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Tax Accountant Intern

| Austin

We are working to pioneer big change in our industry, and we need people that enjoy venturing into uncharted territory and blazing a trail with innovative solutions. If you’re looking to work alongside and learn from the best and the brightest in the industry this summer, gain experience at one of Austin’s best places to work three years in a row, make a tangible impact on a start-up tech company’s success, check out our Tax Accountant Internship program for the summer of 2019!  



ScaleFactor is a high-growth organization bringing a new-age, tech-driven approach to the accounting and finance arenas of both start-up and scaling companies. Our dedicated team of experts are passionate about combining innovative digital tools with financial expertise to bring a fresh approach to accounting and finance. Through a combination of technology, finance and accounting experts, ScaleFactor is revolutionizing the way companies operate.


You possess the entrepreneurial drive & spirit to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment. You possess the accounting knowledge, administrative skills, and project management capabilities to be a proven value-add to our customer-focused practice. As the newest member of our tax accounting team, you will work alongside our tax team in managing the consulting, compliance, and other tax projects at ScaleFactor. You will be be a key ScaleFactor contact for many tax matters and will be responsible for several ongoing projects at one time. Additionally, the position allows for the opportunity to directly impact other areas of ScaleFactor, both now and in the future. 

Demonstrated skills:

  • Problem-solving and proactive decision-making
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple customers’ work concurrently
  • Basic understanding of the Tax Code and tax concepts for partnerships, corporations, and Individuals, along with the ability to communicate these to customers and other members of the team
  • Adaptability and resourcefulness to drive results
  • Highly self-motivated and versatile
  • Understanding of financial accounting such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ability to analyze a company’s books and records, as well as financial reporting
  • Technology savvy, can-do attitude and approach


The Tax Accountant Intern will assist the Tax Manager with consulting, compliance, and other tax projects at ScaleFactor with the following projects : 

  • Completing customer Federal and State income tax returns, tax consulting projects, research projects, and assisting with other tax compliance issues
  • Compiling and requesting all information required for the tax compliance process
  • Communicating information regarding transaction details and client questions
  • Assessing customer’s current practices and offering insight into changes to meet compliance requirements and/or reduce tax obligations
  • Learning about cycle of financial analysis in regards to business operations, customer financial records, and providing support in order to determine book-to-tax changes required for tax purposes
  • Assist in operational accounting administrative projects 


  • Student or recent graduate – Tax focus preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with customer-facing work experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) with prior experience leading customer interviews
  • Accounting interests/knowledge
  • Demonstrated drive to increase efficiency and resolve problems in a quality focused manner
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Highly flexible and organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Some experience and familiarity with with tax return filings such as Corporations, Partnerships, S-corporations, and Individuals; Non-profit and International compliance experience is a plus!


  • Intern at one of Austin’s Best Places to Work three years in a row from 2017-2019
  • Enjoy our amazing culture, dynamic office, and work alongside the best and brightest in the industry
  • Cold brew and craft beer on tap
  • Work in a historic office space in vibrant East Austin
  • Enjoy a relaxed, fun, pet-friendly office environment
  • Opportunity to work with C-Level Executives & Entrepreneurs daily
  • Company events (BBQs, Bar Crawls, Holiday Parties)

Join us!

  • Submit your resume with an optional cover letter to describe what makes you unique and a great match for this exciting accounting internship opportunity with ScaleFactor
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
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    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • DriftCRM
    • HubSpotEmail
    • Google SuiteEmail
    • Outreach.ioEmail
    • SalesforceEmail


ScaleFactor is located in the up and coming East Austin neighborhood, filled with new & classic restaurants, trendy bars, and friendly neighbors.

An Insider's view of ScaleFactor

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a vibe unlike any office or business I have worked at. Our office is less about a location (although, we have a great space) and more about combining the variations in background and taste that everyone brings to the table. It’s so fun to watch us all grow and mesh together to create the “ScaleFactor vibe” knowing we all have a part in it.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

ScaleFactor is fast paced with lots of moving parts, so collaboration with other teams is key to keeping everyone on the same page. From understanding feature priorities from sales, working with marketing on product launches, to training and support for other internal teams, every team works together to keep us headed in the right direction.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Being one of the first employees, I can honestly say I’ve had a fun and unique experience. Since joining ScaleFactor, my career has skyrocketed! From working one on one with entrepreneurs to world class venture capitalists, I've developed an extensive catalog of experiences to draw from that have helped to prepare me for my career moving forward.



What are ScaleFactor Perks + Benefits

ScaleFactor Benefits Overview

Technology is nothing without the people behind it. It takes a team to build something great. Together, we work hard, learn from one another and celebrate our wins. We offer competitive salary based on experience. Health, dental, and vision benefits package. Unlimited vacation, flexible hours and optional work offsite days. We offer stock options for all our full time employees. Unlimited cold brew coffee, snacks, catered Friday lunch, and meals on work late days. We also welcome dogs and cats in our pet friendly offices located in hip East Austin!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
ScaleFactor provides unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brews and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
ScaleFactor provides weekly catered meals on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
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