Tax Director California

Full time
Based on Experience
california 15/05/2018   Full time Based on Experience
Director, Tax

The Tax Director, located in Emeryville, CA, plans and manages the Amyris’s worldwide tax responsibilities, including the Amyris’s U.S. federal and state income tax returns, tax provision, accounting and disclosure requirements, and oversight and guidance on sales and use and property tax. Technical skills, team collaboration and attention to detail is integral to the role.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work with external advisors to standardize and synthesize tax advice into a clear and concise in-house knowledge database.
  • Manage and review the preparation of corporation US and state income tax returns. Ensure all returns are complete, accurate, and timely filed while minimizing tax obligations.
  • Manage and review the preparation of the consolidated tax provision.
  • Proactively research and monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to management, and create strategies to capitalize on changes to tax legislation. Provide country-specific tax insight as the company expands it product offerings and subsidiary locations globally.
  • Support and provide guidance regarding sales and use tax across all geographies and sales deal structures.
  • Support and provide guidance on property tax. Preparation of property tax returns and oversight of property tax audits.
  • Minimize corporate tax globally through use of tax laws and regulations, organization's compliance with all international, federal, state, local, and applicable foreign tax laws and regulations.
  • Support and be the primary interface with tax regulatory authorities
  • Manage and facilitate tax audits.
  • Build audit files to support all issues related to US income tax positions and filings.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the corporate income tax return processes and delivery schedule, and work with cross-functional teams to implement changes.
  • Ensure that income tax return processes, documentation and related systems are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley internal control requirements.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • 15+ years of related experience, preferably with a Big 4 Accounting Firm or large corporation tax department
  • CPA and/or Masters degree in taxation
  • Strong technical knowledge of US federal, state, and local tax laws and regulations for corporations and partnerships
  • Strong technical knowledge of Sales & Use and Property Tax laws and regulations
  • Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong project management, communication and work ethic
  • Strong tax technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office skills required (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Experience with large ERP system a plus (preferably SAP, etc.)

Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris’ molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.