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Tax Director

Company: AeroVironment, Inc.
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Worker TypeRegularJob Description -For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human-powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near-space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.While engineering - for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose - to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future-defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.SummaryThe Tax Director has total responsibility for managing all of the Company's Tax function including income tax accounting, tax planning, income and indirect taxes compliance, mergers/acquisitions and forecasts. One must have thorough knowledge of tax laws and regulations and may administer international tax laws and regulations, as applicable.Position Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary contact for the company's external auditors and tax service providers on all tax matters including: quarterly and annual tax provision; compliance; FDII and R&D Tax Credit studies; key strategic projects and tax planning initiatives
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate computation of the quarterly and annual consolidated (domestic and foreign jurisdictions) tax provision and related financial statement disclosures in compliance with ASC 740
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of tax accounts rollforward in accordance with ASC 740, FIN 48, etc.
  • Responsible for preparing and providing necessary tax-related information/schedules to external tax advisors for Federal and multi-state tax returns. - Responsible for preparation of quarterly tax estimates calculation and coordinate with outside advisors for filing quarterly tax estimates
  • Works with external tax advisors in review and ensure the filing of Federal and multi state tax returns
  • Manages all tax-related audits and relationships with taxing authority auditors and external tax advisors. Coordinates responses to notices from taxing authorities
  • Review/prepare/coordinate preparation of other tax returns and filings including : Sales and Use tax; Personal property tax; annual report filings and various other informational reports fillings
  • Implements and maintains the company's ongoing annual transfer pricing policy
  • Works with outside sources to handle multi-state unclaimed property filings
  • Prepares WW tax provision for monthly and AOP outlook forecasts
  • Researches and resolves of tax related issues. Communicates with other business groups to
  • explain tax impacts of business strategies
  • Identifies and implements tax strategies and initiatives to enhance process efficiencies. Analyzes impacts of various proposed/enacted tax law changes
  • Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives
  • Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods
  • Other duties as assignedBasic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • CPA is -required
    • Eight (8) or more years of professional tax accounting and/or auditing experience with at least 4 years' supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Exposure to income tax provisions, corporate taxation, including federal tax, state & local tax, sales and use tax and other tax related filings
    • Experienced dealing with taxing authorities
    • Experienced interpreting and applying technical tax and financial reporting requirements
    • Experienced -recommending and substantiating tax positions
    • Strong computer skills and proficiency using MS Office Suite, particularly ExcelOther Qualifications & Desired Competencies
      • Advanced degree in taxation and/or MBA preferred
      • Industry specific experience is preferred
      • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company
      • Self-starter with strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
      • Ability to effectively manage projects, prioritize and handle multiple tasks
      • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as function well with independent responsibilities
      • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
      • Inspires, motivates and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
      • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
      • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
      • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
      • Demonstrates effective leadership, problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal & communication skillsPhysical Demands
        • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
        • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)COVID Vaccine StatementAeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.ITAR Requirement:This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. - A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR - 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.Benefits: - AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. - For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: - .We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. - NO agencies please.Who We AreBased in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.What We DoBuilding on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. - Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.ITARU.S. Citizenship required

Keywords: AeroVironment, Inc., Simi Valley , Tax Director, Accounting, Auditing , Simi Valley, California

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