Senior Tax Manager

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
  • Compensation Range
    173400 USD - 226700 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Application window is expected to close on 07/15/2024.

Members of the Finance organization at select locations will generally be expected to follow a hybrid work model, which includes two days of in-office attendance each week, with limited exceptions.

What You'll Do

We are looking for an expert Senior Tax Manager with a strong background in tax provision and tax compliance for a large multinational consolidated group to join the Cisco Tax Team. This role requires excellent leadership skills, the ability to lead sophisticated tax issues, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.


  • Own the tax provision preparation process and completion of accurate and timely reporting in according to the International Accounting Standards.
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual consolidated tax provision including true-ups, calculation of current and deferred taxes, uncertain tax positions, and valuation allowance analysis.
  • Provide technical mentorship and training to tax team members on.
  • Develop best practices and processes for tax department to ensure project completion effectively and efficiently.
  • Conduct technical research and provide recommendation on tax issues.
  • Assist Tax Director with various tax projects.

Who You'll Work With

This role will assist the tax director in leading/mentoring tax staffs, tax planning modeling, and OECD GloBE minimum tax compliance.

Who You Are

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Taxation.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of progressive corporate tax experience in multinational consolidated tax compliance and financial reporting.
  • Up to date knowledge on tax law changes per the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, CARES Act and Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Strong understanding of multinational and multi-state corporate tax laws
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, while being able to interpret complex tax regulations and apply them to specific business situations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Effectively communicating technical tax concepts to non-tax professionals.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience leading others and improving teamwork environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science’s degree in Taxation and CPA certification.
  • A combination of Big 4 public accounting and large multinational corporation tax department experience.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco 

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.