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Overview

 

This position leads the Income Tax team accountable for all income tax accounting, tax compliance and planning.  The role is responsible for supporting strategic initiatives, creating more effective and efficient processes, and influencing organizational change to adopt more cost effective and efficient ways of working. This position has responsibility for leadership, process improvements, income tax operations, and projects.

 

There are 4 core areas of responsibility and accountability:

 

(1) Leadership, Coaching, and Alignment – lead team to ensure projects are being delivered timely as required, automations are identified and implemented, and processes are being evaluated for ongoing improvement and simplification.  Staff development and training need to be a primary initial focus.

 

(2) Continuous Process Improvements – Lead process changes and improvement efforts to drive cost and time reduction and improve quality through process Automation, workflow and other technologies. 

                                                                                                                                                    

(3) Income Tax Operations – Manage governance and SOX processes with internal audit and our audit firm.  Manage relationship with IRS through the CAP program.  Manage tax compliance program and defend positions in audit.  Improve stakeholder satisfaction through efficient and timely issue resolution and timely delivery of services. Evaluate and identify outsourcing opportunities and influence organizational change.

 

4) Project Management – Lead company strategic initiatives as tax representative to ensure projects are delivered timely and accurately. Deploy practices to ensure project value is maximized and risks are minimized.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

·         Responsible for all income tax compliance for consolidated group including domestic and foreign income tax return filings and franchise tax.  Also provide assistance in preparation of foreign financial statements, Country by Country reporting and Foreign Bank and Financial Account reporting.

·         Responsible for management and review of the quarterly and annual income tax provision for domestic and international entities, including proper reporting of current and deferred income tax liabilities, as well as recording of income tax provision and drafting of footnotes.

·         Review, approve and implement applicable SOX 404 internal controls related to all aspects of the income tax compliance functions.  Primary contact with Internal Audit team.

·         Establish an accurate assessment of the Company’s audit exposure and ensure proper accrual of sufficient reserves.  Aggressively pursue positions to reduce assessments or realize refund claims.  Review Federal and state income tax issues and/or exposure items (including ASC 450 (FAS 5) analysis for non-income taxes and ASC 740 (FIN 48/FAS 109) for income taxes.

·         Research, analyze and compose technical memorandums on emerging legislative and tax policy developments, and other technical matters.

·         Work with federal, state and international auditors to manage income tax and franchise tax audits.  Work with the Internal Revenue Service in the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) including monthly meetings, responding to information document requests and presentation of technical issues.

·         Work with VP, Tax on tax planning strategies and participate in the preparation of income tax projections.  Also assist with tax due diligence.

·         Provide tax advice and customer service to internal business partners by performing the research and analysis to answer their inquiries.  Business partners will include operations, finance and accounting, and other areas of tax.

·         Special projects as assigned including, but not limited to, participation in the further automation of the tax planning, compliance, provision processes, and projects relating to other business initiatives.

·         Train and develop staff of 2 or 3 staff to improve compliance, proper workpaper techniques, technical knowledge, research skills and strategic thinking.

Education & Experience:

Level of Formal Education: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Area of Study: Taxation

Years of Experience: Minimum 8-10 years of experience in related field

Type of Experience: Directly related to income tax

Special Certifications: CPA license preferred

Technical Competencies & Information Systems:

  • Tax research
  • Detailed knowledge of OneSource Tax Provision and OneSource Tax Return Software desired

·         Oracle and / or SAP knowledge

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating with senior management

·         Strong Excel skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Independent thinker
  • Adaptable
  • Calm in times of crisis
  • Multi-tasking
  • Time management skills

 

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

 

How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

     

    This position leads the Income Tax team accountable for all income tax accounting, tax compliance and planning.  The role is responsible for supporting strategic initiatives, creating more effective and efficient processes, and influencing organizational change to adopt more cost effective and efficient ways of working. This position has responsibility for leadership, process improvements, income tax operations, and projects.

     

    There are 4 core areas of responsibility and accountability:

     

    (1) Leadership, Coaching, and Alignment – lead team to ensure projects are being delivered timely as required, automations are identified and implemented, and processes are being evaluated for ongoing improvement and simplification.  Staff development and training need to be a primary initial focus.

     

    (2) Continuous Process Improvements – Lead process changes and improvement efforts to drive cost and time reduction and improve quality through process Automation, workflow and other technologies. 

                                                                                                                                                        

    (3) Income Tax Operations – Manage governance and SOX processes with internal audit and our audit firm.  Manage relationship with IRS through the CAP program.  Manage tax compliance program and defend positions in audit.  Improve stakeholder satisfaction through efficient and timely issue resolution and timely delivery of services. Evaluate and identify outsourcing opportunities and influence organizational change.

     

    4) Project Management – Lead company strategic initiatives as tax representative to ensure projects are delivered timely and accurately. Deploy practices to ensure project value is maximized and risks are minimized.

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

     

    ·         Responsible for all income tax compliance for consolidated group including domestic and foreign income tax return filings and franchise tax.  Also provide assistance in preparation of foreign financial statements, Country by Country reporting and Foreign Bank and Financial Account reporting.

    ·         Responsible for management and review of the quarterly and annual income tax provision for domestic and international entities, including proper reporting of current and deferred income tax liabilities, as well as recording of income tax provision and drafting of footnotes.

    ·         Review, approve and implement applicable SOX 404 internal controls related to all aspects of the income tax compliance functions.  Primary contact with Internal Audit team.

    ·         Establish an accurate assessment of the Company’s audit exposure and ensure proper accrual of sufficient reserves.  Aggressively pursue positions to reduce assessments or realize refund claims.  Review Federal and state income tax issues and/or exposure items (including ASC 450 (FAS 5) analysis for non-income taxes and ASC 740 (FIN 48/FAS 109) for income taxes.

    ·         Research, analyze and compose technical memorandums on emerging legislative and tax policy developments, and other technical matters.

    ·         Work with federal, state and international auditors to manage income tax and franchise tax audits.  Work with the Internal Revenue Service in the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) including monthly meetings, responding to information document requests and presentation of technical issues.

    ·         Work with VP, Tax on tax planning strategies and participate in the preparation of income tax projections.  Also assist with tax due diligence.

    ·         Provide tax advice and customer service to internal business partners by performing the research and analysis to answer their inquiries.  Business partners will include operations, finance and accounting, and other areas of tax.

    ·         Special projects as assigned including, but not limited to, participation in the further automation of the tax planning, compliance, provision processes, and projects relating to other business initiatives.

    ·         Train and develop staff of 2 or 3 staff to improve compliance, proper workpaper techniques, technical knowledge, research skills and strategic thinking.

    Education & Experience:

    Level of Formal Education: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

    Area of Study: Taxation

    Years of Experience: Minimum 8-10 years of experience in related field

    Type of Experience: Directly related to income tax

    Special Certifications: CPA license preferred

    Technical Competencies & Information Systems:

    • Tax research
    • Detailed knowledge of OneSource Tax Provision and OneSource Tax Return Software desired

    ·         Oracle and / or SAP knowledge

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Comfortable communicating with senior management

    ·         Strong Excel skills

    Personal Attributes:

    • Team player
    • Independent thinker
    • Adaptable
    • Calm in times of crisis
    • Multi-tasking
    • Time management skills

     

     

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

     

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

     

    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

 
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