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Tax Director

Location : 222 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment Type : Full-Time

OUR HERITAGE BENEFITS YOUR FUTURE! Here at TWIN DISC, we have a proud history of developing and pioneering transmission and propulsion solutions for equipment that fuels the world. Over the years, we’ve built a strong company that is centered on innovation and employee ingenuity making us an industry leader and respected throughout the markets we serve. As we continue our global expansion, we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a Tax Director based in Milwaukee, WI in our new office located in the 3rd Ward. Under the direction of the Corporate Controller, the Tax Director will manage overall tax compliance, ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and/or foreign tax laws. The Tax Director will supervise the tax reporting, control and planning functions, using both internal and external resources and service providers.

Education

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, with MS in taxation preferred.
  • 7-10 or more years of tax accounting experience with a global public company, including a leadership role in developing the tax provision.
  • Public accounting experience and CPA accreditation preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Competencies
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, with MS in taxation preferred.
  • 7-10 or more years of tax accounting experience with a global public company, including a leadership role in developing the tax provision.
  • Public accounting experience and CPA accreditation preferred.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to explain and justify recommendations to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to construct logical arguments to support tax positions.

Technical Requirements:

  • Knowledge of US and foreign tax provisions

Work Environment:

  • Corporate headquarters with up to 20% travel

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Ability to effectively coordinate and control IRS and other tax audits.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, to interpret information regarding tax issues.

Other Requirements:

  • Negotiation and persuasiveness skills
  • Diplomacy, with the ability to work effectively with diverse people.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead preparation of quarterly and annual tax provision, working with internal and external resources as required.  Coordinate and facilitate review of tax provision and reporting with independent accountants.
  • Provide tax leadership to foreign locations ensuring appropriate accounting and reporting of tax accruals, deferred balances and control structure.
  • Advise others within the company regarding taxation issues.  Respond accurately and promptly to internal inquiries regarding tax planning issues, records and returns.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation for preparation of corporate income tax returns, estimates and other filings.
  • Ensure timely processing of all tax payments, including quarterly Federal estimated payments.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable tax regulations.
  • Actively drive ongoing global tax planning efforts to ensure optimum effective tax rate.
  • Represent Company in IRS audits as required.
  • Coordinate quarterly and year-end tax reporting requirements with all subsidiaries.
  • Develop, maintain and document Sarbanes Oxley compliant procedures and processes to minimize global tax risks.
  • Supervises 0-3 employees.

Other Job Functions

  • Stay abreast of new and proposed tax legislation and recommend and implement changes to mitigate or benefit from changes in tax law.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers (internal and external) and suppliers and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and the organization.

TWIN DISC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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