San Francisco — Tesla has confirmed that finance executive Justin McAnear is leaving the electric car maker, which is striving to become profitable by the end of the year. Word that McAnear was heading for the off-ramp followed chief accounting officer Dave Morton’s departure after just a month on the job, citing the company’s frenetic pace. "Several weeks ago, I announced to my team that I would be leaving Tesla because I had the chance to take a (chief financial officer) role at another company," McAnear said in a statement. "This was simply an opportunity I couldn’t pass up." McAnear said he is working with the Tesla team to smooth the road for his departure in early October. The company said last week in a blog post human resources chief Gabrielle Toledano is not returning as initially planned from a leave of absence. The California-based company has been under heightened scrutiny since co-founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted on August 7 he was considering taking Tesla private, onl...

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