Vice President of Tax

The Vice President of Tax is responsible for GitLab’s overall tax strategy including all components of compliance, tax planning and accounting for income taxes. The Vice President of Tax will work with advisors, service providers, GitLab’s auditors, the Audit Committee and other tax professionals in carrying out his or her responsibilities. The Vice President of Tax will regularly report to the Company’s Board of Directors and/or Committees of the Board to update the members on the Company’s tax strategy, practices and exposures.}

Vice President of Tax

The Vice President of Tax reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Job Grade

The Vice President of Ta} is a grade #12.


  • Responsible for establishing GitLab’s international tax strategy.
  • Responsible for overseeing completion of Federal and/local state income tax returns including all related analysis and support.
  • Responsible for all global tax returns for the Company’s operational jurisdictions.
  • Responsible for overseeing GitLab’s VAT, Sales, Use and Property tax functions, including filings, strategies and compliance issues.
  • Responsible for oversight of US GAAP and Statutory Audits of international, federal and state income tax and state and local filings, including strategies and compliance
  • Responsible for and oversight over the accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) in the US and International subsidiaries.
  • Primary responsibility for coordination of accounting for income taxes for international subsidiaries with third party vendors.
  • Responsible for transfer pricing and management fee arrangements, including strategies, compliance and oversight.
  • Responsible for building and growing a world-class tax team.
  • Will work closely with the PAO and VP of Finance teams on tax issues, reporting, forecasting and budget issues.
  • Key member for review and approval for establishment of new entities, working closely with Legal and Accounting.
  • Departmental liaison with IT staff on all technical matters relating to tax applications.
  • Ensure the Company implements and maintains controls compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley, including appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes}


  • Ability to use GitLab
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Accounting. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • JD and/or CPA preferred.
  • 10 years of related experience with at least 5 years in a public accounting firm.
  • Experience with Software and/or SAAS in a high growth environment.
  • Must have demonstrated a hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
  • International tax experience required
  • Leadership at GitLab}

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step for the Vice President of Tax job family is not yet defined.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our Global Recruiters.

  • {* Candidates will be invited to schedule a first interview with our PAO.

  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a first interview with our CFO.

  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with our Tax Audit Partner.

  • Finally, candidates will have a 30 min interview with the Chairman of our Audit Committee.

  • Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via phone and email.}

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.


About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 Reasons to Work for GitLab:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours: Plan your day so you are there for other people & have time for personal interests
  4. Transparency: Over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered YouTube channel
  5. Iteration: Empower people to be effective & have an impact, Merge Request rate, We dogfood our own product, Directly responsible individuals
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: A focus on gender parity, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: Kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Total Rewards: Competitive market rates for compensation, Equity compensation, global benefits (inclusive of office equipment)
  9. Work/Life Harmony: Flexible workday, Family and Friends days
  10. Remote Done Right: One of the world's largest all-remote companies, prolific inventor of remote best practices

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