Director, Tax Accounting and Reporting
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Director, Tax Accounting and Reporting
• The Director, Tax Accounting and Reporting will be primarily responsible for assisting with the initial assessment of newly issued accounting pronouncements and guidance, the technical accounting analysis of mergers and acquisitions.
• This candidate will also have significant involvement in the preparation of the interim and annual tax provision and footnote disclosures included in the interim and annual SEC reporting (Forms 10Q and 10K), including verifying accuracy and compliance with applicable ASC and SEC disclosure requirements.
• This role will also include assistance, as needed, with the preparation and/or review of tax adjustments reported in the consolidated federal tax return and other federal tax filings.
• Familiarity with tax provision and return preparation software, preferably Corptax, desired.
• The Director, Tax Accounting and Reporting will also assist in the development of the overall tax strategy and tax department policies. Including using legal means to minimize tax liability based on a thorough knowledge of U.S. and (to a lesser extent) international tax laws and regulations.
• Ability to perform research on various tax accounting and tax technical issues using online tax research services and conveying results in a clear concise manner. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of professionals in Tax and across other finance functions are a must.
• Assist with review/preparation of ASC 740 corporate income tax provision and related footnote disclosures to be included in the annual and interim public filings as required.
• Assist with managing and coordinating the global tax provision including reviewing regional tax submissions.
• Serves as a key contact for tax accounting function along with the Vice President, Tax Compliance and Reporting for colleagues outside of tax (controllers, treasury, Global Business Service Center ("GBSC"), benefits accounting, etc.).
• Prepare and communicate in a concise and accurate manner tax technical topics and issues as well as incorporating into documents, presentations, and communications (memos, fact sheets, etc.) which direct the reader to salient points for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.
• Remain aware of Mastercard business issues to determine the proper treatment for accurate tax accounting and reporting.
• Assist, as needed, in assuring that the federal returns comply with the requirements of appropriate federal law, as well as the high documentation standards established and are timely filed.
• Ensure processes align with a strong internal control environment and Sarbanes-Oxley documentation.
• Contributes to the strategy development of tax accounting and reporting providing recommendations and assistance to reduce Mastercard's current tax liability and effective tax rate.
• Suggest and implements tax efficient solutions for effectuating transactions
• Builds organizational capability within the assigned area of responsibility
• Maintains current knowledge of tax technical issues and trends, including the assessment of the impact, as well as communicating the impact of such technical issues and trends to senior management.
• Fosters a strong internal control environment and oversee integration and maintenance of those financial reporting and operational controls into daily processes.
• Develop and mentor more junior staff members.
All About You
• BA Accounting required; CPA preferred; MST, MBA helpful
• Advanced corporate tax experience with an emphasis in tax compliance and reporting
• Large corporate experience and/or Big 4 accounting background preferred
• Ability to identify issues/opportunities and to frame business questions
• Ability to effectively perform research
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
• Experience with mergers and acquisitions/ integrations and the tax accounting and reporting issues associated with M&A
• Proficient in the use of tax provision software; familiarity with CorpTax is a plus, but not required
• Working knowledge of Hyperion and/or Oracle Financial Systems is a plus
• Demonstrated project management experience
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues in all functional areas of the Company
• Ability to work in a high-performing team environment
• Ability to work independently and in groups to complete time-sensitive projects with internal and external deadlines
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
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