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Tax Manager, International



hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


SpaceX is seeking to add a Tax Manager to work on US and local country tax matters for SpaceX subsidiaries throughout the world, with a focus on Africa as we expand our Starlink business in Africa and other regions around the world. The Tax Manager will be part of the international tax team located in Hawthorne and report to the Africa Tax Director.


  • Data preparation and coordination with external service providers for preparation of both direct and indirect tax returns as well as month-end financial reporting activities
  • Ensure that existing jurisdictions in Africa which Starlink has operations are compliant with local tax requirements and e-invoicing requirements
  • Provide technical tax analysis regarding the tax implications of entering into new markets in Africa
  • Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams (operations, commercial, legal, customs, treasury, accounting, finance) and other stakeholders to build a strong network across these departments and with external resources to ensure compliance with local legislation
  • Coordinate tax payments, including monitoring payment dates, calculating correct payment amounts, and ensuring payments are properly recorded in the books
  • Assist with maintaining tax records, legal agreements, customs, and transfer pricing documentation
  • Assist with notices/audits received from various taxing authorities
  • Provide support as needed on ad hoc projects


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of combined tax experience in public accounting and/or at a large multinational


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or tax
  • Indirect tax experience
  • Experience working with tax regulators
  • Experience handling tax disputes
  • Prior experience at Big 4 accounting firms or multinational companies with business activities in Africa
  • Prior experience dealing with e-invoicing environment and VAT
  • French and/or Portuguese fluency
  • Data analytics skills, knowledge of OneSource, Alteryx, SQL
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and efficient in work processes
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently


  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekend when needed to meet critical deadlines
  • This position is based in Hawthorne, CA and requires being onsite - remote or hybrid work will not be considered


Pay range:

Manager, Tax: $130,000.00 - $180,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.