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Sr. Tax Manager

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0053296
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Tax Manager

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Department: Tax Department, Corporate Finance & Accounting

Location: Hybrid – Santa Clara, CA

Status: Regular, Full-Time

The Company

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Hitachi America, Ltd. ( is seeking an experienced Senior Tax Manager with a strong background in tax provision and tax compliance for a large multinational consolidated group to join the Tax Department located in Santa Clara, CA. The Senior Tax Manager will possess in-depth knowledge of tax accounting, tax compliance and financial reporting standards. The Senior Tax Manager will be responsible for preparing the consolidated tax provision and managing the tax compliance function of the tax department, including, but not limited to, reviewing all the federal, state, and local corporate tax workpapers and returns, interfacing with tax authorities, researching tax subject matters, and managing tax projects.

This role requires excellent leadership skills, the ability to manage complex tax issues, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.


  • Lead the tax provision preparation process and completion of accurate and timely reporting for a large multinational consolidated group in according to the International Accounting Standards.

  • Prepare the quarterly and annual consolidated tax provision including true-ups, calculation of current and deferred taxes, uncertain tax positions, and valuation allowance analysis. 

  • Oversee the preparation and review the annual tax provision and true-ups for tax shared service companies.

  • Oversee the preparation and review consolidated, sub-consolidated and single corporate entities’ federal, combined states, and separate state and local income tax workpapers and returns, quarterly tax estimates, and return extensions.

  • Review quarterly intercompany tax allocations.

  • Review proforma federal and state tax returns for final intercompany tax allocations.

  • Manage U.S. controlled group activities and data collection.

  • Represent company in tax audits and manage tax notices. 

  • Provide technical guidance and training to tax team members on tax provision and compliance.

  • Develop best practices and processes for tax department to ensure project completion effectively and efficiently.

  • Conduct technical research and provide recommendation on tax issues.

  • Assist Senior Tax Director with various tax projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Taxation. Master of Science’s degree in Taxation and CPA certification preferred.

  • We require progressive corporate tax experience in multinational consolidated tax compliance and financial reporting. A combination of Big 4 public accounting and large multinational corporation tax department experience is preferred.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Thomson Reuters OneSource corporate tax software and Microsoft Office application, particularly Excel.  

  • Up to date knowledge on tax law changes per the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, CARES Act and Inflation Reduction Act.

  • Strong understanding of multinational and multi-state corporate tax laws

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex tax regulations and apply them to specific business situations.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical tax concepts to non-tax professionals.

  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to lead others and enhance teamwork environment.

For California only (as required by California’s Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act (SB 1162): The expected salary for this position in our California office is $140,000 – 180,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi America’s variable pay program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge  

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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