Rachel Ridgeway, MST, CPA

Senior Manager Global Tax

Mountain View, California, USA

Professional Summary

Currently pursuing a full-time opportunity in Silicon Valley in international tax compliance and/or worldwide provision. Please contact me at rachelridgeway2@gmail.com.

I am an experienced tax professional with a demonstrated history of working in the high-tech industry. Strong technical skills in worldwide provisions, international compliance, tax planning, transfer pricing, as well as domestic and state tax compliance.

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February 16


Mountain View, California, USA 94043
Senior Manager Global Tax
2017 - 2019
• Management of the worldwide tax provision under ASC 740 including review of staff assignments including worldwide rate, financial auditor interactions, footnote disclosures, and preparation/review of memoranda documenting tax positions.
• Lead and coordinated the entire tax compliance cycle including third party preparer. Identified and established proper tax documentation and process improvements including the filing of multiple Form 3115.
• Lead historical analysis of the international portion of US tax compliance including review and analysis of GILTI, BEAT, FDII, and Subpart F calculations including 965 repatriation calculation and foreign tax credits.
• Review of transfer pricing processes, documentation, and coordination with outside service providers for global transfer pricing documentation and valuation reports.
• Participated in IP migration with check-the-box election into US parent including proper branch tax accounting under ASC 740 and application of DCL and DUE rules including entity rationalization project.
• Worked cross-functionally with consolidations, finance, legal, HR, and other internal business partners on tax-related matters and tax planning projects.
Synopsys, Inc.
Mountain View, California, USA 94043
Senior Tax Manager, WWProvision/Int'l Compliance
2008 - 2011
• International Tax Compliance – Responsible for proper tax reporting of tax planning strategies and operations including review of Forms 5471, 8858/8865 and 1118; check-the-box strategies, subpart F and taxable/liquidating dividends, asset transfers and return disclosures. Coordination of foreign tax filings. Supported subsidiary reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and intercompany transfer pricing.
• Worldwide Tax Provision – Managed the calculation of the worldwide tax provision, tax rate, FIN 48, and cash tax forecasting. Knowledgeable in transfer pricing methodologies used to ensure financial forecasts support quarterly provision and rate. Worked closely with internal audit, tax department personnel and outside auditors for SOX controls and processes. Implemented ONESOURCE provision software. Standardized the international tax provision reporting process including hosted provision training sessions for offshore personnel.
• IRS CAP Audit – Designated company lead to interface with IRS CAP audit personnel. Oversight for ensuring audit team received timely IDR responses and financial reports. Organized and conducted quarterly IRS and company meetings to review quarterly financial results and transactions.
• Managed and trained two direct reports, a consultant, and extensive interfacing with the finance community.
Trimble, Inc. (transitionary role)
Sunnyvale, California, USA 94087
Senior International Manager
2007 - 2008
• Review and analysis of international tax provision, transfer pricing calculations, and E&P studies.
• Participated in IP migration and restructuring planning meetings
Hyperion Solutions Corporation - Oracle acquired
Santa Clara, California, USA
Senior International Tax Manager
2006 - 2007
• Established international tax compliance function including implementation of tax compliance software system.
• Began implementation of ASC 740 processes for international operations including the cumulative establishment of deferred tax assets and liabilities.
• Responsible for all intercompany transfer pricing analyses including §6662 documentation.
• Participated in offshore restructuring strategy to move the company’s intangible property offshore.
• Supervised one tax contractor.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Oracle acquired
Santa Clara, California, USA
International Tax Manager
2004 - 2006
• Management and review of the international tax compliance function including coordination with an external co-source partner.
• Developed work plans, goals, and managed a team of both internal and external personnel including hiring and supervising of internal staff and tax contractors.
• International compliance duties included tax planning, Forms 5471, 8858/8865, 1118 and 926, Subpart F, foreign tax credit, check-the-box structuring, cost-sharing, buy-ins, and related transfer pricing.
• Management of the international tax accounting requirements under ASC 740 which included establishment of an international tax accounting policy, work plans, tax true-up process and review of all components of the international portion of the annual tax provision – deferred and current tax analysis, valuation allowances, unremitted earnings and related reconciliations for the annual tax footnote.
Oracle Corporation
Redwood City, California, USA
International Tax Director
1999 - 2001
• Streamlined the international aspects of the federal compliance function, which included earnings and profit calculations, foreign tax credit, cost-sharing and buy-in calculations, §956, and estimated tax planning.
• Participated in the federal tax audit process regarding international tax audit issues.
• Participated in the advance pricing agreement documentation for Oracle’s transfer pricing methodologies.
• Liaison with outside consultants and tax software vendors including supervised direct staff.
• Received outstanding performance review.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Palo Alto, California, USA
International Tax Projects Manager
1997 - 1999
• Coordination, review, and preparation of earnings and profits studies for Sun worldwide operations.
• Foreign income tax planning including dividend repatriations and foreign tax credit analysis.
• Transfer pricing analysis related to Sun’s commissionaire structure cost-sharing and buy-in analysis.
• Analysis of foreign tax provisions including deferred foreign taxes under ASC 740.
• Emerging market tax consulting.
• Coordinated with both domestic and international personnel to streamline processes and procedures including Sun’s global Subpart F project.
• Worked on various finance initiative committees which include treasury, consolidations, and legal personnel.
• Received outstanding performance review.


MST, Taxation
Golden Gate University
San Francisco, California, United States
BS, Accounting
Utah State University
LoganUnited States

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executives Institute

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