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Head of Global Indirect Tax

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 a Head of Global Indirect Tax, reporting to the VP Tax & Treasury.  This role will lead the indirect tax function, which includes sales and use tax, VAT, GST, and other transaction taxes, as well as the tax technology function at Dropbox. 

We’re looking for someone who will bring enthusiasm for all things indirect tax and thrive teaming with other smart Tax folks to drive and deliver Dropbox projects and initiatives.  You are a self-starter who follows through, gets stuff done, and has a passion for navigating everything related to transaction tax.


  • Lead the global indirect tax function including strategy development, setting goals, measuring results and ensuring compliance with global requirements
  • Lead, mentor and challenge high-performing indirect tax team in a high-growth organization
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the enterprise to educate others on indirect tax issues, requirements, opportunities, and risks 
  • Stay up to date on the latest indirect tax legislative developments and develop strategies to manage impacts
  • Review indirect tax calculations, assist in the development of efficient processes that enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the indirect tax team
  • Identify tax issues and understand tax technical matters related to SUT/VAT/GST-type taxes
  • Develop and execute a strategy to manage indirect tax controversy including ASC 450 positions
  • Participate in new business initiatives with business teams, legal, technology and accounting to share information, resolve business and tax matters and identify impacts on existing systems and processes
  • Plan for the growth of our indirect tax systems, including our tax engines, working closely with our enterprise wide technology teams to develop and transform tax systems, processes, and and reporting strategies
  • Partner with Tax Leads and VP to develop and manage a high performing Tax team
  • Continuously learn about Dropbox new products, and new revenue channels to identify/understand the tax issues and communicate tax requirements to multiple internal departments.


  • 15+ years of indirect tax experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and accountability - including overseeing a broad range of indirect tax compliance and special project work
  • Big Four Public Accounting or Law Firm experience combined with in-house tech company tax experience
  • Participation in, and passion for, the development or improvement of a Tax Engine for collecting sales, VAT, GST and other indirect taxes
  • Exceptional prioritization and organizational skills including an ability to synthesize complex tax matters into simple, concise communications
  • Project management experience, including creation of project / workback plans, and leading cross-functional teams to deliver enterprise wide objectives
  • Experience transforming processes, systems, tools with automation, AI and ML tools
  • Experience in the use of Snowflake, Alteryx, Oracle and / or other similar tools is preferred 
  • Highly organized and care about the details, and understand both the big picture and the details.
  • Advanced degree (MBA, JD, MST, Ph.D.) preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fun and fast paced 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: $225,800 - $265,700 - $305,600.
• US Zone 2: $203,200 - $239,100 - $275,000.
• US Zone 3: $180,700 - $212,600 - $244,500.
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).