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Executive Director International Tax - United States  

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Posted on : 11 April 2017

Project Description


Oversee all international tax planning including structuring, debt, and other planning.  Oversee international M&A activity, including due diligence, structuring, funding, and tax related integration efforts.  
Oversee the development and execution of international tax planning opportunities including foreign tax credit planning, debt planning and other planning (i.e. repatriation, etc.).  Work collaboratively with outside advisors, CRL management and other members of CRL tax to understand the business, identify, design and vet tax planning strategies.  Manage the implementation of tax planning strategies, including overseeing drafting of opinions, rulings, quantification of benefits, legal documentation and all other aspects of tax planning.  
Collaborate with operational and business management to understand business developments and initiatives.  Assess international tax impact and provide guidance and advice to management.  Present international planning initiatives and ideas to the executive committee and board of directors.
Oversee international tax aspects of M&A activity.  Collaborate with outside advisors, business development, and other members of the tax team to manage the due diligence, including identification and quantification of international tax issues.  Work with CRL’s legal team and outside advisors to review agreements related to international acquisitions and dispositions. Collaborate with CRL’s treasury team to determine funding of acquisitions.  
Work with outside advisors and CRL management to assess acquisition structure alternatives and related tax benefits/risks.  Ensure that acquisition structures are tax efficient and allow for repatriation.  Oversee modeling of M&A related planning.  Communicate tax impact to CRL’s tax team and operational and financial management.  Oversee the tax matters related to the implementation of M&A related funding and planning structures.  
Develop international tax related integration plans for new acquisitions.  Work with the cross functional integration team to implement plans.
Present M&A related planning, structuring, and integration efforts to the executive committee and board of directors.
Based on the technical accounting guidance, formulate and recommend financial statement positions with regards to international tax planning.  Liaise with tax accounting team to ensure that impact of planning is included in forecasted ETR.
Work with the global treasury group to recommend global funding decisions regarding foreign operations and cash repatriation strategies.  Understand future cash flow generators and cash needs outside the US.  Recommend strategies and structures for efficient use of cash outside the US.
Advise and partner on management, settlement and closure of worldwide income tax audits.  This will include interacting and potential negotiation with U.S. and non U.S. tax authorities.  
Adhere to controls established under Sarbanes Oxley for the all global income tax cycle and identify new controls as required.
Provide the leadership to ensure proper levels of support for the business units and corporate functional area on all international tax matters.
Direct activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function.
Responsible for personnel management activities 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.
Develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
Integrate activities with those of other major organizational units (e.g. segments, departments, functions).
Develop and recommend departmental budget and authorize expenditures.
Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation.
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].
Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in finance, accounting or related discipline and Master’s degree (M.S./LL.M.) in taxation.  Juris Doctor (J.D.) preferred.
Experience:  Ten to fifteen  years related experience.  Background including “Big 4” experience or private industry with a U.S. based multinational preferred. 
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 or admission to state bar preferred,
Other:   Position requires strong interpersonal, communication, research and analytical skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  English fluency required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet