About Imperfect
Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We’re headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We’re looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role:
We are looking for a Tax Manager to join our growing Finance Team at Imperfect Foods. In this newly created role, you will be the point person for all indirect tax (sales, use, property, crv, sugar, etc.), audits, and some direct tax matters. You will work cross-functionally and collaborate with key finance business partners (FP&A, IT, Ops, Product, etc.) to develop and/or refine processes to streamline all tax matters while ensuring adherence to accounting policies and controls.


    • Oversee domestic indirect tax compliance for a rapidly changing and growing company.
    • Transition the work away from our third-party service provider to prepare and/or review monthly, quarterly, and annual indirect tax returns, including US sales tax, gross receipts, property, and other indirect taxes in multiple jurisdictions.
    • Support Imperfect’s long-term strategic plan by providing tax compliance guidance.
    • Respond to audit notices and manage sales, and use tax audits in partnership with internal business partners.
    • Assist in determining sales/use and tax consequences related to new products and innovations; and leading solutions addressing corresponding compliance requirements.
    • Work with Finance/IT Teams to enhance reporting and compliance processes.
    • Exhibit attention to detail while also understanding the larger issues and broader implications of projects.
    • Ensure timely filing and payment of indirect tax compliance requirements.
    • Liaise with external auditors to manage various annual audit requirements.
    • Work with the third-party service provider on the year-end tax provision in accordance with ASC 740.
    • Manage the indirect tax software (currently using TaxJar) and explore other vendors based on business needs.
    • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations and book journal entries for all tax accounts and partner with the GL Accounting team for other needs.

Skills and Qualifications:

    • B.S. Degree in Finance / Accounting
    • CPA license preferred but not required
    • 5-7 years of accounting experience, public accounting highly desired
    • Mastery of indirect tax while possessing a solid understanding of GAAP and key accounting principles.
    • Experience with NetSuite and Tax software (TaxJar, Avalara, Vertex, etc.)
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Able to work independently and demonstrated ability to develop/maintain strong cross-functional relationships
    • Ability to multi-task and take on a large volume of work in a high growth environment

About You:

    • You have excellent interpersonal skills and communication.
    • You’re comfortable with the unknown “gray area” and thrive on problem-solving
    • You’re a multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize
    • You’re able to work independently
    • You’re a people person, able to interact with various business partners regardless of the level
    • You have a great sense of humor
    • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of Position:

    • Full-time, exempt position reporting to the VP/Controller who is based out in San Francisco, Bay Area
    • The position will be remote
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Physical Requirements:

      • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
      • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
      • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
      • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
      • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.