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Director- Tax

Company: First Solar
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix. Primary Job Functions: We're changing the world. Let us start with yours. First Solar's finance and accounting department seeks candidates who believe in our mission of providing cost-advantaged solar technology through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence. First Solar's accounting and finance team is comprised of trusted business partners who provide superior customer service and strategic advisory services. Their trajectory is to enable scale, simplify processes and support the company's growth and liquidity objectives all while maintaining a solid compliance environment. The finance and accounting team looks for individuals who enjoy contributing to an innovative, forward-thinking team, are effective problem solvers, data and results driven and continuously look for ways to improve processes to help us lead the world's sustainable energy future. Job Title: Corporate Director, Tax Reports To: VP- Tax Job Status: Exempt Basic Job Functions: This position is responsible for the company's tax compliance, tax planning and accounting for income taxes.-- Experience:

  • Over 12 years of combined experience in the field with multi-national companies or top-tier accounting firms Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • MBA preferred
    • Solid background in all compliance aspects, particularly ASC 740
    • Strategic with cross functional disciplines
    • Procedure oriented with strong emphasis on compliance
    • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office Suite programs
    • US and foreign jurisdiction tax compliance and filing process
    • Responsible for accounting for income taxes for US and international subsidiaries
    • Ensuring SOX compliance in all relevant tax areas
    • Automation and streamline of processes (for example the tax provision)
    • Develop a detailed white paper backed research process
    • Assess R&D credit opportunity and documentation requirements
    • Monitor legislative changes and proposals and asses impact on current tax strategy
    • Ensure tax audits are managed and tax controversy items are resolved
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Job description subject to change at any time
      -- Reporting Relationships:
      • Work closely with the VP-Tax to meet the above responsibilities and the basic job functions
      • Ensure strong relationships are built cross functionally with the business partners to enable success
      • Approximately 1 direct report Travel:
        • Limited US Physical Requirements: Office Physical Requirements: All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required. Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company. Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time REQ-007640 About Us First Solar is a leading global manufacturer and provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) systems using advanced thin film module and system technology. With more than 20 gigawatts (GW) shipped worldwide, First Solar has a demonstrated history of financial stability and manufacturing success. First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world's largest and most successful PV power plants in existence. We believe that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. Through determined innovation and a focus on large-scale development, we deliver solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel-sourced electricity to fulfill our vision of leading the world's sustainable energy future. Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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