Senior Tax Manager

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Job Purpose

The Senior Tax Manager will be responsible all areas of direct tax for the Americas.  This includes federal, state, Canada and LATAM compliance, tax forecasting, US GAAP and IFRS tax accounting, tax planning, and audit defence related to the Americas. This role would suit someone with broad-based technical tax knowledge to help make decisions in compliance, reporting and ad hoc projects.  You will work closely with the business so your approach must be commercial, and you will need to be confident in building relationships with the wider business and finance teams.  This role will report to the Head of Global Tax Reporting and Compliance.


Main Duties

  • Managing the America’s direct tax compliance and reporting
  • Supporting the delivery of top-quality global reporting and forecasting
  • Reviewing the global tax provision process for improvements and technology solutions
  • Delivery of world class tax support to the business
  • Communication of tax matters with non-tax stakeholders
  • Assisting with the management of direct tax compliance in every territory where we operate
  • Assisting with managing overseas compliance via third parties
  • Mentoring the America’s Senior Tax Analyst
  • Managing and communicating tax risk

Skills & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA or MST required
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and working knowledge of IFRS
  • 7+ years’ experience in a multinational organization (preferably publicly traded) or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tax technology skills desirable
  • Ability to drive change
  • Sound commercial awareness and understanding of business drivers
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise personal workload
  • Self starter with the ability to work effectively in multicultural, international teams focused on identifying practical solutions
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills with the ability to present complex subject matter clearly and succinctly 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Masterclass and Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

Nearest Major Market: Boston