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Associate General Counsel - US Tax

Company: Tesla, Inc.
Location: Fremont
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

What to Expect

  • The Associate General Counsel - U.S. Tax will be responsible for developing and implementing tax planning and strategies that maximize business opportunities while optimizing Tesla's cash tax position, minimizing the effective tax rate, and managing tax risk. The role will also be responsible for tightly managing U.S., State, and international tax audits as well as taking the lead tax partner role with our Tesla Energy business.The ideal candidate will need to be an innovative driver of change with the technical and leadership capabilities to manage a large portfolio of planning projects independently. The ideal candidate will need to be an experienced professional who has significant tax planning experience, extensive exposure to managing a complex portfolio of transactions, and is skilled in creating and implementing tax planning and strategy. This position will develop collaborative partnering relationships across Tesla and function as a liaison with key business groups for tax planning and will contribute as a key member of the tax team. What You'll Do
    • Responsible for developing and implementing U.S. and State income tax planning and coordinating global tax planning, including developing ideas to optimize Tesla's effective tax rate and cash tax position.Develop tax-efficient operating structures while achieving administrative efficiency and operational flexibility. Establish and update tax planning models to forecast the utilization of tax attributes and changes in tax positions.Review, monitor and analyze changes in U.S. and global tax legislation, rulings, regulations, and litigation. Recommend and implement responsive action to manage existing positions and capture new opportunities.Tightly manage and coordinate U.S. Federal and State income tax audits. Support regional teams on and non-U.S. income tax audits.Lead tax partner responsibility for Tesla Energy business.Responsible for effectively communicating to senior management the tax consequences of tax planning initiatives.Interact with the business and functional leaders to proactively identify opportunities to conserve cash by minimizing worldwide tax liabilities.Develop and maintain strong relationships with external auditors.Tightly manage professional consultants in planning and implementing initiatives. What You'll Bring
      • 10+ years-experience working within a large multinational company, Big 4 public accounting, or a law firm handling complex U.S. tax issues and analysis.Must have strong U.S. Federal tax experience, Subchapter C, foreign tax credit/tax attribute planning, intercompany restructuring, and international reorganizations.Must have proven experience in creating and managing a portfolio of planning projects and meeting deadlines.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of interfacing with individuals at all levels of the organization both in and outside of Tax.Ability to handle and proactively manage change and is a strong team player who generates enthusiasm, collaboration, credibility, and commitment.Must have excellent tax research, financial and business acumen, and keen analytical skills.J.D., LL.M (Taxation), and/or graduate degree in a related field is highly preferred. Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.Privacy is a top priority for Tesla. We build it into our products and view it as an essential part of our business. To understand more about the data we collect and process as part of your application, please view our Tesla Talent Privacy Notice .

Keywords: Tesla, Inc., Fremont , Associate General Counsel - US Tax, Legal , Fremont, California

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