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Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!   

As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our current fleet of autonomous Trucks are helping communities receive much-needed supplies and medical equipment around the clock.   Our people are some of the most talented engineers and contributors who are leaving behind a historic legacy.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple is working to create the first global commercially viable autonomous truck driving platform!


Opportunity Overview

TuSimple’s Senior Manager, Tax operates as a highly visible, cross-functional, collaborative leader; partnering with Operations, Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, external consultants, etc. with respect to project analysis, implementation, reporting and necessary documentation.

The Senior Manager, Tax, oversees TuSimple’s global tax strategy including initiating and implementing domestic and international tax strategies, leading/steering/participating in global tax examinations, and directing TuSimple’s income tax financial forecasting and accounting pursuant to ASC 740. Additionally, the incumbent manages the day-to-day operational, technical tax, and compliance activities for the organization, including designing tax processes, leading or supporting cross-functional initiatives, and ensuring key tax deadlines.

Join us and be a part of excellence! 


Role Responsibilities

  • Serves as a key member of the Global Controllership leadership team, directly impacting the global tax strategy, (including advising on the tax implications of investment decisions), and leading/supporting the achievement of TuSimple’s long-term tax and financial plans.
  • Partners with the business, providing tax expertise for business initiatives. Participates with and advises leadership on the tax implications of major non-recurring business activities (i.e. M&A, major reorganizations, major legal cases/settlements, others).
  • Learns the evolving TuSimple business and culture; establishes trusted and collaborative working relationships with the management team, internal stakeholders, external auditors and service providers, and any other external stakeholders necessary to facilitate optimal business operations. Develops and maintains a strong network of expert tax advisors.
  • Provides leadership, communication, education, mentoring, and coaching to TuSimple’s business and finance professionals, deepening the understanding of the Company’s US tax compliance and USGAAP income tax reporting processes and results.
  • Leads TuSimple’s strategic tax planning, including identifying and implementing high-value tax strategies, driving optimization of TuSimple’s domestic and foreign tax position, and researching and analyzing complex tax legislation and issues.
  • Keeps abreast of tax legislation and developments and devises strategies to address changes in tax law. Proactively anticipates how business, legislative, USGAAP, SEC regulations, and other changes impact TuSimple’s tax financial reporting and disclosure, and implements strategies to optimize advantages or mitigate potential risks.
  • Provides oversight to the international tax teams to proactively deliver/manage/resolve foreign tax deliverables.
  • Leads IRS audits and defense of any potential issues.
  • Leads income tax forecasting and financial statement reporting of quarterly and annual income tax provisions (current and deferred) and related disclosures.
  • Designs and maintains strong SOX controls related to US GAAP income tax reporting. Continually improves and scales tax compliance and accounting processes, including building automation and leveraging tax reporting software and advanced excel functions.
  • Directs the documentation of audit files (calculations and internal controls) to enable effective and efficient external auditor sign-offs


Experience & Skills Required

  • Bachelor's Degree+ in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or related field
  • 8 years of progressive experience with corporate income taxes, including compliance and tax accounting in public accounting and/or a corporate tax department
  • Track record of tax planning for dynamic, growth-oriented, and global businesses, including M&A required; foreign tax credit planning, finance structure planning.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with US federal income taxes; understanding of international taxation with proven ability to locate, assess, interpret, and provide credible international taxation resources and information.
  • Highly proficient in and knowledgeable of financial accounting and reporting aspects of taxation per US GAAP (ASC 740)
  • Hands-on experience with running scalable US GAAP income tax accounting models and tax reporting software.
  • Superior Excel skills and experience with Netsuite, SAP, or other large ERP environments.
  • Proven ability to utilize digital mid-layer technologies such as process/workflow automation, data analytics, and/or visualization (e.g., FloQast, Workiva, Alteryx, OneStream, Tableau, BlackLine, Teradata).
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain complex tax issues to non-tax teams, managing the balance of tax and business unit/corporate needs.
  • Deep technical expertise in Sarbanes Oxley 404 concepts for public multinational companies
  • Proven ability to lead U.S. tax due diligence efforts, as well as, post-acquisition planning and integration efforts, including addressing the tax accounting impact of transactions such as acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, etc.
  • Ability to effectively design and implement process improvements to complete tasks more efficiently and accurately
  • Deep understanding of U.S. federal and state and local tax compliance in a global structure; including review of returns and supporting workpapers, audit defense, and planning strategies
  • Proven ability to lead a team, develop strategic plans, and execute accordingly.



  • CPA or Tax JD, preferred
  • Big 4 tax experience managing multinational organizations’ taxes, strongly preferred


Behavioral Competencies

  • Intellectually curious with a strong bias to action.
  • Client focused and highly collaborative.
  • Flexible and enthusiastic approach to work and new learning opportunities.
  • Charismatic leadership presences, with a strong ability to develop high-performing teams.
  • Critical thinker; able to evaluate and distill multiple streams of information, formulate and ask important questions, then make informed recommendations and/or decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, develop, and motivate teams to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals.
  • Strong business acumen and with proven ability to view business situations holistically and not just from a tax standpoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to seamlessly fluctuate work approach between being detail oriented/ hands on and operating at the conceptual/strategic level
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Capable of interacting with, and building rapport with, all levels of management with a demonstrated ability to develop and influence strategic partnerships and work with others to accomplish objectives and results.
  • Highly persuasive; can build rapport and effectively influence the actions and opinions of others at all levels of the organization. Able to effectively and respectfully challenge the status quo and drive change.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly communicate verbally and in writing, translating technical jargon to correspond with the audience's knowledge and understanding.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to coordinate multiple tasks and support projects of varying complexity concurrently.
  • Results-oriented and proven problem solver with a sense of urgency
  • The highest level of professional ethics, sound judgment, and integrity required.
  • Proven ability to work in a matrix organization, tech start-up experience preferred.
  • Ability to maintain steady leadership throughout aggressive deadlines, changing priorities, and evolving operations, as common to progressive start-up environments.


TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability


TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA. Remote friendly during Covid-19. 

You can apply to the job with this email address:

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