Senior Manager, Tax

The Farmer's Dog

The Farmer's Dog

Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog is the fastest growing pet health service company in the US, and was born from a mission to change the landscape of pet health, providing dogs and their humans with honest, smart, and simple care – a fresh proposition in an industry riddled with manipulative and misleading marketing. We’re starting by radically improving the $100 billion pet food market, replacing bulk bags of highly-processed pellets with a personalized subscription service that sends healthy, freshly-made dog food, balanced by top veterinary nutritionists, directly to customers’ doors. Our ultimate goal is to create innovative, honest, and delightful experiences across all aspects of pet care, and we believe our direct-to-consumer business model, holistic approach to growth, and dynamic and forward-thinking culture uniquely position us to shepherd this backwards industry into the future.

To date, The Farmer’s Dog has delivered hundreds of millions of meals nationwide and raised over $150M in funding to help us build a company as healthy as the dogs who are eating those meals. Join us as we continue to develop ways of bringing peace of mind to our customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.


Where You'll Come In

We’re on the lookout for a talented individual who can spearhead our internal tax function. You will be our first full-time tax hire. Currently all tax work is split among the accounting team and outside advisors. You will take that work from the accounting team and work with the VP Finance / Controller to determine the best structure for ensuring all of our tax planning, reporting and compliance is best resourced between internal and external resources.

The main work streams will be tax planning to minimize cash taxes paid, tax reporting in our financial statements, and tax compliance reporting to federal, state and local authorities for sales and use tax and various other tax compliance regimes. Part of your responsibilities will include supporting audits by local tax authorities, helping to select and implement a new sales tax compliance service provider, leading and discussing tax planning strategies, and ensuring compliance with all local tax reporting, filing and payment obligations. This will be through a combination of your own work and management of external resources.

The Senior Manager, Tax will report to the VP of Finance / Controller.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Oversee the processes and systems to ensure compliance with state and local sales taxes
  • Design and execute a RFP to select a new sales tax service provider and then implement the new sales tax system
  • Prepare or review the federal income tax provision
  • Prepare or review federal and state income tax extensions and returns
  • Drive the process of selecting a third party tax services provider
  • Work with outside third party firm on tax planning strategies
  • Respond to audit inquiries and other tax notices from local, state and federal tax authorities
  • Approve vendor and customer sales tax exemption requests, working with our Customer Experience and Accounts Payable functions
  • Oversee minimization of cash taxes paid
  • Prepare miscellaneous tax filings in various jurisdictions

We're Excited About You Because

  • You are organized, proactive, and can manage multiple work streams at once
  • You have a broad tax background with some specific areas of expertise (preferably state and local tax compliance or income tax provision and tax planning)
  • You enjoy creating new processes, systems and procedures for a tax department
  • You are able to zoom out to see big picture, long-term strategy, but also zoom in to the details of tax compliance
  • You are detail oriented, self-motivated, and maintain a positive outlook
  • You have a natural intellectual curiosity
  • You love dogs.

Office Guidelines

The office is open and available for all Monday through Friday. We ask all team members to be in office a minimum of 2-3 days a week to build a collaborative and invested environment to foster our unique in-person culture we are proud to have. This office policy is subject to change at company discretion.

Our DEI Philosophy:

Our company’s mission is rooted in deep, genuine care for dogs – and for the people who love them. As an organization we are full of individuals who are unique in many ways, but all united in a mission of providing true peace of mind to dog lovers everywhere. Fixing this industry and improving the lives of pets and their people will be a difficult, decades-long endeavor. We believe the best use of our time, energy, and resources as a collective team is to focus on this mission, and on supporting our team to do their best work and be their best selves. In support of this we’re committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce, and investing in internal structures, opportunities, hiring/promotions processes, and training that create and sustain an inclusive team. We strive to provide an experience at TFD that will be invested, meaningful and memorable as we progress on the journey to reimagine how we feed and care for our pets.

A Few of Our Best Benefits

  • Dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
  • Market-competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Company sponsored mental health benefit and coaching through Modern Health
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Competitive 401k plan with company match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Your pet interrupting video calls (and in-person meetings) is now a feature, not a bug

We commit to building a competitive compensation package and company environment for all individuals to thrive. We believe in competitive base compensation rooted in location specific market data and performance along with equity ownership in the company that allows every team member to build their personal wealth as the company grows, just as much as we believe in fostering a culture that supports our team members personally, professionally, and holistically. For this role the anticipated hiring base compensation range is $150,000 - $170,000 USD Annual and the compensation offered will include a robust market competitive package of base and equity. In addition to your base compensation offer you will also receive equity ownership in the company. More information about the value of this equity will be shared at the time of offer. This range is representative of NYC Market Data if you are applying to this role outside of the NYC area the range may change.