VP Tax Research & Planning

Bethesda, MD
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 13, 2020
Full Time
The Vice President Tax - Research and Planning, reports directly to the Vice President Global Tax, Research and Planning. The position is responsible for providing critical tax advice on company's business structures and transactions to ensure the company achieves the appropriate balance of economic business results, financial accounting, tax accounting and tax cash flows. The incumbent will partner with business leaders, finance executives, in-house legal counsel and external providers to develop, document, communicate and monitor global tax positions. He/she will also provide advice to internal tax department customers including Tax Compliance, Tax Accounting, and Tax Audit Teams. The Vice President Tax - Research and Planning also assists in the identification, development, and implementation of efficient tax strategies that could impact the timing or ultimate of amount of taxes the company pays. This responsibility requires the highest quality coordination with tax leadership especially global tax provision and compliance leaders responsible for quantifying financial statement impacts of uncertain tax positions. He/She must be adept at tapping diverse sources of information, identifying opportunities, anticipating challenges, and devising and executing strategies to deliver against current and future priorities, thereby strengthening the company's competitive advantage through excellence in tax strategy/management.EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONSAct as general tax planning adviser to businesses and their principal components as assigned by the Vice President Global Tax, Research, Planning and Audits.Ensure the efficient and effective execution of tax research and planning activities relating to development or investment activities, operations support, acquisitions and dispositions, and other matters for assigned businesses. Provide critical thinking to transactions to achieve efficient tax results.Monitor and review of domestic and foreign legislation that may impact business operations globally and development and implement appropriate responses and strategies. Prepare and/or review written analysis, and participate in the assessment and communication of tax strategies and risks in accordance with foreign and domestic accounting and tax requirements. Identify opportunities for securing additional tax savings in connection with global operations and investments.Analyze and review tax-advantaged investment proposals as requested by the SVP, Corporate Tax and/or Vice President Global Tax, Research, Planning and Audits and assist as needed in the negotiation and implementation thereof. EXPERIENCEAt least 7-10 years of corporate tax experience in public accounting, law firm or large corporate tax group.Experience in the taxation of US companies with global operations with an emphasis on US outbound (eg, Subpart F, GILTI, FTCs, etc), local country issues (eg, OECD BEPS, treaty analysis, ruling processes, etc.) and transfer pricing.Excellent communication skills - fosters an environment in which timely information flows smoothly through the organizationAble to integrate and balance priorities, and work activities for the benefit of multiple stakeholdersAble to develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad group of stakeholdersStrong analytical skills and keen ability to focus on multiple complex issues and decision paths.Experience analyzing and recommending appropriate strategies addressing technical complex tax issues.EDUCATIONJuris Doctorate with concentration in business law and taxationUndergraduate degree in finance, accounting economics or similar business experienceLLM in Taxation a plusKNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSDemonstrates global/enterprise wide thinking and processes information through a strategic lens.Exhibits leadership presence; ability to establish credibility necessary to influence at all organizational levels and give projects credibility.Shares relevant information to help others understand and support business objectives.Ability to build relationships across the organization to align own technical area with broader organization objectives.Able to consistently make decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure. Comfortable challenging organizational norms and accepted thinking to improve effectiveness.Skillful negotiator in tough situations; sells ideas persuasively; settles differences and wins concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful while remaining diplomatic.Strong communication skills; creates an atmosphere in which timely information flows smoothly through the organization.Ability to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders.Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills; ability to take large volumes of complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner to senior management, owners and franchisees; uses data and a cogent problem solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.Strong business performance management abilities- effectively deploys and manages resources, monitoring the progress of work against schedules, budgets, quality standards, and achieving/exceeding planned economic benefits in a dynamic operating environment.Steps forward to address difficult issues; strong mediation skills to facilitate a constructive approach to dealing with conflict; guides others toward the accomplishment of identified, meaningful goals.Active learner -- able to enhance personal, professional and business growth through new knowledge and experiences; pushes the organization to learn from other industries' standards and practices.Motivator; inspires extraordinary performance in othersComfortable with complexity, ambiguity and changeTrustworthy with strong business integrity and ability to hold sensitive information in confidence

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