Director of Tax for publicly held Global Technology Service company

Vertical Careers, Inc. - San Jose, CA

Director of Tax - M&A


Our Client is a large publicly held Tech Service company located in San Jose, CA. The Corporate Tax department has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic Director of Tax as the M&A tax leader to support the company's acquisitions and investments globally. This role will coordinate and work closely with the Corporate Development, Legal, Treasury, Accounting and Tax teams and will be expected to proactively identify needs, risks, and opportunities to bring additional value to Company. The role is highly visible within the organization and requires the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines across various jurisdictions.

The Director of Tax will be based at HQ in San Jose, CA and will report to the Head of Global Tax. Some international travel may be required in connection with deal activity.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee tax due diligence for US and foreign acquisitions and investments
  • Review stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements and other relevant agreements from a tax perspective
  • Provide tax advice on structuring acquisitions/dispositions
  • Collaborate with the business and other corporate stakeholders to develop and implement acquisition structuring and post-acquisition integration step plans; manage and execute related tax work streams
  • Incorporate foreign tax structuring advice from other jurisdictions
  • Identify need for and review required intercompany agreements
  • Identify, develop and execute post acquisition opportunities, working with other tax specialists as required
  • Draft/review documentation related to tax positions taken and required disclosures. Maintain audit ready files
  • Research and analyze the latest developments in US and international tax legislation as they apply to acquisition/disposition structuring
  • Assist with other transactional or product-related work as needed
  • Develop and mentor direct report(s)

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • JD/LLM or CPA/MS Taxation preferred
  • 13+ years of M&A and/or transactional tax experience in public accounting, law firm and/or industry (some industry experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, and prioritize deliverables to meet timelines
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a pragmatic approach to resolving issues and providing advice
  • Excellent interpersonal/collaboration skills, in addition to excellent written, oral and presentation skills to clearly communicate complex tax issues to non-tax audiences
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity
  • Proficiency with tools such as PowerPoint, MS Word and Excel

Posted On: Friday, December 20, 2019
Compensation: Market Pay + Bonus

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 486-9467,

Eva Chiu has over 15 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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