Senior Federal Tax Manager
Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established policies. Manages activities of non-exempt/exempt individual contributors (typically Expert/Master) and/or MG1s. Has accountability for a large multi-department area(s) or location(s) with significant impact on business unit results and organizational strategy. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policies and long-term goals of the organization. Plans, manages and monitors high-end operational/tactical activities of Staff. Staff members'primary focus is on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both. Recruits and supports development of direct staff members. Position typically reports to Director or above.
- Directs and controls activities within a sub-region or Region.
- Typically manages 10 or more direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers.
- Manages a team of exempt individual contributors and/or Manager 1s for a type of tax or medium country by monitoring and/or setting performance goals and objectives, staffing project teams, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of various tax efforts and programs.
- Guides team to define program parameters and sets expectations for tax efforts; motivates, coaches, and fosters creativity within teams.
- Provides guidance on tax issues of the highest level of complexity.
- Is accountable for assigning and reviewing tax returns and provision for their financial, business, and legal outcomes.
- Approves audit settlements.
- Identifies potential compliance issues and recommends solutions.
- Communicates and consults with senior management on strategic and tax- related issues.
- Collaborates with senior business leaders to resolve highly complex tax issues; represents HP to external stakeholders, such as tax authorities.
- Develops relationships with tax industry professionals and/or organizations.
- Maintains current market trends knowledge and keeps abreast of latest developments as they affect Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and HP's standards and policies.
Education and Experience Required:
- First-level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
- Typically 10+ years of related experience in tax, finance or the audit function.
- Typically 2+ years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Content expert in the field of tax matters.
- Exceptional financial and business acumen; in-depth business and industry knowledge.
- Advanced knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment as it relates to federal and state income tax transactions.
- Excellent leadership and supervisory skills, including goal-setting, conflict resolution, performance management, meeting leading, budget planning, problem solving, and evaluation.
- Excellent influence and negotiation skills and ability to persuade both tax authorities and convince businesses to comply.
- Excellent project management and process development skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, including both written and verbal forms catered to a wide variety of audiences.
- Ability to think about issues relating to treasury or financial accounting, in addition to tax-related matters.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
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