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Associate Tax Director

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGuardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360 -, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI - tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.Job DescriptionGuardant Health is looking for an Associate Director/Director, Tax who will contribute to the global tax operations function of a publicly traded multinational company. You must excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment; be able to communicate effectively with cross functional teams; and have a commitment to deliver high quality results. You will be the most senior tax professional at Guardant and responsible for all aspects of direct and indirect tax reporting and report to the VP Controller.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of domestic and international direct tax matters affecting Guardant, including global income tax compliance, income tax provision preparation and reporting, memorandums documenting tax issues and/or positions, global transfer pricing and tax planning (including implementation of appropriate corporate legal structures and inter-company agreements), compliance with U.S., state, local and international tax requirements and analysis of potential impacts/benefits.
  • Lead all processes related to transactional and indirect taxes, including sales and use tax, business personal property tax, withholding tax, franchise tax, unclaimed property, 1099 reporting, VAT, etc. to ensure reporting and compliance.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement opportunities to optimize the company's tax position, improve tax efficiency and support initiatives in scaling the tax operation function, which includes people development, process efficiencies, tax planning opportunities, quality improvements, and effective use of data and technology.
  • Manage 3rd party tax advisors to support key tax projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain SOX controls to effectively mitigate risk, continuously optimize the tax close process including all related journal entries in accordance with GAAP and assist with the resolution of all tax related audits and/or notices.
  • Build collaborative relationships across the finance organization, including partnering with FP&A on modeling and forecasting of tax related activities.
  • Manage and consult on ad-hoc projects that impact the company's tax exposure by partnering with finance, cross functional teams, and/or tax advisors on new and ongoing global business initiatives to advise on US income tax risks, opportunities and consequences helping drive tax-efficient business decisions across the organization.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the financial statement disclosures in accordance with SEC and ASC 740 requirements.
  • Monitor tax landscape, research and interpret, and assist with ongoing analysis of tax positions and internal controls to identify and address potential tax burdens and risks including the impact of those changes on the company and its shareholders, and recommending appropriate steps in response to such changes.
  • Provide support for mergers and acquisitions, proposed and contemplated transactions, business expansion, audits, and ad hoc projects.
  • As the Tax Department grows, supervise and mentor personnel providing oversight and direction in relation to their workloads, performance, and careers, assessing departmental staffing needs, and driving talent management of the team.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, active California CPA and/or Master's in Taxation preferred.
    • Minimum 12 years of combined experience in public accounting and/or corporate experience in tax accounting and compliance with a public multinational company. Biotech industry experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated expertise owning the tax accounting and compliance functions.
    • Core competency in income tax accounting (ASC 740) and compliance including domestic and international tax reporting, working knowledge in transfer pricing, FIN48, ASC 450, accounting for stock-based compensation, Section 382, R&D credit, business combination and other areas in the corporate tax environment.
    • Extremely organized self-starter with the ability to function in a highly chaotic environment and are excited to build the future.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely - also able to assess situations and ensure responses are well suited to various business situations.
    • Deep experience translating complicated issues into simple and easy to understand terms.
    • Experience working in a high pressure and fast-paced environment using skills learned to manage resources to ensure that projects are achieved and well managed.
    • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills, embrace tech-enabled process and automation.
    • Experience with Oracle Fusion a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, identify, and address complex domestic and cross-border tax matters.
    • Ability to adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines, and scope of work.
    • Able to challenge the status quo respectfully and act as a catalyst within the organization.Additional InformationCovid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant's COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.Guardant Health 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, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.Please visit our career page at:

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