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Sr. Manager, Tax (Africa)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


SpaceX is seeking to add a Senior Tax Manager as it expands its Starlink business across Africa and other regions around the world. The Senior Manager, Tax (Africa) will be part of the international tax team located in Hawthorne and will be responsible for overseeing local country tax matters for the Africa region.


  • Ensure that Starlink’s operations in the Africa region, as well as any new countries in Africa, are compliant with local tax requirements, including income tax, withholding tax, excise tax, VAT and e-invoicing requirements
  • Provide technical tax analysis in regard to the tax implications of existing and new markets across Africa
  • Collaborate and partner with cross functional teams (operations, commercial, legal, customs, treasury, accounting, finance) and other stakeholders in order to build a strong networking across these departments and with external resources to ensure compliance with local legislation
  • Oversee all tax payments for the Africa region, including monitoring payment dates, calculating correct payment amounts, and ensuring payments are properly recorded in the books
  • Assist with notices/audits received from various taxing authorities
  • Assist with preparation of tax provision in local financial statements
  • Assist with US tax team on US tax implications of Starlink operations in the Africa region
  • Provide support as needed on ad hoc projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or tax
  • 10+ years of combined tax experience in public accounting, law firm and/or large multinational with operations in Africa
  • Prior experience dealing with Africa indirect and direct tax


  • Prior Big 4 experience in Africa region or desk
  • Prior experience dealing with e-invoicing environment
  • Data analytics skills, knowledge of Onesource, Alteryx, SQL.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and efficient in work processes
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently


  • This position is based in Hawthorne, CA and requires being onsite - remote work not considered
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed


Pay range:

Sr. Manager: $160,000.00 - $205,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.