Tax Manager (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by over 11 million students worldwide, is looking for a Tax Manager to support our growing organization. This individual will oversee the preparation and review of income tax returns and related work papers, assist with the preparation of the quarterly and annual income tax provision calculations, review estimated tax payments, reconcile tax accounts, manage tax audits, research technical issues, and manage special projects as needed.


  • Facilitate the preparation of federal and state income tax returns to ensure accurate filings
  • Manage external tax CPA firm as they prepare the company's tax returns
  • Prepare quarterly tax payments on federal and state income tax
  • Review income tax provision calculations with external tax CPA firm
  • Ensure timely filing of sales and use tax, payroll tax, franchise tax, and property tax
  • Develop and implement strategic tax planning for all necessary federal and state taxes, and international tax, including VAT and HST
  • Work with external tax CPA firm in transfer pricing study and R&D credit study
  • Conduct tax due diligence review in merger and acquisition transaction
  • Review tax working paper and filings of foreign subsidiaries with international tax CPA firm
  • Help with business registrations in various states by working with sales and operation teams
  • Plan for and develop overall return calendar and coordinate timing and inputs with tax CPA firm
  • Manage and facilitate IRS and state income tax audits: preparing responses and schedules, etc
  • Monitor regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to management and create strategies to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation
  • Provide support with financial statement audit and special tax related projects
  • Find and implement opportunities for process improvement in company tax procedures


  • BA/BS degree in accounting or similar field; current CPA license and Master’s degree in accounting or taxation highly preferred
  • 7+ years experience as either a tax accountant in a corporate setting or a tax CPA at a public accounting firm (Big 4 experience is a plus)
  • Strong tax, accounting, analytical, and research skills
  • Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures for corporations
  • Familiarity with U.S. federal, state and local reporting requirements
  • Strong experience with a variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements
  • Strong ability to utilize project management and accounting best practices to organize and prioritize individual as well as shared team tasks
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaborate with other teams
  • Strong skills and experience with Word, Outlook, Excel, and NetSuite
  • Familiarity with Vertex, ADP, and Workday
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 500,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 11 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

At IXL, we’re passionate about our mission of creating the best educational technology that improves learning for all students. We bring that same passion to creating a workplace that values diversity on the basis that all of us bring a unique perspective and experience that advances IXL’s mission.

We strive to increase diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability and to continually promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.

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