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Title:  Director of Tax

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  San Jose
Business Unit:  Direct Organization (CFO)
Office:  REA(San Jose)
Job Function:  Finance & Accounting
Job Type:  Permanent

Director of Tax   


About the Company:

Renesas is a global semiconductor company providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, and has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.


About the Role:


We are looking for a  Director to lead our Corporate Tax team located in San Jose, California. This role reports into the Senior Director, Corporate Controller. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global tax function including global tax provision and domestic and international income tax compliance, support finance and advise on indirect taxes and will collaborate closely with business and finance personnel on business expansion.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise management on tax implications of business transactions, acquisition and expansion activity. Review tax related purchase price accounting computations.
  • Actively monitor US, state, and tax legislative and judicial actions, analyze potential impacts/benefits, and implement mitigation or action plans for the Company.
  • Work cross-functionally with business partners and other corporate functions such as legal, treasury, international ops, and supply chain on new business initiatives, new market penetrations and operations, and tax efficient supply chain structures implementation to ensure tax efficient outcomes.
  • Manage worldwide GAAP tax provision. Including tax reserves (FIN 48 & FAS 5) and related disclosures. Monitoring the business and tax environment to ensure that the tax reserves are reasonable.
  • Responsible for providing forecasts and guidance with respect to GAAP effective tax rates.
  • Effectively summarize and communicate key elements of the tax provision to senior management.
  • Effectively communicate with financial statement auditors.
  • Responsible for monitoring the control environment and ensuring that all JSOX controls and procedures are in place and operating effectively while ensuring no deficiencies from a tax perspective.
  • Partner with the accounting and finance teams and outside tax consultants to ensure accurate information is obtained and lead the preparation, review and filing of the Company’s foreign income and indirect tax returns.
  • Oversee and manage U.S. federal and state income and foreign income tax compliance including international components of the US tax return (e.g., GILTI, Subpart F, FDII, etc.).
  • Partner with headquarter’s Tax team to develop and implement transfer pricing strategy. Participate in the review, analysis, implementation and tracking of all global transfer pricing and intercompany arrangements. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting benchmarking and comparable analysis, modeling the transfer pricing impacts of new business initiatives, tax structures, and market penetrations, and completing all relevant transfer pricing documentation required to comply with U.S. and international statutory compliance and disclosure requirements.
  • Work closely with the planning team to ensure implemented planning; particularly around the U.S. international tax aspects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) are properly reflected in the tax provision.
  • Manage and mentor staff, encouraging a collaborative team atmosphere.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong background in all facets of accounting for income tax, including U.S. international tax provisions of TCJA and the related provision impact
  • Hands on experience with leading, designing and implementing cross-border international tax planning, tax efficient new market penetrations and supply chain planning, effective IRS and foreign tax audit management and closure, managing foreign indirect tax matters (VAT, GST, etc.), and analyzing and resolving transfer pricing issues raised by a high growth
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership
  • Strong teaming skills and ability to build consensus across functional groups within finance
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • CPA required
  • Masters in Tax preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in public accounting and/or multinational corporation, progressively responsible tax experience in roles focused on US international tax, foreign tax management and transfer pricing


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto