Our client is a global leader in retail and FMCG and is included in FORTUNE's 2020 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Utilising its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products, this company has more than 160 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.
Based near Chicago, a new opportunity exists for a commercially focused Tax Manager to specialise in Federal Income Tax Compliance. You will have responsibility for implementing tax strategies in order to reduce the Company’s overall tax burden and risk, ensuring that tax planning initiatives are properly incorporated into the tax compliance process. You will assist in driving process improvement opportunities for tax function, support the acquisition team focusing on due diligence and integration and serve on a cross-functional team, providing technical knowledge and advice to team members. Additional responsibilities will include the following:
Management of the tax process and implements short and long-term tax savings initiatives by collaborating with the various tax functions.
Partnering with planning function to provide support and development of new processes for planning projects.
Development of the team by explaining complex tax concepts and procedures, documentation and presentation requirements, research and writing techniques, business transactions, and tax minimization and audit defense plan.
Support the audit function by analyzing and reviewing information requests and collaborating in the resolution of audit issues.
Participate in divisional and company-wide projects and programs to develop engagement for division-wide and company-wide initiatives.
Manage the preparation of tax filings which minimize overall tax liability to the Company and continually develops tax improvements to minimize tax liability.
Upon acquisition, implements processes with acquired company’s management to integrate processes.
Partner and collaborate in the tax audit defense process.
Partner and collaborate in the development and execution of tax strategies that reduces overall tax costs/burdens to the Company.
Collaborate with Finance and Accounting on tax and accounting issues impacting the Company’s financials.
Develop, mentor, guide and oversee staff to ensure the development of employees through orientation, training, establishing objectives, communication of rules, and constructive discipline; building employee morale, motivation and loyalty.
Proactively recommend changes in tax procedures, tax methodology and/or tax calculations to tax teams.
Monitor tax legislation and provide astute advice on tax issues. Conduct research of applicable tax laws in order to resolve complex tax issues and resolve tax issues, developing best practices for the team to implement.
Manage key consulting relationships by identifying consultants for projects, developing scope and fees for task order and managing project deliverables by consultants.
This position sits within the Tax Compliance team and so the ideal candidate will have acquired at least 5 years relevant Federal income tax and compliance experience. Our client is very open to hiring someone who lives in the Chicago area who is willing to commute to Deerfield 3 days a week and work from the Chicago office the remaining days. Please note that state tax, and mainstream tax accounting experience is not required for this position however Tax Management experience is essential.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to work for a growing company in a fast-paced in-house dynamic team. This tax position has high visibility with the senior leadership team and so there are excellent opportunities for swift career progression.