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Senior Director, Tax Planning & Structuring

Company: Equinix
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Director, Tax Planning & Structuring Remote Location - United States of America Senior Director, Tax Planning & StructuringEquinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That's why we're always looking for creative and forward thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.--At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it's our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.This position will be a key member of the Global Tax organization of Equinix and will report directly to Vice President, Tax. This role is responsible for global M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, REIT compliance, income tax planning, commercial infrastructure design of new products/services and major tax research. The ideal candidate needs to have a strong and diversified general tax background including knowledge and experience in tax research, global tax structuring and strategies, M&A involving multiple jurisdictions, and a working knowledge of accounting, tax accounting, and compliance requirements. REIT knowledge and experience is preferred. The candidate must exhibit strong analytical and critical capabilities, exceptional communication skills, excellent people manager skills and be able to explain/present complex issues in their simplest terms to executives and others with little or no tax experience. Experience in managing external advisors and employees is required with emphasis particularly on inclusive management skills. The individual should be passionate about working in a collaborative, energetic environment in support of functional groups both within and outside the global tax organization.--Responsibilities

  • Responsible for initiating and developing key tax strategies that facilitate major corporate business strategies
  • Responsible for feasibility analyses of various global tax initiatives that support the business strategies of Equinix and improve tax efficiency of the global businesses
  • Responsible for structuring M&A transactions, joint ventures, business reorganizations with reviewing, digesting and summarizing the advice provided by outside tax advisors
  • Responsible for tax DD on M&A, joint venture, corporate fund raising and other major transactions
  • Collaborate across corporate CAO and Finance organizations with respect to tax structuring impacting these functions
  • Review legal documents of M&A and joint venture transactions for tax related matters
  • Interact with senior management and investment professionals to help maintain and explain the tax efficient structuring of the Corporate operations
  • Manage resolution processes in addressing various significant tax issues arising as a result of the changing legislative environment, expansion of company business, M&A transactions and corporate initiatives
  • Manage REIT compliance related issues surrounding various transactions
  • Identify and rationalize tax related solutions in determining commercial infrastructure for new digital products/services
  • Manage special tax projects as needed
  • Coordinate with other tax functions (accounting and compliance for direct and indirect tax, and transfer pricing) to ensure alignment and compliance with SEC, statutory, and legislative requirements.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (accounting and/or tax degree preferred)
    • Master's in taxation degree, LLM in Tax, and/or CPA license highly preferred
    • 15+ years plus working experience combining both technical and managerial exposures with BIG 4 and industries is preferred, 18+ years concentration on global tax M&A, global tax planning and structuring, tax research and general tax matters desired
    • Big 4, national or large regional public accounting or law firm experience
    • Obtaining good amount of REIT and datacenter Industry knowledge
    • Managerial experience in industry tax department or tax practice with Big 4 or large regional CPA or law firms
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to manage tax advisors
    • Excellent decision-making capabilities with thorough understanding of various drivers impacting the decision
    • Must be agile minded with the ability to pick up on critical matters in complicated situations
    • Must demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively communicate (both oral and written)
    • Must have a customer service mind-set and a team player mentality--
    • Must have a positive, strong, proactive work ethic approach and demonstrate DIB mindset
    • Must have cross-functional working knowledge
    • Knowledge of REIT and REIT compliance matters is preferred
    • Must enjoy a high energy, dynamic, respectful and collaborative environment with a global, diverse workforceWe offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more. ---For Colorado residents, compensation range is $158K - $198K per year with 30% bonus.Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time JR-117011 About Us Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.-- All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. (US Applicants) Please click here to see the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement. Please click here to see our EEO Policy Statement. Please click here to see our Pay Transparency Policy Statement. Equinix participates in E-Verify. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please visit E-Verify .-- Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email toS taffing@equinix.com . Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you. Equinix maintains a list of preferred recruiting agencies. If your company is not on our list, please do not contact us regarding our postings. Please also refrain from making contact with anyone outside of the company HR department.

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