Sunrun, Inc

  • Senior Tax Counsel

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-San Francisco
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  • Overview


    Sunrun's Legal team is growing! We are looking for a creative, talented, driven attorney to join its legal department as Sr. Counsel, Tax Controversy. In this role, you will be a key legal adviser for Sunrun, partnering with business leaders to articulate, advise and defend transactions and positions to support Sunrun’s continuing growth. The ideal candidate will be proactive, possess strong technical and practical knowledge of U.S. Tax Policy and ready to lean into a new challenge. 


    U.S. Tax Controversy

    • Effectively serve as front-line interface with I.R.S. and state audit teams.
    • Experience litigating tax issues in tax court or district court
    • Work closely with tax and non-tax business partners to forensically articulate and defend transactions and positions.
    • Responsibly manage deadlines and conferences as audit cycle progresses.
    • As needed, work closely with trusted advisors on matters of process and strategy.
    • Participate in audit defense strategy and negotiation toward resolution.
    • Work closely with Tax Compliance team, both for information-gathering and to align audit outcomes with going-forward positions.


    Tax Policy

    • Understanding of state and local tax sales and use tax laws, property tax, regulations, policies and procedures
    • A strong educational and technical tax background in tax research and compliance.
    • Ability to review tax statutes and identify opportunities for tax policy and reform
    • Provide assistance with technical research on various tax issues, including tax reform;


    • BA/BS in accounting, CPA or Masters in Taxation desireable. J.D required. 
    • 8+ years progressively responsible experience in I.R.S. audit management and tax/accounting issues.
    • Experience analyzing state and local tax laws. Litigation experience preferred. 
    • Detail-oriented and ability to work effectively on multiple tasks with strict deadlines
    • Sound technical and practical judgment, permitting ability to work with a high degree of autonomy
    • Able to communicate technical tax issues clearly to non-tax personnel and work effectively with all levels of internal process owners and external advisors.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
    • Ability to function well with independent responsibilities. Candidates must be efficient and well organized. They should also have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and interact successfully with the entire tax organization to effectively deliver quality tax services.





    This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  
    Sunrun Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need.  We hire without consideration to race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.



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