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Job Overview

Outbrain is looking for a Tax Manager to help develop the state and local tax (SALT) and indirect tax practice, including state tax nexus analysis and income tax compliance as well as various indirect tax items such as US states’ sales and use tax, value added taxes in Europe, and digital services taxes. This role will also provide the unique opportunity to work on both US state and international tax issues, as well as take part in tax planning at a fast growing and newly public company. This role will be asked to help coach the Tax Staff and work together with the Senior Tax Manager and Tax Director on a regular basis via Zoom and in person on a hybrid WFH/office schedule.

Desired Skills

Behavioral Skills

  • Ability to manage his/her time by prioritizing and managing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter attitude towards learning the business and staying current in tax developments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively in a team environment, both within the tax team and with other departments and global offices

Technical Skills

  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues surrounding state taxation, nexus concepts, and sales and use tax
  • Exposure to digital services taxes and VAT preferred
  • Experience with sales/VAT tax software preferred
  • Experience with quarterly and annual tax provision surrounding above issues
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with NetSuite ERP system is a plus
  • Experience with OneSource IT tax compliance software is a plus
  • Exposure to M&A integration planning or other tax consulting planning is a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or tax is required, CPA preferred
  • 5-7 years of tax experience in SALT/indirect tax; public accounting and corporate tax experience is a plus

Job Application Requirements

Resume: One-page (single-sided) resume summarizing candidate’s work experience, education, and any other skills/licenses

Cover Letter: Half-page to one-page cover letter which includes answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in applying for this position?
  • Do you have experience in the following areas: sales and use tax, state nexus analysis, VAT, digital services tax?
  • Do you have experience building out your own team / direct reports?
  • What other skills do you have which will be a good fit for this position?
  • If hired, what would you like to accomplish in your first year with Outbrain?

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Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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