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Director of Tax in Santa Clara, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2123311

The Director of Tax will be responsible for the tax compliance, tax planning, tax accounting, forecasting, and worldwide corporate tax initiatives. The position will develop and drive best practices in all aspects of tax including income tax, indirect tax, and transfer pricing. We are a team oriented and collaborative work environment, and the position requires a hands-on approach to executing tax deliverables.


  • Develop and maintain tax policies, practices and procedures to ensure US GAAP compliance and strong internal SOX controls
  • Manage the quarterly and annual income tax provision process,
  • SEC disclosures relating to income taxes
  • Manage transfer pricing and related documentation
  • Oversee tax matters related to foreign operations including the consolidated tax provision, income tax compliance, VAT, and withholding tax matters
  • Provide guidance to tax staff and internal stakeholders on tax compliance and controversy related matters
  • Monitor legislative changes in US and international tax laws that may impact the company and provide guidance to internal customers on the consequences of such changes
  • Manage outside tax consultants and advisors, related projects, and budgeting
  • Develop global tax capabilities to drive expansion in a multi-national environment
  • Oversee and/or complete special projects as required
  • Develop tax strategies to optimize Infinera's effective tax rate
  • Manage, develop, motivate & retain tax team members

  • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in accounting or finance
  • Master's degree and CPA preferred
  • Combined 15+ years of corporate tax and public accounting experience
  • Must have strong ASC 740 experience
  • Strong understanding of US Tax Reform
  • Strong understanding of purchase accounting
  • Strong understanding of sales & use tax, VAT, and other indirect taxes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent planning, analysis, project management and execution skills
  • Hands-on focus and detail orientation
  • Must be proficient in handling multiple complex issues concurrently with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines/timelines
  • Adept at communicating complex tax concepts in plain language to internal and external

About Nelson:

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