If you enjoy a fast-paced environment in which you apply your substantial tax experience, learn something new every day, and thrive on adapting your priorities to the best opportunity at hand, then this may be the role for you.  This new full-time international tax role - which covers strategy, planning and implementation - is based out of Oakland CA (or conceivably Paris France).  You will report to Jim Considine, CFO of the McKay Group of companies, but also work closely with McKay’s two founders.  The position will require a great deal of financial modeling and analysis, leading to clear and effective written and oral summaries, so you need a strong command of these crafts - in addition to the subject matter itself - to be successful.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • “Own” all matters tax: particularly those affecting tax efficiency between the US and non-US owners and the US and non-US companies, with a particular focus on the US-French tax treaty.

  • Set up Projects:

    • Swiftly develop a complete understanding of the organizational structure of the McKay Group, including its various components, investments and expansion plans, and the agreements which govern each individual company operations and intercompany operations;

    • Build one or more interconnected financial models to accurately reflect the tax impact of potential efforts, which allow for convenient ”WHAT IF” analyses and yield comprehensive accurate results;

    • Get involved in internal and external preparation of tax returns to establish a strong baseline of understanding and history.

  • Ongoing responsibilities:

    • Identify and maintain a thorough understanding of the tax regimes affecting current and planned operations;

    • Maintain relationships and collaborate in a cost effective manner with outside legal and tax advisors;

    • Maintain financial models and perform WHAT IF analyses (as requested, and to explore potential opportunities); 

    • Work with members of the internal leadership team to plan for growth in a way that maximizes after-tax efficiency for the companies and investors;

    • Help minimize tax risk (for individuals and entities) associated with the companies, investments, entity structure, incentive plans, acquisitions, wind-downs, divestitures, and other transactions;

    • Research, develop and propose tax-saving strategies;

    • Plan, direct, and execute various tax projects as assigned by your supervisor and/or founders;

    • Take ownership; insert yourself, recognize what needs to be done, drive company leadership toward consensus, and make it happen.


  • Working familiarity, if not mastery, of LLC  accounting and tax, corporate accounting and tax,  US and French personal tax schemas, and the US-FR tax treaty;

  • 10+ years of progressive tax experience;

  • Big 4 CPA experience - particularly in a global tax role - is highly preferred;

  • Excellent analytical and computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel, cloud-based multi-entity accounting systems, and the google product suite;

  • Strong communication and team leadership skills;

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills;

  • Out-of-the-box thinking when analyzing problems;

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and reassess priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to communicate in French is a plus, but not a requirement.


Compensation & Benefits:

The Oakland, CA base salary range for this full-time position is $200,000-250,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, career level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.  Additional compensation via annual bonuses are common and discretionary.

The Company provides a comprehensive benefits package including:  generous medical, dental & vision policies; 401(k) plan, currently with a company match; paid vacation; life insurance; AD&D; commuter benefits; and EAP. 


About McKay Brothers & Quincy Data:

McKay Brothers and Quincy Data are the leading global providers of ultra-low latency wireless infrastructure and market data technology. The companies serve the most sophisticated and successful trading firms active in the global financial markets. McKay disrupted financial trading when it launched its first US wireless network in 2012. The companies’ service portfolio and geographic footprint have each grown steadily, and now extend to major financial centers across North America, Europe, and Asia. Most of McKay and Quincy’s services deliver the lowest latency available.  Importantly to the health of financial markets, we offer the best latency for any of our services on a level playing field basis to all clients.  Learn more at  www.mckay-brothers.com and www.quincy-data.com 

Please note that by submitting this application, you give McKay Brothers consent to collect, store, and process your personal data for the purpose of the job application process. Your personal data will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws and our privacy policy located here: https://www.mckay-brothers.com/privacy-policy/

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