Vice President Tax Texas

Full time
Based on Experience
texas 10/02/2018   Full time Based on Experience
  • A minimum 15 years of experience in the tax group of a well-regarded organization (ideally with a global presence) of significant scale, including a minimum of three years of experience in the lead tax role.
  • A CPA is required.
  • An undergraduate degree with a financial concentration, followed by an MBA and/or JD or LLM, with an emphasis on taxation is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years in public accounting experience is required.
  • Impeccable integrity, words and actions must continually reinforce this characteristic.
  • A team player that has significant depth of knowledge and experience in US and global tax in a complex public, global organization with significant partnership tax accounting considerations, and who has a successful track record meeting deadlines, increasing efficiency, issue spotting, tax research, ASC 740 and tax accounting support.
  • Experience with M&A due diligence and integration, structuring transactions, including financing transactions and tax equity is required.
  • Highly focused and committed executive who continually strives to excel and deliver superior performance.
  • Very strong organizational and communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and organize, manage and prioritize multiple deliverables.
  • A positive, optimistic, action-oriented individual with a ‘can do’ mentality.
  • Experience in renewable energy space is a plus.

The Position

Sunnova seeks an exceptionally talented tax executive to assume strategic financial leadership for its primarily US and US territory tax function, including Puerto Rico and Pacific-island territories, with the expectation of a global tax function in the future. Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, this executive will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s global tax strategies, including direct and indirect taxes. This person will have an enterprise focus and will ensure that tax planning and tax practices are aligned with business processes and overall strategy. Strong experience in Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code and hypothetical liquidation at book value (HLBV) are important qualifications. Strong leadership, including the ability to assess and enhance the current tax organization, is critical. As such, the Vice President, Tax’s success in the role will also be measured by the tax group’s ability to scale with the organization as appropriate. Ideal candidates will have exceptional financial and business acumen and will bring commercial judgment, creativity, and proven leadership to the tax team.


  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive tax strategy and global tax planning to minimize the company’s tax burden while maintaining proper compliance with existing tax laws. Identify implications, confer with tax counsel, and position the company at the forefront of breaking tax strategies.
  • Oversee and manage all federal and state income tax processes and sales and use and property tax processes, including state and jurisdiction registrations and filings.
  • Play an integral role in maintaining a highly responsive and technically sound tax organization that supports the long-term approach of the organization and interfaces across the organization to support key business initiatives. Develop, mentor, and recruit individuals to the tax organization as necessary.
  • Lead process improvement activities cross-functionally to redesign, standardize, and automate tax accounting, reporting processes, intercompany agreements and transfer pricing strategies, including working with third party advisors.
  • Provide oversight for the coordination of compliance for the annual preparation of all tax returns and statutory filings. Manage and supervise all aspects of quarterly and annual financial reporting for income tax including statement of operations, balance sheet, uncertain tax positions, and cash flow statement.
  • Oversee tax forecasting activities and tracking of uncertain tax positions. Initiate periodic, internal audits and defend the company’s tax returns.
  • Ensure that the corporation maintains up-to-date tax expertise and awareness of federal and state laws and their impact. Make recommendations and alternatives for protecting corporate resources.
  • Evaluate US and global tax impacts of new transactions, both organic and acquisitive.
  • Maintain strong relationship with the external auditor and outside tax counsel. Interface with the Internal Revenue Service, outside tax consultants, and other professional associates in the exchange of tax information.
  • Coordinate and perform global tax research and planning activities to optimize taxes and the effective tax rate and enhance cash flow. Includes working with other executives and the entire leadership team, as well as the tax team and external tax consultants, to develop and implement effective long-term tax strategies in full compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Oversee and review contractual arrangements entered into by the company as well as review of purchase agreements, investment agreements and distribution agreements from a tax disclosure and tax due diligence standpoint.
  • Prepare, review and/or present periodic presentations to Board of Directors, senior executives and line management at all levels on key tax issue developments with a focus towards risk management.