Posted Aug 4

Niantic is hiring a
Sr. Manager, Indirect Tax

San Francisco, CA

Niantic’s Tax Team seeks and Senior Manager, Indirect Tax to assist the existing Tax Team with primarily indirect taxes (VAT, Sales Tax, etc.) and other types of taxes, as well as to become a strong contributor toward building a world-class Tax Department.

We are seeking an energetic, motivated, and driven Senior Tax Manager to join our Tax team in San Francisco. This position will be responsible for supporting Niantic’s global tax operations, including global indirect tax planning, compliance, reporting and other special projects. Due to the fast-paced and high growth nature of the Company, the candidate must be self-driven, detail oriented, have strong organization and communication skills, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves.

Within Niantic's Tax Team, we ensure that the company succeeds in a competitive global market by working cross-functionally to keep the business running smoothly.


  • Team with internal Niantic departments such as the Sponsorship, Marketing and Events teams to support Niantic initiatives from an indirect tax perspective, as well as supporting other business initiatives such as merchandise, etc., with respect to indirect taxes.

  • Calculate and prepare various indirect tax related journal entries for our month end close process.

  • Lead and review, with external advisors, the preparation of state and foreign indirect tax returns, including assisting with audits and inquiries by tax authorities.

  • Manage the applicability of other indirect taxes such as digital service taxes to Niantic’s revenue streams.

  • Manage other indirect taxes such as San Francisco Gross Receipts and property taxes, etc., including the audits of these taxes.

  • Communicate regularly with internal teams such as the Accounting team and various departments.

  • Assist the Tax team as with certain income tax related matters.

  • Prepare/review quarterly tax accounts reconciliations.

  • Required in-office Monday and Wednesday.


  • You are either a CPA, or a CPA candidate.

  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting/Finance with a strong academic record.

  • You have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience working with indirect taxes in either the tax department of a company or in public accounting.

  • You are proficient in accounting, such that you are able to independently prepare journal entries and accurately account for Niantic's various indirect taxes.

  • You have a familiarity with Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with Netsuite preferred.

  • You have demonstrated business judgment, and the ability to analyze the costs/benefits of proposed resolutions to tax related problems.

  • You have experience working with diverse, cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $175,000 - $205,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic is the world’s leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction. 

Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company in 2015. Some of our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship, enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the globe. Our basketball universe has come to life, as we recently launched one of the most innovative sports games ever, in partnership with the NBA. NBA ALL-World is now live and playable globally!  Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID

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