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Tax Director, Asset Management Services

Date: Jan 6, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

The Tax Director is responsible for US Partnership and Corporate tax returns for various asset management services provided by the company, with a significant focus on flip partnership tax returns.  The Director is responsible for managing and directing all activities regarding tax research, planning and compliance required of the companies supported including US tax provisioning and works closely with the Accounting team for the corporate return and audit work related to the corporate audit. Develops and implements systems to support data collection, data analysis, preparation and submission for various tax filings. Works to optimize the tax obligation of the corporation and is expected to discuss strategical decisions with executive management when evaluating structuring options.  The Tax Director should have in-depth knowledge of US tax law and US tax accounting, especially in regards to flip partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.



  • Develops strategy, establishes the planning process, and provides guidance on potential mergers and acquisitions.
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with various internal and external customers / corporate leaders to understand business transactions and ensure accurate reporting.
  • Sets policy and direction.
  • Oversees GAAP reporting of US Taxes and any related US GAAP issues for the corporation, including the calculation of the current tax provision and deferred taxes.
  • Fully accountable for a designated function or department's success, including management of external consultants to ensure work is performed accurately, timely and in a cost-effective way.
  • Owns a significant number of measurable functional, operational, and strategic goals.



  • Directs the planning, staffing, budgeting, cost/expense, and people management.
  • Acts as a key advisor to executive management, influencing business strategic direction.

Impact / Discretion:

  • Poor decisions will seriously impact functional, division, or company operations and success.
  • Operates on a company-wide basis, making a budget, resource allocation, technology and process decision with wide-ranging impact.


  • Accountable for operational success, strategic alignment, and process integration with other major functional areas.
  • Collaborates with executives and major internal and external customers.
  • Engages in senior-level negotiations, internally and externally, with the ability to influence opinion and establish business direction.
  • Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.


  • Directs the activities of a broad functional area through departmental managers.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of related experience ·  And 4+ years of people management experience
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience


Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review


SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.


Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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