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US Tax Director

Reference
1804523
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Bloomington, MN, 55431, USA
Expiry Date
27/04/2018
US Tax Director 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 al...

Job Description

US Tax Director

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.

The Director of Tax will be responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of tax compliance, provision, audits and planning for the USA region.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the preparation of the income tax provision, including analysis of financial data, tax accruals and uncertain tax positions
  • Responsibility for IFRS group reporting of USA tax provision figures and related schedules
  • Provide oversight and support to USA region
  • Strategic tax provision forecasts
  • Supervise and coordinate the collection and analysis of financial documentation necessary for the preparation of corporate income tax returns and estimated tax payments and preparation of tax returns and related reports to ensure organization is in compliance with governmental tax regulations
  • Supervise tax advisory and internal projects such as R&D credits, accounting method changes, nexus decisions, earnings repatriation, DPAD and transfer pricing
  • Identify opportunities and implement solutions to minimize tax expense and cash tax payments
  • Manage Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls for tax reporting
  • Management of federal, state and local income tax audits
  • Manage oversight of sales and use and property tax outsourcing
  • Provide tax support for business planning initiatives, including tax basis analysis, intercompany financing and corporate reorganizations
  • Research and analysis of company compliance with applicable tax laws.
  • Work effectively with other sub-teams in the tax department including group reporting, business support, transfer pricing, strategy, indirect and employment tax including provision of training and updates on US tax environmental changes
  • Assist with, and manage where necessary, tax department special projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 7 years corporate tax experience in public or private industry
  • SOX controls and financial reporting
  • Strong knowledge of OneSource Tax Provision, Income Tax, GL Manager and other modules
  • IRFS and ASC 740 experience and knowledge
  • Demonstrated tax project management experience
  • Experience with process improvement, proactively streamlining procedures and reporting
  • Experience managing federal and state audits
  • 4 years staff management experience

Skills/knowledge

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with management and other department/subsidiary personnel to obtain information
  • Strong accounting, communication, technology, organization, and leadership skills
  • Proactive in identifying issues and developing solutions
  • Vendor management experience

NOTE: Must be authorized to work with 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: 1804523

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.