International Tax Director California

Full time
Based on experience
california 03/04/2018   Full time Based on experience

International Tax Director
Santa Clara, CA

This position reports to: Vice President of Tax

ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a service-orientation toward the activities, tasks and processes that make up day-to-day work life, we help the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable than ever before. To find out more, visit

We’re disruptive. We work hard but try not to take ourselves too seriously. We are highly adaptable and constantly evolving. We are passionate about our product, and we live for our customers. We have high expectations and a career at ServiceNow means challenging yourself to always be better.

The Position

You will be responsible for providing tax planning and strategic support to assist the business in achieving its goals in a tax-efficient manner. You must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment and to work closely and proactively with numerous functional teams across our organization. This position will be based in Santa Clara, CA and will report to the Vice President of Tax.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Analyze U.S. and international tax matters related to ServiceNow’s international activities, including identification of issues, development of effective and efficient strategies, and driving implementation of solutions
  • Investigate local country tax requirements around all aspects of our business, including entering new countries, compliance in existing markets, and proper structuring of acquisitions, reorganizations and cross-border transactions
  • Perform M&A transaction due diligence, research and review tax issues in transactions, and recommend structuring alternatives, including post-acquisition integration and compliance
  • Provide guidance to senior members of the finance team to enable them to understand key issues around our tax planning, including risks, benefits, and financial impact to the company
  • Work closely and proactively with senior business partners within the company to understand operational goals and objectives to ensure tax needs are identified, considered and communicated
  • Advise finance team members regarding global transfer pricing and intercompany arrangements
  • Keep current on developments within the international area that may affect our business, including monitoring and analyzing tax legislation
  • Provide strategic support on the international tax aspects of tax examinations and inquiries by the IRS and foreign tax authorities


  • Bachelor's degree and LL.M or MST
  • At least 15 years of relevant international tax experience in Big 4, law firm and/or tech industry
  • Strong technical tax knowledge with demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and managing international tax strategies
  • Capability to quickly understand and integrate business objectives with tax strategies
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Competence to clearly and effectively communicate tax requirements to leaders in functional groups throughout the company

We are a dynamic and rapidly growing software company with a strong sense of dedication to our customers. We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and a professional atmosphere. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment where individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers through working with some of the most advanced technology and talented personnel in the business.