International Tax Director

Irvine, CA


  • Leverage US international tax experience and technical expertise to support and assist with:
  • US tax compliance related to foreign operations
  • Quarterly and annual ASC 740 tax provision
  • Forecasting effective tax rates and cash taxes
  • Tax examinations with various taxing authorities
  • Tax transformation initiatives to automate tax processes, enhance data analytics and re-imagine how the tax function operates
  • Identify, execute and implement strategic international tax planning opportunities including research and tax modeling
  • Manage and assist with evaluating the international tax consequences of business projects, operating strategies, M&A activity, and the integration of acquisitions
  • Work cross-functionally to identify and execute tax efficient strategies to support cash repatriation and global cash management
  • Manage substantial contribution position to qualify for the CFC manufacturing exception
  • Collaborate with Transfer Pricing team to advise on strategies for intercompany transactions
  • Work closely and partner with ex-US finance controllers to understand and assist with foreign tax matters including but not limited to tax incentives


  • Ideal candidate will have 10+ years of relevant experience within US international tax matters in a Big 4 firm or law firm, ideally with some experience of working in a multinational corporation
  • Strong quantitative skills and deep technical knowledge of US international taxation (e.g., subpart F, GILTI, FTC, FDII, BEAT).
  • Experience with M&A and post-acquisition integration projects, transfer pricing, and OECD guidelines
  • Experience in US and international tax compliance and income tax accounting, including exposure to ASC 740
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including experience communicating complex tax issues and requirements to people without a tax background
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Independent and self-driven with the ability to adapt and get things done in fast moving and high growth environment
  • Critical thinking with the ability to scrutinize, challenge, and offer both practical and risk weighted solutions

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Compensation & Benefits Details

  • An employee’s pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
  • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California, Colorado, New York or remote jobs that can be performed in California, Colorado and New York. This range may be modified in the future.
  • You will be eligible to participate in Western Digital’s Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan, which provides incentive awards based on Company and individual performance. Depending on your role and your performance, you may be eligible to participate in our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs) or cash equivalents, pursuant to the terms of the LTI plan. Please note that not all roles are eligible to participate in the LTI program, and not all roles are eligible for equity under the LTI plan. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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