Calix Inc.

Sr. Director / Director of Tax and Treasury

US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Petaluma
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We at Calix wake up every day and think about one thing – the best way to connect the device-enabled subscriber and the cloud-enhanced Internet of Everything. It’s a noble cause, and one that we share with a finite group of communications service providers (CSPs) around the world whose networks and software define the broadband experience of subscribers everywhere. As the leading provider of innovative communications software, systems, and services to these CSPs, our role is to provide the vision, the insights, and the solutions to enable them to be the service provider of choice to their subscribers.


This formula has worked. As Calix Software Defined Access and Calix Cloud innovations and value-added services enable our customers to transform their businesses and be the winning CSPs of tomorrow, they reward us with double-digit growth and extraordinary loyalty. It’s a virtuous cycle, and as a half-billion dollar start-up, it’s one that is just getting started.


Do you share our passion and want to learn more?


***Bay Area local candidates only.  This role is based in our San Jose or Petaluma, CA office.  Thanks! ***


Reporting to Calix’s CFO and working closely with the Corporate Controller, this individual is responsible for the company’s tax and treasury functions.  Being both a “thinker” as well as a “doer”, the Director of Tax and Treasury will position these areas for future growth as well as run their day-to-day operations.  Responsible for tax strategy and execution, he or she will ensure best practices in tax planning and compliance.  As Treasurer, this individual will ensure adequate tactical and strategic liquidity and prudent investment of surplus cash balances.



  • In charge of all tax matters for the company, including being aware of and considering impact of new tax developments
  • Ensures compliance with international, national and local tax rules and regulations
  • Manages Sales & Use Tax, Property Tax, and State and Federal Income Tax filings
  • Point person on evaluating tax implications of international and other developments
  • Computes and records quarterly and annual tax provisions – responsible for tax footnotes in 10-Q and 10-K filings
  • Works with outside consultants on:

o  Tax returns

o  Tax studies (e.g. R&D credit analyses, etc.)

o  Transfer pricing studies



  • Negotiates credit facilities with and plays key role in selection of lenders
  • Is responsible for corporate cash management, including selection and monitoring of domestic and international banks used for day-to-day corporate purposes
  • Reviews investment policy and monitors cash, money market and other short-term investments
  • Manages debt covenant compliance
  • Manages and administers relationships with insurance brokers and insurers
  • Determines and manages renewals of appropriate insurance coverage for all corporate risks



  • 10+ years of relevant experience with focus on domestic taxes, but a solid understanding of international tax structures.
  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance and CPA or CA accreditation
  • Combination of Big 4 and corporate experience, exposure to fast-growing, publicly listed technology companies preferred
  • Detail oriented, analytical, and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; capable of explaining complex topics to generalist audiences
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and project management skills. Ability to work with outside advisors



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