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Associate Director, Tax Controversy and Risk Management

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Finance team builds the financial infrastructure to scale our growing company. We combine analytical and strategic thinking to develop a sound financial future for our global brand. We work closely with teams across the company, as well as with external partners.

Role Description

The Dropbox Tax team has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director, Tax Controversy and Risk Management, reporting to the Director of Transfer Pricing, Controversy, and Risk Management. This role will partner and collaborate seamlessly with members of the Tax, Finance, Legal and business teams to help drive and support our commercial strategy and lead global tax controversy for Dropbox.
The Tax Controversy Specialist is responsible for overseeing, managing, and resolving tax disputes and controversies on behalf of Dropbox. This position requires an in-depth understanding of tax regulations, strong negotiation skills, and the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders. 
In this role, you’ll bring enthusiasm for all things Tax controversy and thrive teaming with other Tax folks to drive and deliver Dropbox projects and initiatives.  You’ll be ready to roll up your sleeves to design and implement Tax processes, policies, best practices, and frameworks to help scale a growing Tax team and function. You are a self-starter who follows through, gets stuff done, and has a passion for navigating tax controversy and risk management.


  • E2E global tax controversy strategies: Lead E2E global tax controversy strategies including interfacing with tax authorities.
  • Compliance and Documentation: Ensure all necessary documentation is prepared and maintained for tax disputes. Monitor compliance with tax laws and regulations to minimize future disputes.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct thorough research on tax laws, regulations, and court rulings to develop effective arguments in favor of the company's tax position.
  • Communication: Collaborate with internal finance and legal teams. Maintain open and clear communication with tax authorities and internal and external advisors.
  • Risk Assessment: Assess the potential financial and reputational risks associated with tax disputes and develop strategies to mitigate risks.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare detailed reports and summaries of tax controversies, including their status, progress, and potential outcomes. Present findings to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Compliance Training: Provide training and guidance to internal teams on tax compliance and tax controversy best practices.



  • 12+ years of tax, transfer pricing, and global tax controversy experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and accountability
  • Big Four Public Accounting and/or Law Firm experience combined with in-house company tax experience ideally at a technology company
  • Demonstrated experience working on and implementing tax controversy and global transfer pricing policies, best practices, tools, strategies at scale
  • Technical expertise and understanding of US, OECD, and global transfer pricing/tax laws
  • Analytical experience with research, economic modeling, valuation, and quantitative analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong Excel skills 
  • Exceptional prioritization, project management, and organizational skills including an ability to synthesize complex tax matters into simple, concise communications
  • BA in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business, or equivalent
  • Advanced degree (MBA, JD, MST, Ph.D.) preferred
  • Professional certifications (CPA or similar certification) preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a Virtual First environment as well as with in-person collaboration
  • We are building a compassionate culture where you can do your best work—no matter who you are or where you’re from - we are looking for tax folks with an interest in working with a diverse group of tax and finance folks who are all about making work human 


Total Rewards

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
• US Zone 1: $183,600 - $216,000 - $248,400.
• US Zone 2: $165,200 - $194,400 - $223,600.
• US Zone 3: $146,900 - $172,800 - $198,700.
Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro) and Washington DC metro
• US Zone 3: All other US locations


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support  

Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).