Intuitive Surgical Careers

Vice President Tax

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Executive
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 180568


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Objective and Summary:

At Intuitive Surgical our mission is that “We strive to make surgery more effective, less invasive and easier on surgeons, patients and their families.” Intuitive Surgical has established the preeminent position in surgical robotics with presence in more than 60 countries around the world and has unprecidented growth opportunites that will demand organization strength and expansion outside the United States.
Are you a finance professional who has the experience and vision to help lead and develop a strong Tax and Trade team? In this key role as Vice President you will oversee Tax, and Global Trade functions and be an integral part of ISI’s finance organization and executive team. Critical areas of focus include developing relationships across management functions and within the Finance Leadership team.

The successful leader will need to demonstrate a broad set of business and leadership skills in support of the following responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Lead, develop and mentor staff coaching the team towards high performance, talent retention, efficiency and effectiveness.
• Support the needs of internal stakeholders.
• Direct all aspects of the Company’s state, federal, foreign and other tax matters worldwide including:
o Compliance with tax laws worldwide, including tax filings worldwide
o Tax accounting including the global tax provision and related disclosures
o Tax strategies in the context of the Company’s business goals
o Maintenance of the integrity of the Company’s tax structure
o Defense of the Company’s tax positions in audit situations
o Staying abreast of global tax rule changes and understand and meet tax compliance requirements
o Budgeting and forecasting tax provisioins and payments
o Control the cost of tax compliance and the tax department
• Direct aspects of the Company’s Global Trade Compliance function
o Create, administer and monitor compliance with company policies and procedures associated with global trade compliance
o Coordinate with logistics and other stakeholders to ensure compliance


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • 15+ years experience directing complex tax organizational structures including offshore structures
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Strong ability to build trustworthy relationships with staff, business partners and employees at all levels
  • Strong tax controversy experience
  • Strong knowledge of current tax rules and GAAP
  • Strong communication skills
  • Requires understanding of integrated ERP Information Systems, preferably SAP
  • Bachelor’s degree in Tax or equivalent; Masters in tax or J.D. in tax desired

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.