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ProfileAPLA Tax Counsel/Director The candidate will lead APLA focused tax matters. This includes planning, compliance, controversy and communication of new and on-going business initiatives. This leadership position will work closely with business partners and other functional teams to structure and understand transactions, restructurings, and business initiatives. This includes setting direction for and coaching seasoned and junior tax staff. Must ensure that the APLA team works closely with members across a global tax department and external stakeholder teams (e.g., Accounting, Legal, Systems) to communicate current and future business plans, obtain cross-functional tax subject matter input, and ensure coordination and execution of cross-functional tax solutions in a sustainable manner. Candidate must be able to communicate, written and verbal, complex tax concepts in ways that are meaningful and useful to non-tax professionals. Gain a deep understanding of company’s business initiatives, models, goals, and drivers, including the technologies and/or intellectual property used to launch business initiatives. Identify and communicate to the global tax department and APLA leadership team any ongoing or new tax technical aspects/issues, benefits, and risks. Lead/Assist with identifying, documenting, complying and defending key tax issues (e.g. transfer pricing, permanent establishments, withholding tax, indirect tax, funding, currency issues, etc.). Lead/Assist with direct/indirect tax compliance and potential reserves along with all quarterly/annual filings. Lead/Assist with tax controversies. Lead/Assist with the evaluation of cash management, and cash repatriation. Write technical and non-technical tax research and compliance memos to be used by various business partners throughout the company.
Qualification and Experience
A BS/BA required. Law degree required. Should have relevant tax experience in a corporate environment, public accounting firm or major law firm. The candidate must also have: Minimum 10+ years of progressive international tax experience in a large corporate environment and/or Big 4 public accounting or large law firm. Should have demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects – including the ability to work effectively across cross-functional teams. Must have demonstrated ability to manage others, both directly and indirectly, and to operate effectively in a matrixed environment.. Expertise in Latin American tax matters along with a familiarity of US international tax provisions and an understanding of or practical experience with tax laws in other countries is needed. Must be able to clearly and concisely interface with all levels of management. Should able to analyze and review statutes, regulations, and case law and then extract data and make appropriate recommendations. In order to be successful, must possess the ability to think strategically while also engaging in day-to-day tactical details. The candidate must demonstrate a proven ability to identify and manage tax and execution risks. Candidate should have in-depth tax technical knowledge with experience evaluating and advising on international business initiatives, contemplated transactions, and business proposals. The candidate will be expected to work effectively with external advisors. Candidate must be able to lead others.
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