Senior Director of Tax
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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Fluence is a global leader in energy storage solutions, committed to revolutionizing the energy industry through innovative technology and sustainable practices. We are seeking a strategic and experienced Senior Director of Tax to lead our tax department. This role presents an exciting opportunity to shape the financial landscape of a dynamic organization dedicated to building a sustainable future.
As the Senior Director of Tax, reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, you will be a key leader in Fluence, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's tax strategy, compliance, and planning. Your role will involve managing a team of approximately ten, collaborating with cross-functional teams, providing strategic tax guidance, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Your expertise will contribute significantly to Fluence's financial health and growth.
1. Strategic Tax Planning:
· Tax Strategy: Develop and execute comprehensive tax strategies aligned with business goals, minimizing tax liabilities and optimizing financial performance. Oversee the company’s tax provision and accounting.
· International Taxation: Expertise in international tax matters, including transfer pricing, VAT/GST, and local tax regulations, working with local resources.
2. Leadership and Collaboration:
· Team Leadership: Lead and inspire a team of tax professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
· Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with finance, legal, and business teams to provide expert tax advice on various initiatives.
3. Compliance and Reporting:
· Tax Compliance: Ensure accurate and timely filing of all tax returns, including federal, state, and international jurisdictions.
· Financial Reporting: Oversee tax provisions and disclosures in financial statements, adhering to accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
4. Tax Research and Analysis:
· Legal Compliance: Stay updated on changes in tax laws and regulations, ensuring the company's compliance and advising on potential impacts.
· Risk Management: Identify and mitigate tax-related risks, ensuring the company's financial activities are conducted within legal parameters.
5. Financial Acumen:
· Financial Analysis: Analyze financial data to identify tax optimization opportunities and make strategic recommendations to the executive team.
· Budget Management: Manage the tax department budget efficiently, optimizing resources for maximum impact.
6. Negotiation and Advocacy:
· Audit Management: Manage tax audits efficiently, negotiating with tax authorities to resolve issues and minimize tax exposure.
· Advocacy: Advocate for the company's tax positions, ensuring compliance while maximizing tax efficiency.
What will the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Master's degree in Taxation or CPA certification required.
- Minimum of 12 years of progressive experience in tax management, preferably in a global organization within the energy or technology sector.
- In-depth knowledge of tax laws, regulations, and compliance requirements in various jurisdictions.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex tax regulations and provide actionable insights.
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders, including the company’s audit firm, and professional advisors.
- Experience with ERP systems and tax software for efficient tax compliance and reporting.
- Proven track record in leading successful tax strategies, managing tax audits, and implementing efficient tax processes.
At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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