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Director, Tax

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What We're Looking For

It’s an exciting time in 2U’s growth, and our Accounting team is a critical part of that growth; see more here. Our Accounting team at 2U is growing, and we’re looking for a Director of Tax to report to our Chief Accounting Officer.

The Director of Tax will offer dedicated tax support to all divisions within 2U, Inc. and will be responsible for managing 2U’s worldwide tax reporting and compliance activities, continuous tax process improvement, planning, and various ad hoc projects. The Tax Director will work closely with upper management and various cross functional teams, both domestically and internationally. We’re seeking a hands-on/high energy contributor; you are a strong project manager, highly detail oriented, adept at delivering results, and have demonstrated success in delivering exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Oversight of all tax related matters including income tax accounting, SEC reporting, tax compliance, and tax planning and strategy
  • Manage all aspects of the Company’s worldwide ASC 740 income tax provision process, accounting and related financial statement disclosures; explains and discusses these items with senior management and the independent auditors
  • Establish and maintain formal tax policies, practices and procedures to ensure US GAAP compliance and strong internal controls
  • Provide oversight and consultation into the design of critical tax accounting processes and technology improvement related to financial statement reporting
  • Forecasting and analysis of quarterly and annual effective tax rates; work with FP&A to develop forecasting ability by legal entity
  • Research and execute income tax planning that considers the Company’s overall effective tax rate and is consistent with Company’s business objective
  • Oversee global tax audits
  • Provide guidance on proposed and enacted tax legislation, keeping abreast of tax law changes in the US and foreign jurisdictions to manage risk and identify potential planning opportunities
  • Review and provide oversight of domestic and international tax filings for both income and indirect taxes

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Current CPA in good standing
  • 5+ years of public accounting experience (tax concentration) with a big 4 firm
  • 10+ years of combined corporate tax experience
  • Significant international tax, transfer pricing and legal entity structuring experience
  • Track record of success in leading, managing, coaching, and developing high performance teams
  • Strong knowledge in public reporting preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and related analytical tools

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with all areas of the business
  • Proven ability to exhibit strong organization and prioritization skills in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
  • Confident issue-identification skills and the demonstrated ability to develop effective solution proposals
  • Proven success in a matrix management environment
  • Strong collaboration and teambuilding skills

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.