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Director US Tax Business Support

Reference
1804522
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Bloomington, MN, 55431, USA
Expiry Date
27/04/2018
Director US Tax Business Support Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop l...

Job Description

Director US Tax Business Support

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Key Objective:

To support the VP US and Tax Strategy and VP Business Support through managing (1) Pearson’s US region business taxes and (2) international project based work which advances Pearson’s global tax strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide day to day tax support to Pearson’s businesses operating in the US: support local financial controllers in day to day tax issues, new business initiatives, supply chain and contracting models;

Work effectively with other sub-teams in the tax function including group reporting strategy, business support, transfer pricing, indirect tax and employment tax sub-teams;

Build relationships with regional business and finance leaders to become a trusted business partner;

Identify and implement regional value adding tax opportunities;

Advise on tax efficient financing and repatriations for the region;

Proactively identify, manage and mitigate regional tax risks;

Monitor and communicate regional legislative developments, evaluate implications and application to the Pearson context;

Provide support on the US and international aspects of acquisitions, disposal and reorganisations for regional group businesses;

Provide support for global group tax planning initiatives, forecasting and projects which support Pearson’s overall tax strategy.

Coaching and mentoring role for in-country US tax team.

Qualifications

  • Qualifications and experience required:
7 years corporate tax experience in public or private industry

Previous experience at the Tax Director level in core US advisory and cross-border tax issues, preferably with relevant commercial tax exposure;

Broad up to date knowledge of international tax and of relevant US tax law;

Ability to interact with all levels and parts of an organisation including Treasury, Legal, Finance and Business and to manage advisers;

A proactive (both in identifying issues and developing solutions), enthusiastic, team oriented individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Good project management experience and expertise;

Strong leadership, organisational skills and documentation skills;

Flexible to travel, if required.

NOTE: Must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. No visa sponsorship or transfers.

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 4, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804522

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.