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Tax Administrator

| Chicago

 

Do People Tell You That You're The Glue That Holds People Together?

 

Are you passionate about the details that make leaders and businesses tick?

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities by growing small local businesses by connecting people to a vibrant and dynamic, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

As a Tax Administrator, you’ll assist in day-to-day operations within our tax team. Your role will be essential and highly visible, as you will spend your time multi-tasking and collaborating with individuals across the Tax organization. You’ll also support Groupon’s tax payment disbursement process, tax purchase order requests, and all tax vendor billing for the department. While a business background is helpful, any tax specific skills can and will be taught on-the-job.

 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?

 

You’ll spend time doing the following:

  • Operate as an administrator within the global tax team

  • Process purchase orders, vendor invoices, and associated payments, including balancing and correcting discrepancies

  • Help prepare and file routine tax filings, including Forms 1099-K, state regulatory filings, local business license renewals, and similar filings and notices

  • Work cross-functionally with clients and partners to gather data and prepare filings in a timely manner

  • Upload supporting documentation to electronic file rooms and ensure proper maintenance of data

  • Event planning, including scheduling travel and arranging conference rooms

  • Additional administrative work as required, including document management and coordination with other teammates to ensure processes run smoothly

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years prior administrative experience

  • You’re proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Docs

  • You communicate complex information and insights effectively via keyboard and in person

  • You have superb organizational and analytical skills, with deep attention to detail and the ability to follow-through even when working independently

  • You have a high level of discretion and maturity, handling confidential and privileged information with ease

  • You’re a self-starter looking for opportunities to contribute to the team and the bottom line

  • You take an entrepreneurial approach to task management, taking control in order to lead and complete tasks unilaterally

  • You’re willing to adapt to new roles within the tax department and take ownership of different tasks as needed

  • Previous experience in a tax or accounting environment preferred, but not required

  • Knowledge of accounting humor appreciated

 

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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