Product Owner - Transactional Tax

Last updated an hour ago
Job Type:Full Time

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

Our teams

Transactional Tax compliance is one of the key reasons why people use business accounting solutions like Xero. Our compliance solutions are used and heavily relied on by businesses, including their bookkeepers and accountants. The Transactional Tax product group within the Compliance product portfolio are looking for a Product Owner to join our team focused on the delivery of products and experiences that help make compliance less taxing for Xero customers.

What you’ll do as a Product Owner at Xero

As a Product Owner, you will work with a development pod on a daily basis and be responsible for the team backlog, prioritisation and delivery. You will have (or quickly build) a strong understanding of the business and customer needs and this will enable you to give clarity and direction to the development pod, make clear prioritisation decisions to achieve measurable value and loveable products sooner. You’ll help the team plan and operate accordingly. This means you will be responsible for delivery of the roadmap, achieving measurable outcomes, product planning and requirements for new features and improvements.

On a human level, you will motivate and guide a team of peers to drive delivery. Day to day, you’ll be a champion for measurable customer and business value, by collaborating with the wider team including Developers, a BA (where available) as well as Design and Research. You’ll support and develop the creation of journey maps, story maps, delivery slices, user stories, experiences and workflows to create solutions that solve real measurable needs for customers.

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:

  • Experience as a product owner, ideally in a Saas environment but other comparable technical exposure will also be considered;
  • You’ll have experience championing your product team and you're a natural motivator
  • You will have heaps of experience articulating ideas between both technical and non technical areas of the business
  • You’re diplomatic but great at building strong and meaningful relationships
  • Things are constantly changing around here so you'll also have the ability to break down complex problems, deliver real-world business outcomes and handle those changing priorities
  • Have a passion for understanding and empathising with our customers, including speaking to them on a regular basis
  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.