About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

We are seeking a hands-on Senior Director, Tax who will build and own the tax function. This role requires advanced knowledge of ASC 740 and an ability to build processes and controls around the tax function.


  • Own and direct all aspects of taxation, including strategy, planning, financial reporting and compliance
  • Responsible for the preparation and accuracy of the quarterly and annual income tax provision, including effective tax rate, current and deferred taxes, uncertain tax positions and related footnotes
  • Ensure compliance with all domestic and international direct and indirect tax reporting requirements
  • Identify, secure and defend tax credits and incentives
  • Monitor and analyze proposed and newly enacted tax legislation
  • Build cross-functional relationships with accounting, FP&A, legal, HR and other functions as necessary
  • Build tax function to scale for growth, which includes people development, process and workpapers simplification and standardization, and effective use of data and technology
  • Design and implement internal control processes for tax function
  • Mentor and develop team members
  • Mange and direct outside tax consultants


  • Bachelor’s in Accounting is required
  • MS in Taxation, CPA, or LLM is strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of tax experience. preferably a combination of Big Four accounting and large multinational companies
  • Significant experience with managing US tax compliance obligations, including analyzing and documenting tax positions
  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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