Tax Accountant

  • full_time
  • Germany

Kruze Consulting

External Job Title: Tax Accountant
Internal Job Title: Income Tax Accountant
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular Hire
Expected Hours: 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Exempt, Salary
Work Location: Fully Remote (within the U.S.)
Expected Base Pay Range:  $100,000 – $110,000 per year depending on qualifications
Bonus Eligibility: Yes, discretionary bonuses
Kruze Consulting is a boutique CPA firm that works exclusively with startups.  The Tax Accountant position (what we call an Income Tax Accountant) will work as part of a 30+ person team of tax professionals to serve our corporate clients.  We’re looking for someone with a strong background in corporate tax accounting with a consultative approach to problem solving. The ideal candidate will have great time management skills, be very detail-oriented and a quality enthusiast. Kruze Consulting has a proven track record of developing their employees to their highest potential. If you are looking to learn and grow as a corporate income tax professional, this role might be a terrific opportunity to do that in an entrepreneurial, fully remote accounting firm.
Kruze Consulting believes in diversity of thought as a competitive advantage to bring people together to build a culturally inclusive team.

If you are smart, and good at what you do, come as you are. Diverse candidates (however you choose or choose not to identify) are encouraged to apply.
·        Fully Remote – We’ve completely embraced and invested in remote work and know the benefits.  Save time, save money, and decrease stress.  Our experience shows that remote work fosters a healthier work/life balance for our people.  We do get together once a year for an annual offsite meeting, but it’s optional.   
·        Flexibility/Autonomy – Need to run to an appointment, your child’s school, or just want to take a walk outside?. No problem. If your clients’ needs are met and your work gets done on time, enjoy!
·        Stability – While we serve startups, we aren’t one.  We’ve been around for almost a decade enjoying controlled growth over that time.  We don’t over-hire, and thankfully, we’ve never had to do a reduction in force.  Our service offering is niche, accounting is essential to businesses, and the potential market for our services is diversified/vast.
·        High-Quality Colleagues – We’re a diverse bunch, experts in our respective fields, and eager to help each other and clients.  We care about each other as whole human beings.
·        High-Quality Clients – We work exclusively with venture-funded technology startups and early-stage companies who are creating some of the most exciting and transformative products and services in the world!  (We also have a “no jerks” policy; our clients treat our people professionally and respectfully.)
·        Purpose/Meaningful Work – Not your average accounting role.

Kruze professionals get to work with innovative startups that are disrupting their respective industries and creating the products and services of tomorrow.  Like proud parents, we derive vicarious enjoyment as our clients grow, get additional rounds of funding, and ultimately get acquired by Fortune 500 firms.
·        Professional Development – You’ll gain exposure to many types of clients and industries including SaaS, eCommerce, Healthcare, Biotech, Crypto/Blockchain, and Manufacturing. At Kruze, you’ll have the opportunity to learn multiple disciplines and work with a wide variety of high-visibility clients and find your passion.
·        3+ years of corporate income tax compliance or accounting experience
·        Strong knowledge of federal/state corporation income tax returns
·        Experience in preparing, reviewing, and providing feedback on federal/state corporation income tax returns
·        Strong experience in tax software systems, ideally CCH Axcess or similar platform
·        Must be willing to work core business hours in their local time zone (approximately 8am to 5pm local time)
·        Meticulous attention to detail – able to follow through and execute on a high volume of nuanced tasks
·        Ability to work with a strong sense of urgency in a fast-paced setting with a wide variety of tasks
·        Strict adherence to deadlines – understanding that governmental agencies don’t make exceptions
·        A love of rapidly changing technology/software solutions that maximize efficiency and deliver firmwide value
·        Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Tax
·        Licensed CPA or eligible to sit for the CPA exam, or an Enrolled Agent (EA)
·        Some knowledge of international tax reporting (5471 & 5472)
·        Some knowledge of income tax provision and deferred tax concepts
·        Experience in a fully remote people-centric culture
·        Experience in a high growth/startup/entrepreneurial environment
·        Experience with newer systems/platforms such as Slack, Zendesk, 1Password, Airtable, Box, Kantata, Karbon, Loom and many others (we are always exploring and embracing new systems as part of our DNA!)
   Income Tax Preparation and Review (~60% of the time)
·        Preparation and review of 150-200 corporation 1120 tax returns
·        Preparation and review of Forms 5471, 5472, 3115, 3921
·        Preparation and review of state income tax returns, state apportionment, and state modifications
   Consulting (~30% of the time)
·        Respond to client tax questions, and help to resolve federal/state notices and audit requests
·        Assist in all M&A transactions by gathering documents and responding to due diligence requests
   Administrative (~10% of the time)
·        Review monthly client billing reports to ensure completion and accuracy
·        Provide periodic updates to the senior management regarding tax process status/goals/delays/roadblocks
·        Attend weekly all-hands and tax meetings
·        Kruze’s own corporate taxes.  That’s handled by our CFO.
A note of caution about remote work at Kruze Consulting:
While it seems cool, it’s not for everyone. You must have the discipline, work ethic, healthy boundaries, work strategies, and emotional intelligence to work remotely. While we strive for work-life balance at Kruze, this is still a fast-paced role that will require you to juggle many different projects and tasks.

You must enjoy and thrive in this type of fast-paced environment.
About Kruze Consulting:
Kruze Consulting has grown organically and rapidly, tripling in size over the last two years.  We provide accounting, bookkeeping, finance, payroll, and tax services to over 800 startups backed by top tier venture capital funds.
·        Kruze Consulting is a 2023 Inc. 5000 Honoree for the sixth year in a row
·        Our core values are: Kaizen ∙ Integrity ∙ Innovation ∙ Intuitive ∙ Communication & Collaboration ∙ Data Driven Quality ∙ Enabling Customer Greatness ∙ Fidelity
We are a 100% remote company, working in many different countries and time zones; we encourage our employees to take advantage of our flexible work environment to be happier and more productive.  The firm has 800+ Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C clients. The firm was started 9 years ago, by Vanessa Kruze, CPA and now has 150+ team members. Kruze utilizes best-of-breed software tools such as QuickBooks, Gusto, Justworks, Rippling, Expensify,, Zoom, Slack, Ramp, and Brex. Our client base is comprised of venture capital-backed startups funded by the very best venture capital funds in the world.
Physical Requirements:
·        Extended periods of focused, seated computer work – approximately 8 hours a day
Kruze complies with California’s Fair Chance Act:
Kruze will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act.

You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Kruze is concerned about conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting the Civil Right’s Department Fair Chance Act webpage.
Kruze participates in E-Verify:
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.


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