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Tesla promotes Vaibhav Taneja to Chief Accounting Officer

By Christian Wylonis
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Vaibhav Taneja and Zachary Kirkhorn have been appointed Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer respectively according to a securities filing by Tesla. Kirkhorn’s new role was mentioned during the company’s earnings call in January when Elon Musk announced that Deepak Ahuja would be retiring as CFO. Taneja will report to Kirkhorn in their new roles.

Kirkhorn, 34, first joined Tesla in March 2010 and has continuously served in various roles in its finance department other than a two-year period between 2011 and 2013 during which he obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, including most recently as Vice President, Finance, Financial Planning and Business Operations since December 2018.

Taneja has been Tesla’s Corporate Controller since May 2018 and has previously served as Vice President of SolarCity Corporation in its accounting functions between March 2016 and February 2017 as well as its Corporate Controller from August 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Taneja was employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers in India and the U.S. between July 1999 and March 2016, including most recently as a Senior Manager in its Assurance practice.