Tax Director California

Full time
Based on experience
california 16/03/2018   Full time Based on experience

Green Dot Corporation, along with its wholly owned subsidiary bank, Green Dot Bank, is a pro-consumer financial technology innovator with a mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. Green Dot invented the prepaid debit card industry and is the largest provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States. Green Dot is also a leader in mobile technology and mobile banking with its award-winning GoBank mobile checking account. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TPG, Green Dot is additionally the largest processor of tax refund disbursements in the U.S. Green Dot's products and services are available to consumers through a large-scale "branchless bank" distribution network of more than 100,000 U.S. locations, including retailers, neighborhood financial service center locations, and tax preparation offices, as well as online, in the leading app stores and through leading online tax preparation providers. Green Dot Corporation is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., with additional facilities throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China. 

Tax Director 


The Tax Director is a key member of the Accounting Department and will liaison with many departments throughout Green Dot as well as with tax consultants, internal and external auditors and taxing authorities. The Tax Director will conduct day-to-day management of Green Dot’s tax policies and procedures and will be the tax subject matter expert. The Tax Director will focus on the quarterly and annual tax provision process, oversees the tax compliance process, work with external tax professionals to identify and implement tax strategies, and contributes to a variety of strategic projects. Will also be involved in analytical non-tax related projects, supporting a strong and dynamic accounting department. 


Prepare quarterly and annual tax provision work papers and related financial reporting disclosures 

Develop and implement tax strategies to drive Green Dot’s effective tax rate 

Manage outsourced tax compliance process, including reviewing federal, state and international tax returns and extensions 

Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes 

Establish and maintain the company’s substantial tax reserves for uncertain tax positions 

Research and prepare quarterly and annual technical tax memorandums 

Provide quarterly tax updates to the audit committee 

Research and apply federal and state legislative changes 

Manage nexus studies and apportionment analysis for state tax filings 

Manage federal, state and local tax credit projects 

Prepare and forecast federal and state income tax payments throughout the year 

Manage tax depreciation schedules (federal, state, regular and AMT) 

Oversee examinations by federal and state taxing authorities 

Provide sales & use tax and tax information reporting advisory support 

Provide tax advisory support to other business units (including payroll, human resources and legal) 

Provide support for mergers and acquisition due diligence, integration and planning 

Provide support to Accounting Department on non-tax adhoc projects 

Perform other duties as needed. 


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related field; Advanced degree (MBT, MAcc, JD or LLM) is highly preferred 

Minimum of 13 years of public accounting experience or equivalent experience in industry focused heavily on tax matters 

Deep knowledge of ASC 740 and other related accounting pronouncements and experience in their application 

Strong foundation of tax technical, analytical and compliance skills and experience, including process and internal controls 

Hands-on experience with tax accounting systems such as One Source 

Excellent communication skills with management/executive presence 

Advanced Excel skills 

Excellent research and writing skills 

Must be organized and self-motivated 

Green Dot Corporation is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability , protected veteran status, or any category protected by law.