Tax Leader Job Description

Tax Leader Job Description

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Tax leader provides input to Global Tax related to the determination of US GAAP Legal Pretax Income for all applicable entities and import US GAAP financial information into tax software provided by Corporate Tax Headquarters (CHQ).

Tax Leader Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Collaborate with Deloitte Tax on special projects such as technology solutions for better data transmission, OneSource Trust Tax milestones, Service Level Agreement measurements, Agent for Trustee processes
Manage Property Tax project and create a strong communication plan to maintain main stakeholders and customers informed
Partner with insurance and document management areas to ensure a document completeness for each asset of the portfolio
Establish sustainable processes/procedures surrounding tax and regulatory management of the portfolio
Manage special projects for the business
Identify process gaps and implement appropriate long term fixes
Develop and implement metrics package that measures the status of the processes
Partner with Sourcing team to establish 3rd party support utilized within processes and align SLA’s
Ensure compliance practices are kept up to date and present at all times
Responsible for the performance of a team of 8-12 associates

Tax Leader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Tax Leader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CECRL, B2, JD, J.D, FPC, CPP, NYSC

Education for Tax Leader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the tax leader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Law, Economics, Business/Administration, Taxation, Graduate, Management

Skills for Tax Leader

Desired skills for tax leader include:

Our internal processes
US GAAP and local GAAP
Superannuation and unit trust accounting and tax matters
US GAAP
Analysis and reporting of financial data
Analysis position
Analyze and recommend valuable after-tax planning opportunities
Chinese direct & indirect taxes and understanding of tax and accounting implications of global manufacturing operations
Client’s business
Compliance and consulting in the international tax environment

Desired experience for tax leader includes:

Must be able to work with all levels of management and be able to professionally present their ideas, findings, and solutions
Monitoring, identification and clearing of regulatory risks related to the business
Closely link with group tax located in CS headquarter and with local Legal department
Support projects and regulatory initiatives of the bank
Finance, Administration, Engineering, or any related academic degree
3 - 4 years Fleet management, Customer/Product Management, Lean Six Sigma/process improvement, Leasing products knowledge

