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Senior Director of Tax – Regulated Company – New Jersey



Senior Tax Director - Regulated Company - Southern New Jersey

TaxConnections has recently been retained to conduct a search for a Senior Director of Tax for a publically listed regulated company in the New Jersey area. With a presence in more than 46 U.S. states and Canada this company employs more than 7,000 professionals. Our client seeks a tax executive with experience in a regulated industry to lead and develop a strong tax team.

If you have experience working in a regulated environment, we want to talk to you about this exciting lead tax executive role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads departmental research initiatives and interprets tax law; defines and implements corporate tax strategies, policies and standard operating procedures to ensure on-going compliance with statutory tax laws; manages exposure to risk; maximizes and leverages tax benefits and minimizes the company’s overall tax liability within a regulatory industry and rate case construct.
  • Anticipates and plans for developing and upcoming tax issues, and communicates them effectively to senior executives.
  • Ensures that the performance of the tax reporting and compliance staff results in the prompt and accurate processing and filing of the relevant tax returns and manage payment of the relevant taxes to the relevant tax authorities on time.
  • Reviews extraordinary tax audit, sox compliance and litigation issues.
  • Prepares, articulates, negotiates or mediates with tax authorities to reach a favorable settlement.
  • In the capacity as the top internal tax consultant and advisor, provides tax advice, planning options and opportunities related to merger and acquisitions, new service products and/or other business initiatives.
  • Manages the performance of people in the department, which includes interviewing, on boarding, performance reviews, coaching, counseling and career development, etc. to ensure the continued overall improvement in employee performance.
  • Overall accountability for the performance and results of the tax reporting and tax compliance team; and for the tax affairs of the company in support of the financial strategies and objectives.
  • Defines and integrates tax strategies to ensure company maintains a fully compliant and advantageous tax position.

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on approach and success in working in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and the pressures associated with tax filings and general business demands.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to develop “Best Practice” processes, implements, and maintains those processes to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Education/Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree with graduate degree, a JD degree or CPA highly preferred.
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in technical income tax with at least 5 years progressive experience managing people and leading teams. Regulated industry experience required.

Contact kat@taxconnections.com or call 858.999.0053 to request more information.

 

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TaxConnections/ET Search is a tax recruiting firm recognized globally for building world class tax departments has been merged into one company, www.taxconnections.com. For more than three decades, our organization has focused on conducting tax executive searches for multinational corporations, law firms and public accounting firms located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our executive search services division has established deep relationships with a world class community of tax experts. We take great pride in our ability to attract talented and motivated tax professionals to our clients organizations through our highly specialized executive search division.

Our President, Kathleen Jennings has founded www.taxconnections.com in order to bring the world of tax professionals to one niche tax community platform online. TaxConnections enables tax professionals to better manage their tax reputations online.

When you desire to hire an expert to locate a Chief Tax Officer, VP Tax, Tax Director, or a Tax Partner, you will benefit from our teams deeply established relationships with the finest tax professionals in the world. Please contact Kat@taxconnections.com to discuss your staffing needs for your tax organization. You can also call 858.999.0053.