ITW is seeking a proven international tax professional to help lead and grow ITW’s tax function. The role will focus primarily in three areas: tax planning, international tax compliance and US GAAP tax accounting. In addition, this individual should be familiar with transactional concepts relating to mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, as well as transfer pricing matters. The person will have opportunities for exposure to all levels of corporate management and external advisors on outsourced projects.
Manage the international and federal tax due diligence process related to acquisitions
Assist with the international tax IRS audit. This includes working with the international field auditors on the IDR responses, positioning to minimize any exposure, negotiations, and protests.
Review the planning transactions for any international and federal tax issues to assist in managing the company’s tax risks. The transactions involve complex international and federal income tax issues and require strong technical and analytical skills.
Review valuations related to the planning transactions.
Review transfer pricing issues to minimize the company’s tax risks
Manage/develop the staff
Manage the pool staff with the other areas of the tax department to ensure there are sufficient resources to drive the projects during the year.
Assist in driving efficiencies in the international tax and tax provision processes
Monitor legislative changes and determine any impact to the company from a tax and tax provision perspective
Implement any changes to the current processes due to changes in legislation
Assist in managing and reviewing the international tax filings
Manage the Section 987, tax basis, 905(c), and FTC calculations
Assist in the quarter and annual tax provision as needed
Ensure necessary controls are in place to complete timely and accurate filings
Bachelors degree in Accounting
CPA and/or JD
MST or LLM preferred
Minimum 10 years international income tax and tax provisions experience in a Big 4 accounting firm and/or comparable tax experience in a large corporation
Strong international tax and tax provision technical skills
International tax planning and restructuring experience
Familiarity with federal tax, including Subchapter C and K.
Familiarity with state and local tax issues.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAITS:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and documentation skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to interact with all levels of an organization, including Federal and State Tax departments, Treasury, Group and Platform Controllers, External Reporting, and Financial Accounting.
Ability to interact with various service providers of all levels.
Ability to research international tax issues and tax provision issues
Strong analytical skills and an overall knowledge of federal and state income taxes
Computer proficiency, especially in Excel
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