Senior Director of Tax Strategy
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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POSITION PURPOSE -
Senior Director, Tax will interact with business units, Finance, Treasury, Legal, etc. to represent tax in critical business decisions. This person will educate key business units on the tax issues relevant to operations and planned transactions.

This person will interface closely with corporate and business unit leaders to develop and implement strategies, which minimize tax liability through sound and informed application of tax laws and regulations, aligned with the company's operating and strategic plans.

Reporting to the VP, Tax, the Senior Director, Tax will provide leadership to a team of initially associates including Directors, Senior Managers and Managers.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist Tax VP to create and monitor a tax legislative strategy to include tax policy, evaluating changes in tax legislation or treatment of items in The Home Depot's jurisdictions and overall tax risk mitigation.
  • Ensure business unit leaders understand the value tax strategies bring to the company and support the execution of the plan.
  • Develop and implement global tax planning strategies that are defensible, minimize cash taxes, and are in line with company goals. Ensure the proper reflection of tax planning transactions from a financial reporting and tax return compliance perspective.
  • Gain an understanding of all key constituents (internal and external) involved in driving critical tax initiatives and cultivate these relationships.
  • Recommend and implement changes in corporate structure, policies, operations and business practices in order to reduce taxes.
  • Recruit, then professionally develop tax department personnel through
    mentoring, assignment of increased responsibilities and adherence to
    department's performance standards and goals.

    MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
  • 50% Directing the Planning and/or Filing of Taxes, Accounting, Research, Compliance, Audit Defense, and Appeal as needed to meet the goals of the Department.
  • 35% Participation on cross-functional teams as a subject-matter expert
  • 15% Coaching and mentoring of associates in the department

    NATURE AND SCOPE -
  • Position reports to VP of Tax
  • Number of Direct Reports - 4

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must pass the Drug Test.
  • Must pass the Background Check.
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

    EDUCATION REQUIRED -
    The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a master's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

    YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 13

    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES -
    An undergraduate degree in accounting, tax, or a closely related discipline, and/or a JD or MST.

    PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
    Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Demonstrate technical tax skills appropriate for the years of experience in the one or more tax disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability
    to manage and implement multiple complex projects, people management,
    and communications to both technical and non-technical audiences.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
  • A CPA, MST, JD and/or LLM
  • 13+ years of experience preferred
  • Experience in tax research, planning and policy

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
  • Technical expertise in tax.
  • Proven analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Coaching, counseling, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with teams in diverse functional areas
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility in meeting multiple goals

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