Global Head of Tax
Finance/Accounting – Corporate
California – San Diego
Qualcomm is a Fortune 200 company with over 35,000 employees and market capitalization of approximately $75B. Its primary businesses are the sale of semiconductor chips used in mobile phones and other wireless devices and the licensing of technology used in 3G, 4G and 5G devices.
Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G, ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform its potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age and this is where you come in.
The Global Head of Tax will be responsible for all tax matters for the company globally including tax planning, tax compliance, audits (participant in IRS CAP program), and financial statement reporting including GAAP and Non-GAAP measures. In addition to income tax, the position is responsible for customs and indirect tax. The position currently has 4 direct reports with a total team size of over 40. Most of the department employees are based in San Diego.
Qualcomm derives most of its income from outside the US and operates extensively through disregarded foreign entities treated as branches for US purposes. FDII is a key component of our effective tax rate as the majority of IP is owned in the US. Knowledge of R&D cost sharing, tax treatment of stock-based compensation, GILTI, BEAT, foreign tax credit rules, allocations of expenses under 861-8 and tax implications of M&A are important for the position.
In this role, you will:
+ Provide CEO, CFO and various other leaders candid and accurate assessments of the companys current and future tax positions and opportunities to minimize the Companys effective tax rate.
+ Update the Audit Committee of the Board quarterly on effective tax rate and at least annually on all tax matters.
+ Responsible for the preparation of appropriate tax provisions in accordance with US GAAP and non-GAAP measures.
+ Lead tax department in responding to tax audit inquiries including audits at the federal, state, local and foreign levels.
+ Work closely with the PWC tax audit team to address and resolve issues early for interim and year-end financial statement reporting.
+ Work closely with the legal, financial planning, treasury and accounting organizations.
+ Manage and execute global tax strategies in compliance with national and international regulations.
+ Lead tax aspects of M&A, including acquisition due diligence, transaction structuring, post-acquisition integration, and deductibility of acquisition costs.
+ Maintain a high performing team by building skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development.
+ Simplify and automate tax department processes and minimize requirements from other departments.
+ Analyze the evolving international tax landscape including OECD pillars I and II and shape the Companys legal entity operations and profits accordingly.
+ Oversee the preparation, review and timely and accurate submission of all taxes including income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, VAT and GST and properly account for these taxes.
+ Ensure SOX documentation reflects best practices and procedures for tax processes.
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
+ 20 years of tax experience including management role in a corporate tax department, law firm or accounting firm.
+ Tax experience with international operations is required.
+ Bachelors degree.
+ Accounting degree with MS Taxation, JD, MBA or CPA.
+ Experience with and knowledge of fabless semiconductor company or other hi-tech international tax experience.In addition to experience, the successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies in the following areas:
+ Technical leadership: Superior understanding and practical application of tax laws. Connected member of larger community of tax thought leaders.
+ Building Collaborative Relationships: Serves as a role model for building connections across the company. Facilitates the creation of lasting partnerships that foster collaboration and strategic initiatives. Works to adapt legal organization and tax positions to meet changing business needs.
+ Team Leadership. Identifies, develops, and retains talented individuals; grows current and future leaders; creates an inclusive environment that ensures all individuals reach their highest potential, thereby allowing Qualcomm to meet future challenges.
+ Communication: Inspires trust through transparency. Expertly adapts style to audience and situations to maximize understanding and impact. Communicates technical concepts simplistically.
+ Creativity & Innovation: Inspires a creative culture that anticipates change and proactively adapts the Companys tax positions and structure for the changing tax environment. Continually looking for ways to reduce the Companys effective tax rate and cash tax burden.
+ Decision Making: Ability to focus on the key drivers of a decision and think through the down-stream consequences of various options. Tax decisions can have significant financial impact and must be aligned with Qualcomm’s Code of Business Conduct. Ability to identify and weigh risks of different courses of action.
+ Results Orientation. Addresses issues like a business owner, seeking to maximize the long-term profits of the Company. Builds commitment and enthusiasm to meet deadlines and achieve tax goals within the Companys complex business operations. Inspires a culture of exceptional performance and ethical behavior to ensure that strategic focus areas are executed and deliver significant results for the Company.
+ Strategic Leadership: Establishes a strategic path and priorities while helping others understand the interconnections and sense of collaboration necessary to execute the Companys tax strategies. Navigates high levels of complexity to develop strategies that reflect an enterprise-wide perspective while driving competitive advantage and producing value; takes calculated risk to impact potential return.
+ Bachelors degree
+ Accounting degree with MS Taxation, JD, MBA or CPA is preferred
EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.