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Tax Program Manager (Contractor Role)



Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024
Who we are:
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Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
Who we’re looking for:
We seek a contract Program Manager to join our Payments and Orders Product team for a 9 month contract. At Rover, we are busy automating and operationalizing our global sitter tax reporting programs (1099-K in the US, DAC7 in Europe, and Digital Platform Tax Reporting in Canada). This role interfaces with our product, UX, engineering, tax, operations, international, and marketing teams to ensure we meet our requirements and create the best experience for our sitters as we prepare them for their tax season.
You will be charged with ownership of the coordination of the many pieces of this effort, across our offices in Seattle and Barcelona. You’ll lead cross-functional working sessions to ensure we’ve captured key global requirements, developed communications strategies, created seamless user experiences between Rover and our partners, and built operational process flows ready for launch. You’ll define the launch timelines and the workback plan to hit that. You’ll also hold regular meetings to identify support needs or risks to the timeline, and then identify mitigations and solutions among the team and our technology partners.
This role will sit in our Product Management function and entail part-time work in Q3, ramping to full-time in Q4, and then back down to part-time in late Q1. This role is intended to support the 2024 tax requirements issued in early 2025.
We are looking for qualified program or project managers who are technical, analytical, and willing to roll up their sleeves.
***This position is approved for remote work only in the following states: WA, ID, TX, GA, NC, MI & FL***

Your Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating cross-functional and internal/external stakeholders across several timezones to collaborate synchronously and asynchronously toward a common goal
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience scheduling and managing meetings efficiently by keeping conversations on target and driving toward key decisions despite having many competing inputs
  • General project management skills, including the documentation, tracking, and accountability of various stakeholders’ activities to a tight timeline
  • Proficiency in manipulating data via Sheets/Excel
  • Managing 3rd party relationships and holding them accountable to deliverables and timelines; escalating issues as needed
  • Experience working with tax and/or accounting stakeholders; familiarity with tax information reporting, including 1099-K and DAC7 is a bonus
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and comfortable surfacing risks to timelines to stakeholder group
  • A passion for the end-user experience

Why We'll Hire You:

  • You can get the data you need, derive insights, and leverage it to make decisions and drive growth
  • You are biased toward action, and a great collaborator
  • You never stop pushing toward clarity and delivery
  • You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and tackle something hands-on; you persevere when others fall away
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.