Senior Tax Manager - US

Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Klarna is a very exciting company! That applies to tax matters as well. At Klarna you will learn more about taxes and business than you have ever done before and we can guarantee you a fantastic learning journey where your skills and experience will have a direct impact on the way we deal with taxes on a global level and of course also in the US.

Given our increased presence in the US we are looking for a person who can help us navigate the US tax landscape. You will have full responsibility for US tax and work closely with the US CFO based in NYC and our accounting team based in Columbus, Ohio. You will be part of and work closely with the global tax team based in Stockholm.

You will join an extremely fast paced company with a strong ambition to be a first mover, not only commercially but also in terms of how we work with taxes.  You will be the only tax person on the ground in the US, thus it is important that you have a broad knowledge of US tax and are used to taking ownership even when things are moving in Mach 2. You will also need to be very proactive and able to manage several high-stakes matters at the same time.

What you'll do

  • Drive the development and implementation to enforce all tax control processes, policies and priorities for the US 
  • Secure the day-to-day tax risk management in the US
  • Develop and implement strategic alternatives in the US and on a global level
  • Drive consolidation, analysis and the provision of tax information in internal and external reports
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting of tax expense and payments for the US
  • Liasing with the central tax team on strategic tax matters relevant for the Klarna Group
  • Assist on M&A related projects and internal reorganizations

What we are looking for

  • 5-7 year experience from working at Big 4 or similar, preferably specializing in financial institutions
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written on all organizational levels, on matters that may be complex and sensitive
  • Proven knowledge of federal taxation,  tax accounting (including provisioning) and tax compliance
  • General knowledge of state and local tax as well as international taxation
  • Experience from project management and from working in an international environment
  • Proven practice of strategy development and implementation
  • Solid system knowledge (e.g. SAP and Thomson Reuter Products) and data analytics understanding
  • Superior ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment  
  • Resourceful and enjoy working in a complex and dynamic environment  
  • Team player with high integrity and excellent collaboration skills
  • Economics or Law Degree
About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 18 different markets, hosted by +3000 people from 90 nationalities.