Tax Director

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-NY-New York
Job ID
Finance & Analytics

About The Opportunity

We’re all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!


Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!

Grubhub is looking for an experienced tax professional with expertise in U.S. state and local tax matters to help us grow and scale with the needs of the business. The principal responsibilities of this position will be to lead the Company’s state and local tax function including sales/use tax planning, compliance, research, and audits as well as to manage external providers through the filing of federal and state corporate income tax returns and calculation of semi-annual and annual provisions under IFRS. This position will also coordinate with the JET Global Tax group on U.S. related inbound and outbound tax issues and assist various departments with tax compliance including operations, payroll, accounting, legal and HR.

The Impact You Will Make

  • Monitor state and local tax laws, regulations, and decisions that could impact Grubhub including research of technical merits of state tax positions given current and proposed state and local tax legislation, communicate conclusions, and document positions
  • Advise business of applicable changes and review the result of product changes to ensure compliance with all sales tax laws
  • Manage direct and indirect state and local tax audits, including coordination with external advisors, developing positive relationships with state authorities, formulating settlement strategies and leading discussions with tax authorities
  • Manage external providers through the filing of U.S. federal, state and local tax returns, quarterly estimated tax calculations and payments including providing information requested by providers and review of results
  • Record entries and coordinate with accounting on tax related financial statement accounts
  • Communicate U.S. tax issues applicable to Grubhub to Grubhub finance executives and Global Tax group of Just Eat 
  • Assist with payroll withholding process to comply with IRS regulations and provide guidance for state and local tax requirements applicable to employees
  • Ensure compliance with independent contractor, restaurant and employee tax requirements including oversight over 1099s (including 1009-Ks) and section 6039 reporting
  • Coach, mentor, and develop tax skills of Senior and Staff Tax Accountants
  • Maintain sales tax registrations and compliance with state, local and federal tax notices

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Master’s degree in taxation or accounting and/or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years corporate tax experience in public accounting and/or private industry
  • Experience in presenting to and negotiating with the IRS on tax matters
  • Familiarity with unclaimed property (escheats) rules
  • Experience with federal and state corporate income tax and sales/use tax matters
  • Experience with income tax provision preparation
  • Advanced Excel capabilities
  • Strong organizational and clear and concise communication (both oral and written) skills
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects/assignments simultaneously and complete assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis

 Got these? Even better!:

  • IFRS experience

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO/PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.
  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.
  • Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).
  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.  
  • MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. 
  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!
  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them. 
  • COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return. 


Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 


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