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Senior Tax Director (Tax Department Head)

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0009403
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Tax Director (Tax Department Head)

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Department: Tax Department

Location: Bay Area, CA

Status: Regular, Full-Time


Hitachi America, Ltd. (HAL) is looking for a new Senior Tax Director (Tax Department Head) located in Santa Clara, CA. The Senior Tax Director will be responsible for tax operations for HAL consolidated tax group and shared service customers, including researching issues and managing tax projects. This role will also provide support to Hitachi, Ltd. (HTL) and group companies in region as Regional HQ of Hitachi.


  • Manage Tax Department, including budgets and goals
  • Manage tax compliance and provision responsibilities for HAL consolidated group and shared service customers, including perform final reviews of workpapers and returns, contact data providers for information/explanations as needed, research tax issues, and analyze tax adjustments
  • Provide consultation to HAL operations and Hitachi group companies
  • Support HTL and group companies as Regional HQ, including information sharing and reorganization needs
  • Organize annual Hitachi US Tax Manager Meeting, including set agenda, line up speakers, etc.
  • Oversee US control group activities (e.g. BEAT data collection, R&D credit coordination) from group companies to ensure completion, including assist in contacting data providers for information and notify group companies of results
  • Analyze BEAT data for accuracy and opportunities for reduction of base erosion percentage
  • Manage transfer pricing documentation, including provide data to Hitachi Europe (HEU) to prepare benchmarking analysis and HAL’s local file for HTL as well as prepare transfer pricing adjustments
  • Support J-SOX testing (by KPMG) and external audit (by E&Y)
  • Manage uncertain tax positions documentation with external consultants, including set the scope of work needed, provide information requested and review deliverables
  • Negotiate contracts with software providers, external consultants, and tax shared service companies (subsidiaries and affiliates)
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of changes to tax laws and regulations and provide relevant updates and guidance to Hitachi companies in the region including update with the tax share site


  • BS in Accounting, Taxation is required. Masters in tax or J.D. in tax desired.
  • Minimum 15 years of corporate tax experience is required (Big 4 is must and multinational corporation is strongly preferred).
  • Broad and up to date understanding of US and international corporate tax law.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination, detail-oriented skills to manage consolidated tax group and US control group companies.
  • Excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skill to meet tight deadlines and work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to accomplish goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially the ability to explain complex tax issues to senior leadership and parent company.

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 $196,000 - $265,000. 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.

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