Tax Leader Examples

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Tax Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a tax leader. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for tax leader
  • Ensure operational aspects of all statutory and tax filings are executed flawlessly
  • Assist with preparation and/or review of corporate income tax estimates to ensure that advance tax payments are accurate
  • Perform controllership tax checks including reconciliation of all tax liabilities in terms of tax assessments received from the revenue authorities with tax returns filed and deal with discrepancies
  • Assist with, tax aspects of statutory audit, tax audits and work with external tax advisors where required
  • Court attendance
  • Take responsibility for ensuring all VAT/GST and statistical reporting requirements are met in accordance with local country requirements
  • Take the lead in developing strong relationships with relevant Government tax authorities from which the business operates
  • Work with the GPO for indirect taxes initiating change by identifying and implementing process improvements to drive greater control into the record and report of EMEA indirect taxes
  • Work with the GPO for indirect taxes in initiating change by identifying and implementing improvement and development of technology to deliver world class efficient and accurate reporting
  • Mentor and manage the EMEA indirect tax team including creating a more operational skillset with the team
Qualifications for tax leader
  • Experience integrating SAP and Oracle with Tax Engines
  • Experience with SAP modules SD/FI/MM
  • MST or similar degree is preferred
  • Previous HR operations experience with previous leadership responsibilities
  • Knowledge and experience in Payroll, Tax and/or Accounting is highly preferred
  • Lead the Client Reporting Canada Tax Team through Tax slip production to ensure clients receive accurate and timely tax slips
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Tax Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a tax leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tax leader
  • Manage external advisors and local book keepers as required including negotiating compliance spend
  • Work closely with our accounting business partner on a wide range of indirect tax initiatives from supporting tax authority audits to registering new legal entities
  • Local regulatory requirements
  • Support business (advisory role) in local and cross border tax matters
  • Review contract proposals and provide tax position in association with the regional and worldwide tax functions
  • Track legislative changes and pro-actively inform the local management, finance and regional tax function
  • Manage tax aspects of acquisitions and divestitures
  • Corporate Income Tax (CIT) compliance matters
  • Prepare and review tax returns and tax payments
  • Tax audit coordination / relationship with Tax Authorities
Qualifications for tax leader
  • 3 or more years financial services industry experience, with operations experience strongly preferred
  • Must have an understanding of the team's functions, processes, systems / tools supported by team within 6 months of hire
  • Must be an expert in the team's systems, processes and functions supported by team, within 12 months
  • Must have understanding of industry knowledge and skills in the areas of product, processes, risks, controls, and/or automation, within 6 months of hire and use that knowledge to produce results
  • Must be knowledgeable of upstream and downstream impacts within 12 - 18 months
  • Knowledge of project management is a plus
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Tax Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of tax leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tax leader
  • Develop, motivate, and manager a "best in class" responsive professional staff capable of fulfilling the function's responsibilities and provide the tools necessary to accomplish their goals
  • Ensure full, accurate, and timely compliance with all tax statutes, rules, regulations, and case law in jurisdiction in which the company does business
  • Ensure that the company’s worldwide operations are adequately represented for tax audits and appeals
  • Interface with and focus management’s attention on the need for tax sensitivity at all levels within the company and maintain a “value added” tax function including the development of a close working relationship with the accounting, treasury, and legal departments of the company plus all separate operating units
  • Develop strategic initiatives and coordinate their implementation to achieve tax savings and/or maximize cash flow savings opportunities through effective tax planning and tax rate management while maintaining a current knowledge of changing tax laws, rules, and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with laws relating to intercompany cross-border transfers of tangible and intangible property and services
  • Advise management on the tax aspects of acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and restructuring of operations
  • Evaluate the capabilities and oversee the usage of outside tax consultants
  • Advise on the tax consequences of executive compensation plans and overall employee benefits
  • Must be knowledgeable of and responsible for the development and performance of key systems in US and/or Canada
Qualifications for tax leader
  • Prepares and communicates concise and focused tax technical documents, presentations, and communications (memos, fact sheets, ) which direct the reader to salient points for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Assist with preparation of International Tax components (Subpart F, repatriation, foreign tax credits, ) of the estimated annual effective tax rate calculations
  • Experienced in tax/accounting in a multi-national corporate tax or accounting environment
  • Broad exposure to State and Local Taxes including knowledge in State Income/Franchise Tax, Credits and Incentives, Sales and Use Tax, unclaimed property, with Property Tax a plus
  • Using extensive technical expertise in technical IT Domains which may include application development and associated development methodologies, tools, and languages, IT operations, or IT Infrastructure, including data networks, voice systems, and principles, practices, and techniques for managing the activities with IT operations planning, support, and integration
  • Establishing the thought leadership for the chapter including technical standards and practices and execution, quality metrics for development, development methodologies, and interaction of business applications across the Firm within a shared technical environment
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Tax Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a tax leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for tax leader
  • Decisions are complex, multi-faceted and non-routine and require the exercise of sound judgment and assumption of business risk
  • Researches and analyzes state and federal severance tax issues and communicates the results of the searches to management
  • Assists Senior Manager with developing and implementing strategies to maintain and/or expand client base
  • Participates actively in International Severance Tax Association and other Severance Tax programs
  • Manages costs associated with various client projects
  • Monitors all aspects of billing process and account maintenance for assigned projects
  • Coordinates operations of the practice with the Senior Manager
  • Ensure all client withholding both fed & state are remitted timely
  • Plan and coordinate all testing, production and print with I.S
  • Lead international tax component of IRS audits and oversee foreign tax audits, especially on issues related to cross-border transactions
Qualifications for tax leader
  • A Graduate or Law Degree is preferred and a CPA certification is preferable
  • Minimum of 15+ years of substantial international, US federal, state and local corporate income tax experience including top leadership roles in a tax department is required
  • Must possess strong analytical and research skills and be able to identify tax issues and apply law to various fact patterns and have an expanded knowledge of the income tax accounting rules of ASC 740
  • 8 or more years of significant industry and/or Jones functional experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • 5 or more years management experience in the financial services industry, including demonstrated accomplishments in leading teams and/or multiple functions
  • Must have an understanding of the major functions in US and/or CAN brokerage Operations, and how they interact
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Tax Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a tax leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for tax leader
  • Perform surveillance by reviewing exception reports and perform periodic reasonableness checks of W-8 forms
  • Review tax forms for expiration
  • Review monthly GIIN List from IRS versus our customer master data
  • Create and provide periodic statistical information status reports relative to FATCA and other Tax Withholding /Reporting relative to other Internal Revenue Code Chapters
  • Manage a team of tax specialists ensuring adherence to tax and regulatory directives
  • Manage and provide strategic, tactical and operational leadership for the Payroll and Tax Reimbursements Group
  • Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of Payroll and Tax Reimbursement services, driving best practices and process improvements in the payroll and tax function
  • Develop and direct the reporting function of the group the execution of controls and reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of payroll and tax processes and payments
  • Lead the implementation and consolidation of payroll and tax processes into SAP
  • Provide advice and prepare reports and technical analysis on different payroll and tax reimbursement projects and activities as requested by the Division Chief and/or Management team
Qualifications for tax leader
  • Must have an understanding of the department's risks, systems and key functions within 6 months of hire, and be an expert within 12 months of hire
  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making and collaboration skills
  • Must have ability to assess and mitigate risks, including financial, control, service and regulatory risk and the ability to interpret and apply US and/or Canada rules and regulations that impact the department's processes and systems
  • Must have the ability to serve in a business leader capacity for technology initiatives
  • Ability to interpret and convey complex issues and solutions in a persuasive and informative manner
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Tax or Technology required

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