Director, International Tax



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

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About the Team

We are tax professionals who love what we do and continue to strive for operational excellence and value creation through automation and strategic yet compliant tax planning. Our team is excited to take on new challenges as we grow with the company, and the growing complexity of the global tax landscape. We are committed to working hard, having fun while maintaining a culture of work-life balance.

About the Role

We are hiring! Workday Tax Department is seeking an International Tax Director to join a collaborative and growing team. This position will report to the VP, Tax and lead the Company’s international tax function. We are looking for a seasoned professional with a good mix of industry and professional service firm experience with the skills to jump right in and make a difference

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the international tax aspects of ASC 740 reporting (includes preparation of international tax portion of quarterly and annual tax provision), disclosure, and SOX compliance.

  • Own the international portion of US income tax compliance (including tax return preparation), with advance experience on subpart F, GILTI, BEAT, FDII, foreign tax credits and cash repatriation.

  • Responsible for meeting all tax reporting obligations arising from Workday’s International Operations including being responsible for local country income tax compliance and reporting obligations and support foreign finance in review of statutory financials of foreign subsidiaries.

  • Actively support international tax planning function, support tax modeling and forecasting.

  • Build international tax efficient processes, including automation, developing, and implementing procedural and process changes.

  • Play a leadership role engaging in business partnering within the company to understand the tax impact of business operations and ensure that tax needs are identified, communicated, and provided.

  • Monitor international related global legislative and regulatory changes; assess and advise management on tax impacts to Workday’s operations.

  • Support foreign tax audit defense and notices as required.

  • Support M&A projects including post-acquisition IP/compliance integration.

  • Train, mentor, and build an effective and successful team.

About You

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  • 12 to 15 years of US international and corporate tax experience in public accounting and/or high-tech industry.

  • 8 to 10 years of foreign international tax and statutory financial experience.

  • Minimum 10 years of ASC 740 financial reporting experience.

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • CPA strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of an organization; ability to explain complex tax concepts to non-tax partners.

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving abilities, able to research complex tax matters.

  • Ability to think strategically and bring a high level of creativity to the organization regarding accelerating growth.

  • Hands-on managerial abilities with strong project management, organizational and execution skills.

  • Detail oriented self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Embrace agile thinking and innovation.

  • Proficient in MS Office, in particular Excel and PowerPoint; OneSource Tax Provision is a plus.

Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $203,800 - $305,600

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $168,900 - $305,600

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

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