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WeTransfer • London

Senior Director Tax and Rewards

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – hub based

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Every day, millions of people from over 190 countries trust us to handle their precious creative ideas.

Since making our name with quick & simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has evolved to help creators organize, share, and get feedback on their work – from inception right up to delivery. We showcase the best brands to more than 80 million users per month, and our editorial platform WePresent has championed unexpected stories of creativity from around the globe and features collaborations from world-famous artists, too.

Sounds like fun, right? Allow us to sweeten the deal: as a certified B Corporation, we do all of this while using business as a force for good, balancing people, the planet, and profit along the way.

In March 2020, WeTransfer was designated as a Certified B Corporation, confirming its ambition to strengthen its values-driven approach to responsible technology and business. As a certified B Corporation™, WeTransfer supports issues such as climate change by maintaining a climate-neutral status and aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025. The company is also focused on promoting diversity and inclusion and championing employee mental health.

Every single day, millions of people from over 190 countries trust us with handling their precious creative ideas.

Since making our name with quick & simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has evolved to helping creators organize, share, and get feedback on their work – from inception right up to delivery. We showcase the best brands to more than 80 million users per month, and our editorial platform WePresent has championed unexpected stories of creativity from around the globe, as well as featuring collaborations from world-famous artists, too.

Sounds like fun, right? Allow us to sweeten the deal: as a certified B Corporation, we do all of this while using business as a force for good, balancing people, planet, and profit along the way.

In this newly created position of Senior Director - Tax and Rewards reporting to our CFO/COO, you will play a critical role in shaping and executing our tax strategy while overseeing the design and implementation of our employee total rewards programs including compensation, benefits and perks, as well as Payroll. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of tax especially across Europe and the US, a proven track record in optimizing tax positions, and a strategic mindset to enhance our employee benefits and rewards initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Tax Strategy and Compliance:

  • Lead all aspects of the global tax function

  • Be responsible for providing strategic direction and tax planning for both corporate and indirect tax

  • Liaise directly with our CFO and our Senior Management providing group updates and proposals for future tax projects

  • Oversee the global tax compliance requirements, tax provision calculations, tax disclosures and internal controls

  • Responsible for managing the relationship with third party providers and stakeholders

  • Manage and update where necessary the global transfer pricing policy and compliance and provide tax advice on intercompany arrangements

  • Act as lead in supporting external audits of tax

  • Support the business with ad-hoc tax projects as they arise

Employee Rewards

  • Lead the implementation of competitive and effective employee rewards programs (including equity)

  • Collaborate closely with our People Operations Team to ensure that our benefits programmes are running smoothly and are managed effectively through Payroll

  • Continuously evaluate and enhance employee benefits and rewards programmes to attract and retain top talent

  • Together with your team owning all rewards related processes

Payroll and employment taxes

  • Lead on a process improvement project for Payroll and work cross functionally to establish potential areas for automation and integrations, as well as develop an improvement implementation plan

  • Working with the People Operations and Finance teams to maintain effective systems of control over the end-to-end payroll process

  • Ensure payroll and employment benefits are set up optimally to align with tax legislation

  • Building and maintaining integrations with our HRIS system, Workday and benefit providers

  • Ensure that payroll is delivered in accordance with company policy, employee contracts and country legislation, including the retention of records as required by law

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with Finance, Legal, and People teams to ensure alignment of tax and rewards strategies with overall business goals

  • Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders on tax and rewards matters together with your team

Leadership and Team Development:

  • Lead and mentor a high-performing team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.

  • Stay informed on industry best practices and trends, applying this knowledge to drive continuous improvement within the department.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; Master's degree and CPA designation preferred.

  • 10+ years of proven experience in tax planning and compliance.

  • Good knowledge of tax laws and regulations.

  • Strong background in designing and managing employee rewards programs.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities.

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Company benefits

Flexible working week
Company shutdown periods – Winter Break
Summer hours
Accrued annual leave – 25 PTO days
Equity packages
Work from anywhere scheme – 30 working days
Health insurance
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced WFH tools
Personal development budgets
Open to part time work for some roles
Buy or sell annual leave – Buy
Bank holiday swaps
Optional unpaid leave
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Commuter loan
Sabbaticals
Teambuilding days
Volunteer days – 2,5 days
Company wide holidays/offsites
Skilled worker visas
L&D budget
Relocation packages
Personal development days
Employee discounts
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Mental health platform access
Faith rooms
Hackathons
Language lessons
Location
87%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
84%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
73%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
70%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
73%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at WeTransfer

Company employees

350

Gender diversity (male:female)

M:50%, F:44%, NB:1%

Office locations

Amsterdam, London, New York City, Paris

Hiring Countries

France
Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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