“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Business License Specialist
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

There’s a little bit of magic in the air at Gymboree Group. We’re focusing on our future, from evolving our brands to transforming the way we work together. We may be grown-ups, but we’re all about celebrating children and the people who care for them. We love to collaborate to find new ways to make our customers smile. Have great ideas? We want to hear them. Want to try a new approach? Let’s do it. Come join the fun at our home office!

What You’ll Do

The Business License Specialist shall be responsible for all new and existing store license/permit application renewals.


  • timely and accurately prepare a wide variety of initial and renewal license and permit applications, affidavits, statements, and reports for all U.S. and Canadian Stores
  • ensure that license and permit applications, DBA filings, affidavits, statements, and reports are processed and filed/mailed timely
  • maintain the license database of check requests, renewal worksheets, payments, and license copies
  • forward license and permits received from taxing authorities to the respective Store(s) upon receipt
  • partner with various internal departments to secure information needed to accurately complete license and permit applications, affidavits, statements, and reports
  • serve as the primary license and permit liaison to Store Operations and the business, at large
  • timely and accurately prepare escheatment/unclaimed property reports and ensure that such reports are processed and filed/mailed timely
  • timely and accurately prepare annual reports for the applicable entities and ensure that the annual reports are processed and filed/mailed timely
  • maintain the tax calendar for all assigned filings
  • respond to internal and taxing authority inquiries/notices
  • respond to W-9 form requests
  • support gross receipts tax audits
  • assist with sales tax E*filings
  • engage in special projects as assigned

Job Requirements

What You'll Bring

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications; Word, Excel, and Outlook is required
  • Knowledge of Oracle is a plus
  • Associate degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
  • Experience in a similar role and/or the desire to grow in an Indirect Tax is a plus
  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Organize a high volume of tasks to ensure timely and accurate deliverables
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast paced environment and adheres to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to work independently, handle interruptions, and shift priorities, as needed, without losing focus
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal, customer service
  • Follows tasks through to completion

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone that works here…we have incredible people on our team
  • The Experience—you’ll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children’s brand
  • The Benefits—health insurance, 401k match, and onsite wellness services for your convenience

Let’s Talk Perks!

  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • 30% off merchandise employee discount (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
  • Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
  • Educational Assistance Development Program
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)
  • Additional corporate discounts at participating companies

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.
Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls, please.

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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