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US Research and Development Senior Tax Manager 99421

Company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

What you do at AMD changes everything

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies - building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center.

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the "extra mile" to achieve unthinkable results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

US Research and Development Senior Tax Manager


We are seeking a Sr. Tax Manager who will be in a highly visible position in the AMD Corporate tax unit. The work related to this role has significant impact on AMD's overall effective tax rate. This role plays a meaningful role in the process development and review the US & Global Research and Development tax credit calculation. This role will be in contact with R&D executive and key engineering in R&D team and project managers who lead AMD's edge technology. This is an exciting time to join AMD! Does this sound like the position for you?

The person:

The ideal candidate should be an experienced Senior Tax Manager to lead all aspects of the annual US R&D Credit claim process for the US federal income tax return and financial reporting, including identifying and detailing qualified expenditures through research, interviews, surveys and computation and detailing credit claims. Responsibilities include running US federal and state R&D credit claims and assisting on global R&D incentive claims. The position is an individual contributor role but will have supporting resources at the internal tax service center.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research, gather data and analyze US R&D tax matters and financial reports.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual global US R&D credit calculations for use in estimating tax credits for income tax provisions.
  • Lead annual global R&D credit studies and corresponding calculations and related surveys.
  • Schedule and conduct informational interviews and surveys with technical personnel to support credits and incentive opportunities
  • Investigate opportunities to expand US R&D credit claims for prior years.
  • Handle US R&D calculation, qualified expenditure support and documentation of related FIN 48 reserves.
  • Respond to R&D related tax notices and inquiries from tax authorities.
  • Assist with audit support and documentation, including but not limited to IDR requests.
  • Prepare concise, accurate technical memos and other support detailing R&D tax positions
  • Support the evaluation and modeling of scenarios involving various credits and incentives opportunities.
  • Build on technical competence by keeping up to date on industry trends, developments, and technical authorities.

Preferred experience:

  • At least five years' experience in public accounting, demonstrating a validated progression rendering advisory services related to the US R&D tax credit.
  • Proven understanding of US federal and state R&D credit, tax incentives, income tax compliance and US federal income tax accounting and experience with R&D credit studies.
  • Experience with R&D credit claims for the semi-conductor industry
  • Background in statistical analysis and the IRS Industry Directive safe harbor is a big plus
  • Ability to summarize information in a clear, concise manner specifically tailored for the readers and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a deadline-driven, fast paced environment.
  • Excellent project management skills and use of related tools is essential

Academic credentials:

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Tax, Finance or Engineering are preferred.
  • CPA and MS/MBA is preferred.


Markham, ON, Canada or Santa Clara, CA, USA


Requisition Number: 99421

Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara

Job Function: Finance

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click

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