Tax Researcher


About Fonoa

Fonoa's goal is to change how companies globally handle their taxes, and we're committed to building world-class products. We’re building a fully distributed team. We give people the freedom to work wherever and how they want, enable more fluid communication and put our time where it matters the most - decisions. We are curious, dedicated, and humble. We are building a workplace that fosters inclusivity, openness, and trust, where we can all be authentic and human in everything that we do. We trust the expertise of our employees and give them freedom to solve complex problems to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for the internet economy.


Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

You can also check our API documentation here.

About the role

As a Tax Research Analyst, you will be working alongside an exceptional team that is building products to solve tax problems for some of the world's largest and best known technology brands… at speed.

If you have a background in Indirect Taxes, a thirst for knowledge, a natural curiosity on how to solve problems and a passion for building awesome products then this is the job for you.

This is a great opportunity for a bright and motivated individual to help us build even better and more robust products. You’ll quickly expand your knowledge on indirect taxes at a global level, setting you up for a great future in indirect taxes throughout your career.

What you will be doing:

  • Perform research and expert interviews to understand tax requirements of a given country (Real Time Invoice Reporting, Tax Number Validations, Data Sharing, Tax calculations and Tax Returns).
  • Document tax research and summarise findings in a clear and concise way that makes it understandable by non-tax specialists.
  • Evaluate tax content accuracy of existing software and products offered by Fonoa.
  • Suggest concrete actions stemming from research findings particularly if changes are required or if opportunities should be researched for additional product offerings.
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to optimize our products and ensure that they satisfy client needs and expectations.
  • Work with different functions and a wide mix of stakeholders (clients, project managers, founders and other subject matter experts) to fully understand the challenges faced by them and potential solutions.
  • Be ready and eager to take on additional responsibilities early on.

Other possible functions to be covered upon business needs are:

  • Monitor and maintain existing tax rules for assigned jurisdictions by monitoring tax law changes.
  • Monitor and maintain indirect tax and withholding rates.
  • Monitor and maintain platform and marketplace specific rules in the field of taxation.

You would be a great fit if:

  • A genuine natural curiosity, can-do attitude towards work and a pride in the products that you help to build.
  • 3-5 years of hands-on work experience in indirect taxes.
  • Experience of working in-house at a fast paced technology company is a plus.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate documents and present written ideas clearly is essential.
  • A degree in a relevant field (JD/LLM in tax Law, ATT or CTA in Tax) is beneficial, but not essential if you have other relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with tax returns, government compliance is helpful (e-invoicing and or Live-reporting experience such as in the UK, Hungary, Spain or any LATAM live-reporting experience).
  • Understanding and knowledge on ERP systems and their database structures (SAP, ORACLE, JD Edwards, etc) is a plus.
  • Fluency and experience in a foreign language (other than English) is a plus.


If you feel you don’t have the full experience we’re looking for, but feel you could be a bit fit, are willing to learn, do apply anyway! We are trying to build a diverse and inclusive team.

Why Fonoa?

We are builders at heart

We are a collective of independent and deep thinkers.

We are curious, committed, and humble.

We work with dedicated, open-minded people from all backgrounds who bring in their different perspectives to help us on our mission to make taxes simple.

We’re passionate about making a real impact.

We work remotely

We’re building a fully distributed team. We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters. This allows us to work flexibly, efficiently, and focus on achieving goals.

We focus on deep work and put our time where it matters the most, decisions.

We trust you to work on your terms. You decide how you work and where you work.

You have ownership over your work that directly influences the roots of our company.

We make taxes simple

We are on a mission to eliminate the manual work when dealing with taxes on online transactions.

We have ambitious goals to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for internet businesses around the world.

Our perks

  • 25 days annual leave (plus any local public holidays).
  • Top tech gear and flexible budget to build your ideal remote office.
  • Bi-weekly lunches paid by Fonoa.
  • Unlimited budget for learning is on us. Whether you want to attend a conference, do a course or purchase books or tools, we want to support you as much as we can
  • Company annual offsite.

Our ways of working

  • Remote work and async, work from anywhere in the world.
  • Co-working spaces if you want to switch things up.
  • Option to meet team members regularly to do creative work and bond in person.
  • Best idea wins; we’re all ears when it comes to ways to do things better.
  • Frequent visits to virtual Fonoa HQ and our Fonoa island on Mibo.
  • Product first culture

Other reasons

  • We are backed by leading VC firms who have invested in many successful companies (Index Ventures and Omers Ventures)
  • The size of the market and opportunity we have is massive, and we’re well placed to be disrupting it.
  • Flat hierarchy, open, honest and feedback driven principles.

Our take on equal opportunities

Fonoa gives equal opportunities to everyone. We look at individuals for what they bring to the organisation and for who they are as people regardless of ethnicity, race and background.

We currently have over 20 nationalities in our team, we’re continuing to build a diverse team as we want to work with the best people, from all over the world.

Our Hiring Process

We see hiring as a human process. A two-way conversation to see if there is a good fit between you and us. As a startup growing quickly, we also like to keep things streamlined, and currently, our process won’t include a live task, whiteboards or technical assessments.

An idea of your hiring journey with us:

  1. Meeting with Recruiting to introduce each other and explore mutual interests.
  2. Follow up via email to cover other questions in a written manner
  3. 1 hour conversation with the hiring team to get to know each other and see if you would be excited to work together.
  4. 1 hour conversation with one or more of our co-founders
  5. Offer

We aim to give you the best candidate experience, keep you updated and be transparent with our feedback along the way.

Sounds interesting?

If we have convinced you, do apply. And if we haven’t yet, check out some more reasons why you should join us.

Perks you can expect for this role.

Here goes an one liner explanation

Freedom to work fully remote, you choose the location

Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for the ideal office workspace

Desk, chair, standing desk etc.

25 days annual leave

Plus bank holidays in your local country

Access to any learning courses, certifications and tools

Udemy / Codecademy / Coursera and similar.

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Perks you can expect for this role.

25 days annual leave

plus bank holidays in your local country.

Access to co-working hubs

You choose how to run your schedule.

Bi-weekly paid lunch

We come online together on Fridays.

Freedom to work fully remote

You choose the location, we are flexible.

Flexibility and efficiency

We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters.

Learning and development

We provide access to any learning courses, certifications, and tools through the world’s leading learning platforms.

We provide all the necessary equipment

Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for your ideal office workspace.

Sounds interesting?

Well, this is just a piece of what we prepared for you. Apply now, and experience our culture, our business and our mission.

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