Director, Tax Accounting - United States
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- Responsible for the Company’s worldwide income tax accounting, including the quarterly effective tax rate, provision to return process, year-end tax provision, and related SEC and press release disclosures.
- Maintain SOX 404 Internal Control documentation for the global tax department.
- Oversee global income tax compliance to ensure timely filings.
- Liaise with senior management globally to understand the business in order to identify and assign the proper tax resources to the operation.
- Oversee the preparation and consolidation of the global tax provision in accordance with U.S. GAAP including the effective tax rate calculation and year-end tax provision.
- Review ETR forecast and provide input and guidance on key elements of ETR including provision to return adjustments and non-US tax rates and perm items.
- Partner with other members of the Tax Department to ensure that tax planning strategies, transfer pricing, and related tax risks are properly reflected in the Company’s ETR computations.
- Oversee tax reserve process including identification and quantification of uncertain tax positions and determination of necessary reserves in accordance with ASC 740.
- Review uncertain tax position computations, including current year reserve additions, adjustments to prior year, computation of interest, and impact of audit settlements.
- Partner with global personnel to ensure that the financial statement impact of audit settlements is properly reflected.
- Track the status of all ongoing income tax controversies and all non-US income tax filings.
- Review white papers prepared by Tax Accounting Manager on key positions taken in the quarterly ETR computations.
- Prepare and provide tax provision software and process training to all non-US finance directors and controllers.
- Review subsidiary year-end tax accounting submissions and work with local controllers to finalize. Ensure that subsidiaries tax provisions are done in accordance with ASC 740.
- Review all roll forwards and taxes payable reconciliations prepared by non-US controllers and consolidated by Tax Accounting Manager.
- Responsible for the development and reporting of all income tax SEC disclosure requirements.
- Ensure accuracy of data and calculations for provision related disclosures in press releases and corporate filings.
- Oversee global tax compliance process including coordination of tax return calendar with non-US controllers, liaising with outside tax advisor, monitoring status of completion, and addressing ad hoc issues and concerns as they arise.
- Monitor changes in Federal, State and International tax law and assess impact to CRL.
- Oversee tax aspects of the stock compensation process. Partner with Domestic Tax Director to forecast future effective tax rate implications of stock compensation.
- Oversee tax related purchase accounting for newly acquired subsidiaries, including opening balance sheet, taxes payable balance, deferred tax assets and liabilities, and reserves for unrecognized tax benefits.
- Integrate newly acquired companies into CRL’s tax provision process and provide related training.
- Oversee SOX 404 controls including updates to controls and monitoring compliance on a quarterly basis with controls. Work with Internal Audit and PWC in their walkthrough and review of controls.
- Oversee Canadian tax compliance and reporting process. Review returns and tax provision schedules prepared by outside advisor. Ensure that tax matters are properly addressed including estimated payments, audits, return filings, forecasts and tax accounting
- Direct activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
- Perform personnel management activities related to assigned subordinates such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
- Integrate activities with those of other major organizational units (e.g. segments, departments, functions).
- Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
- Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
- Ensure optimum performance of group function. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline. Masters in Taxation preferred.
- Experience: Seven plus years of directly related experience.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Certification/Licensure: CPA preferred.
- Other: Strong leadership, communication, project management and organization skills required.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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