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Sr. Director, Tax (Head of Tax)

Company: Hogan & Associates Executive Search
Location: Garland
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Hogan & Associates proudly represents our Client in this confidential search Sr. Director, Tax (Head of Tax). Reporting to the Principal Accounting Officer, you will oversee and direct the Company's tax affairs to minimize total tax expense and cash impacts within full compliance of the law, comprising federal/state income, real estate, and sales/use tax for a 6B+ company.
DESCRIPTION:As the Head of Tax, you will advise CEO, CFO, and PAO/Controller on all tax matters relating to financial statements, financial planning, and accumulation of records for all divisions and subsidiaries of the Company. Advises Treasurer concerning tax aspects of financial products, cash flow impact of tax payments and cash flow impact of partner tax distributions. Consults Secretary and General Counsel on tax implications of contracts, corporate structures of subsidiaries and tax litigation, and Human Resources on tax matters that impact current and proposed benefit plans. Advises Senior Management Team regarding tax legislation and planning related to assigned areas. Informs Governing leaders of book/tax differences impacting tax distributions and meeting demands for their tax compliance reporting.
As the leader you will handle and administer the Company's complex tax matters including intricate compliance issues, analysis of legislation, court cases and government regulations, rulings, and pronouncements. Developing creative and cost-effective solutions to complex tax issues while facilitating the implementation of Company policy and long-term goals.
As the Sr. Director, Tax you and your team of 15+ (4 direct reporting managers) you will oversee the quantifying, reporting, and remitting of income and property taxes of over $400 million. Manage the development and communication of tax return strategies to preserve the Company's interests relative to sales/use and payroll related taxes more than $1+ billion annually.

  • Formulates and recommends tax policies of the Company for approval of Senior Management. Implements approved tax policies of the Company and directs tax administration for the enterprise.
  • Develops detailed knowledge of all tax laws and regulations affecting the Company, its Stores and subsidiaries in every country, state, and municipality where business is conducted. Ensures that the Company is in compliance with all tax laws. Applies in-depth expertise as to partnership income tax return preparation, filing, and partner K-1 requirements.
  • Directs compilation of data for preparation of all Company tax reports and returns; approves completed forms for payment; and maintains the official tax records and accounts of the Company.
  • Interprets applicable tax laws and regulations. Institutes Rulings Requests, inquiries, protests, and requests for reconsideration to federal, state, or municipal tax authorities, and represents the Company at Internal Revenue Service and State Tax Commission hearings.
  • Directs studies of specific applications of tax laws to various Company units and to the Corporation and determines approaches to achieve the greatest economics. Advises Stores and offices regarding tax liabilities, and instructs on procedures for collecting, paying, and reporting taxes where appropriate.
  • Advises senior management of significant changes, additions to and deletions from all pertinent tax laws; advises of effects on Company operation; and recommends, as appropriate, new, or different courses of action. Informs senior management and Treasury concerning partner cash distributions for tax requirements and estimates thereof.
  • Maintains appropriate ongoing liaison with partner tax groups including best practices and benchmarking in the property tax area and other areas of common interest.
  • Works closely with federal and state auditors and other representatives of taxing authorities engaged in review or audit of Company tax returns and pursues all claims for tax refunds and rebates.
  • Participates in appropriate business organizations, to establish liaison with other corporation tax executives to plan basic tax policy recommendations for the retail industry.
  • Manages transaction taxes comprising property and sales/use tax to comply with filing deadlines and responds to regulator's audit queries.
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Required education: A bachelor's degree in accountingGraduate work in taxation desired.Experience: A minimum of 15 years significant experience within area of expertise. Experience should include diversified and increasingly responsible positions in tax department for large public company, private equity owned company, major public accounting firm, with exposure to retail industry and partnerships.Core Competencies: Expertise in tax law, communication, decision-making, organizing work, building relationships.

Keywords: Hogan & Associates Executive Search, Garland , Sr. Director, Tax (Head of Tax), Accounting, Auditing , Garland, Texas

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