Director of Tax

Meso Scale Diagnostics
Rockville, MD
Jan 21, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
Full Time
The Director of Tax will oversee the tax planning and execution as well as the tax compliance of the Company. He/she will be responsible for ensuring complete and accurate consolidated tax accounting and reporting and US tax compliance, and for advising on strategies for minimizing the global income, franchise, sales and use, and other such taxes paid by the Company. He/she will manage all company tax matters as they arise; manage the tax department and oversee tax matters through coordination with company representatives and advisors. With regard to tax planning responsibilities and opportunities, the Director of Tax will study global legal structure to assess opportunities to minimize global taxes. He/she will maintain relationships with company representatives and advisors to ensure adequacy of global tax compliance procedures, understand tax issues as they arise, and assess implications to the company overall. This position will drive global transfer pricing assessments, in conjunction with operations management and he/she will monitor opportunities to utilize foreign tax credits. The tax professional will research miscellaneous tax matters as they arise. Tax compliance oversight responsibilities include federal, state and local income and franchise tax compliance for domestic and foreign entities. This includes preparation and filing of all annual tax returns, extensions, and quarterly estimated payments as well as management of audits by taxing authorities. The Director of Tax will be responsible for overseeing the preparation of monthly state sales and use tax compliance reports and management of audits by taxing authorities. The tax professional will also oversee or prepare quarterly and annual current and deferred tax provision calculations, tax forecasts and disclosure requirements for financial statement purposes, reconciliations of general ledger tax accounts and compliance with internal control procedures and documentation where deemed necessary. The Director of Tax will investigate and resolve periodic inquiries from the IRS and various state taxing authorities, and will research, evaluate and implement changes in tax laws and financial pronouncements impacting taxes.Skills: CPA required Big 4 (or equivalent) experience required 7+ years of professional relevant experience Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, while handling multiple tasks Ability to mentor, train, and lead a team Excellent communication skills Ability to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment Professional maturity and presentation Ability to be hands on with day to day accounting functions Accountable for performance with exceptional work ethic

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