Senior International Tax Counsel, Cargill Tax & Customs
Cargill - Wayzata, MN

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The Global Tax & Customs function employs approximately 200 professionals. The function is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota. Sixty U.S. tax professionals work at the headquarter offices. Other tax professionals are located throughout the world with principal offices in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Winnipeg, London, Amsterdam and Singapore.

This highly visible position operates as Senior Tax Counsel. The Tax Counsel will be a member of Cargill's global tax planning team and will have specific responsibility for tax planning for an assigned part of the Strategic Planning Group, with a focus on international tax planning. These responsibilities will include cross border capital and legal entity structuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions. In addition, these responsibilities will include the review and handling of U.S. tax planning issues for the ongoing operations of our global business. This will include Subpart F and foreign tax credit planning, trading patterns and finance, transfer pricing, and tax controversies and audits. This individual will also be responsible for coordinating advice and strategies with other members of the global tax and customs function, including compliance functions, as well as the U.S. GAAP reporting of the advice and strategies with our Corporate Financial Reporting group. Key responsibilities will include:

Tax planning:
provide tax advice to business units and functions with an emphasis on Cargill's operations outside of the U.S. Tax planning entails development, issue identification, development of alternative solutions, recommendation to business unit and functions, assistance with implementation and if necessary post-implementation review.

Tax planning:
provide tax advice to other members of the Tax Planning Group.

Tax controversies:
assist with development of legal arguments and management of external resources in connection with audit and litigation in the U.S.

Tax training:
provide ad hoc and continuous training to business units and functions on key tax initiatives and policies.

Tax reporting and compliance:
assist International and Federal group with complex U.S. reporting issues.


Must posses a Juris Doctor

Minimum of 7+ years of tax planning experience, at least 4 of which is with a major law firm or Big Four public accounting firm

Experience must translate into an in-depth understanding of International and U.S. taxation of domestic transactions and U.S. taxation of mergers and acquisitions as well as the ability to model and optimize outcomes

Ability to identify and resolve issues associated with complex international transaction without assistance of a third party

Must possess writing skills acquired through legal training as well as work on I.R.S. rulings, appeals and/or litigation

Experience managing relationships with law firms and accounting firms

Willing and able to continue to learn the developing areas of tax laws

Willing to travel

Additional experience in taxation of partnerships, financial products, income tax accounting and tax procedure / reporting

Graduate with honors from top 25 law school

MBA or other degree in quantitative area will be highly desired (e.g., economics or finance)

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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