. **NICE-TO-HAVE** * Undergraduate degree in accounting. * Prior pre-legal work in tax, particularly with Big Four. **ZEAL CULTURE** Zeal is located in the SoMa district of San Francisco and we value collaboration and communication as we grow and scale our business. We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into music, cocktails, pets, ping-pong, and above all else ~ high-quality espresso. But more importantly, we value championing for our employees to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone! **OUR BENEFITS** * 🩺 100% health coverage premium paid by the company; vision, dental * 💸 Competitive salary and equity for all employees * 🏃🏻‍♀️ Monthly wellness stipend * 👩🏽‍💻 At-home office setup stipend * 📸 Free professional headshot for your LinkedIn * 🍿 🍹 Free snacks and drinks and Friday happy hours * 🦓 Awesome Zeal Swag **OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS** *This is our process for most of our roles, but sometimes stages are subject to change from time to time, but we will definitely notify you of the change ahead of time.* **Step 1: Chat with our recruiter or hiring manager Step 2: Chat with one of our founders Step 3: Take-Home Assignment Step 4: Presentation/Final Interview with the team** *After a few days to 1 week we will get back to you with a decision*