Autodesk Director of Tax Risk and Strategy in San Rafael, California

The Director of Tax Strategy and Risk will report to the Vice President of Tax, Treasury and Risk and be a member of a worldwide finance team that strives to be best-in-class.

This director role is newly created at Autodesk and a successful candidate will have autonomy to help define the role. We are seeking a team member who will be responsible for overseeing tax risk identification and mitigation in connection with income tax audits and SEC reporting and do so in a manner that is consistent with strategic and operating priorities of the finance organization (i.e., have the ability to apply a cost/benefit approach to risk mitigation based on the highest priorities of the entire finance organization). A successful candidate will be expected to:

  • liase with Autodesk s Technical Accounting and Controllership to ensure that new accounting standards impacting the tax department are fully vetted and planned for in advance of adoption;

  • team closely with the Director of Tax Global Provision and Compliance and the Senior Director of Tax Planning and International Tax Operations;

  • liase with Internal Audit on tax controls;

  • provide leadership and coordination on strategic tax projects between tax planning, income tax provision and income tax compliance by preparing roadmaps for moving tax planning implementation into the income tax provision and compliance and by early-identifying issues and proposing solutions;

  • ensure that material tax risks are comprehensively identified and mitigated;

  • drive continuous improvements to the process and methodologies used in the tax department;

  • conduct risk assessments to early identify material tax risks in income tax audits; and

  • prepare tax risk mitigation plans and drive adoption throughout the finance department.

This is a highly visible position within the finance department and will require strong communication skills, intellectual curiosity, continuous learning and outcome accountability.

The tax department at Autodesk has undergone a significant amount of change in the past year and we are seeking a candidate who will help drive a culture of accountability and excitement within the tax team. We believe that tax is cool at Autodesk and a successful candidate will join a tax leadership team focused on building a world-class tax department with an awesome working environment and stretching our talent to be the best they can be.

The minimum requirements for this job are:

  • 10-15 years of income tax experience

  • CPA and/or JD

  • Ability to self-direct.

  • Creative thinking.

  • Flexible mindset and willingness to embrace change.

  • Detailed working knowledge of income tax provision and accounting requirements under US GAAP (ASC 740 and related guidance). Experience calculating and reporting under ASC 740.

  • Desire to mentor and develop the team and the individuals on the team.

  • Very strong people and project management skills.

Experience with the technology industry and a robust network of peers and advisors in the technology industry also strongly desired but will consider the right candidate from other industries. Big 4 or Law Firm experience a plus.

Title: Director of Tax Risk and Strategy

Location: California-San Rafael

Requisition ID: 16WD21789