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Lead Tax Accountant

Date: Jun 30, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

 

With more than 30 years of proven experience, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation and sustainability. SunPower is a company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. SunPower has facilities in the US, Europe and Asia, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.

 

Our unique approach emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced SunPower technologies, delivering complete solar solutions and lasting customer value. We are passionately committed to changing the way our world is powered, and we are guided by our legacy of innovation, optimism, perseverance, and integrity.

 

Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, SunPower produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products.  Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.  

 

In order to unlock shareholder value, accelerate innovation and enhance customer value, SunPower will separate into two independent, publicly traded companies, strategically aligned and complementary, focusing on distinct offerings. Newly-formed Maxeon Solar Technologies will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels, carrying on the decades’ long legacy in setting quality and performance standards.

 

As we look to the future, we are seeking a world-class Lead Tax Accountant based in ROHQ, Binan, Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower. Are you ready to change the way our world is powered?  

SUMMARY:

 

SunPower is seeking a Lead Tax Accountant to help our tax team with various tax projects and ongoing tasks.  The person will directly report to the SPES Tax Manager based in the Philippines and will support primarily on US sales and use taxation (SUT). The person will functionally report to the US SUT Manager/ Director. This position is a full-time opportunity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Support US sales and use tax compliance process for SunPower corporate and lease entities
  • Support relationships with outside consultants and compliance provider
  • Respond and resolve any state and local sales tax notices and inquiries
  • Assist with sales and use tax audits and handle exemption certificates documentation
  • Support transaction tax setups in Sabrix for US and Canada (act as Sabrix super user)
  • Assist with research and due diligence to support various business initiatives
  • Prepare reports, dashboards and documentations as needed
  • Assist with monthly reconciliations and reviews of various GL accounts
  • Assist with property tax issues as needed
  • Other SUT related ad hoc tasks such as creation of POs, etc.
  • Maintain good relationships and collaborate with various business units across the company.

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree Finance/Accountancy/Banking or equivalent
  • 3 to 4 year(s) of recent tax related work experience
  • Certified Public Accountant eligibility is a plus
  • Preferably with experience from any Big Four Firms
  • Applicant must be willing to work in Sta. Rosa, Laguna
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work with people in all departments of the company and from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to think creatively and to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Desire to work in a flexible “team-based” environment.
  • Not afraid to “roll up the sleeves,” while being able to retain big picture thinking


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