Director, Global Tax in Minneapolis MN

General Mills
Title: 
Director, Global Tax
Date: 
10/19/2020
Job ID: 
14100
Location: 
Minneapolis MN
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Auditors(Tax), Director/VP Accounting

Overview & Responsibilities

In the Director, Global Tax role, you will serve as a global leader who manages and oversees all aspects of international tax planning and compliance in the 100+ jurisdictions in which General Mills operates. This role requires you to navigate complexity of U.S. international tax rules as they relate to General Mills legal entity structure.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Lead, identify, manage, and maintain international tax planning in close coordination other tax teams as well as business and functional teams
  • Direct and manage international tax compliance
  • Lead and manage international tax process improvement as well as controversy management globally
  • Remain current on international tax environment and issues, lead reviewing and interpreting US tax code and regulations and assess impacts on General Mills
  • Provide technical tax accounting advice on various international tax accounting issues (e.g., intercompany transactions, business combinations, valuation allowances, leases and debt instruments, etc.)
  • Lead and manage the review of certain international tax forms and required statements
  • Review the reconciliation and analysis of tax accounts for foreign entities

Management Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead international tax team
  • Collaborate with director/senior manager peers to show leadership to the tax team and collectively help drive team initiatives
  • Direct the work of external vendors that assist in international tax work

Cross Functional Responsibilities

  • Partner with local and HQ business and functional leadership regarding all international tax planning and compliance activities
    • Identify the information necessary from finance and business operations for tax planning
    • Collaborate with transfer pricing team to understand intercompany transactions and data to be used in planning
    • Collaborate with legal to support the preparation of board meetings specific to the local country substance and to maintain quarterly organizational charts
  • Partner with various stakeholders across the business to stay apprised of business priorities and use that knowledge to identify planning opportunities and risk mitigation strategies
  • Interact with external parties such as auditors, consultants, and tax compliance advisors

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor&##39;s degree in tax, accounting, finance, economics or related fields
  • 8 - 10 years minimum with heavy emphasis on international tax
  • A broad understanding of US and international tax concepts
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to communicate complex tax technical topics to non-tax stakeholders, as well as work effectively with external accountants, attorneys, and tax auditors
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • Ability to risk assess in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to use own judgment and initiative in problem resolution
  • Ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MBA, MBT, JD, etc.) in tax, accounting, finance, or related fields, CPA preferred
  • 10 + years international tax experience with 5+ years of direct management experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience in consumer foods industry preferred

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