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Director, Tax

Company: West Marine
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:As a member of the West Marine Finance Team, the Director of Tax is responsible for developing corporate tax strategies and structures to minimize the company's tax liability while maintaining compliance with all laws and statutes. In addition, the Director of Tax manages the preparation and reporting for the annual tax provision, sales tax compliance, and obtaining and maintaining necessary business licenses. Finally, the Director of Tax is responsible for recruiting, training, developing, and managing the tax team, as well as managing relationships with all 3rd party tax partners. This is a great position for someone who enjoys getting into the details and staying up to date with the latest regulations as well as working with and developing members of the tax team. The Director of Tax manages the filing of our tax returns, prepares our annual income tax provision, and prepares our tax basis financial statements.Duties/Responsibilities:Develop tax strategies to minimize the company's tax liability while maintaining compliance with all laws and statutes.Provide risk analysis and financial justification for potential tax strategies and structures.Manage the tax calendar.Prepare tax basis financial statements and inter-company consolidations.Monitor changes in tax laws to identify areas of risk and to identify and recommend necessary changes to WM's current methods.Manage sales tax audits including direct interface with government tax authorities and representatives.Ensure our income tax accounting is in compliance with internal controls over financial reporting and assist with income tax audits and respond to tax notices.Prepare federal, state, city, and Puerto Rico corporate income, franchise, and sales tax returns, working with members of the tax team and external co-source.Manage month end close.Oversee the business license function to ensure timely, accurate filings.Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred10+ years of tax experience at a retail or consumer based company5+ years in tax leadership role for a retail or consumer based companyRequired Skills/Abilities:Advanced knowledge of GAAP accounting for income taxes and knowledge and understanding of U.S. Federal IRC, state, and city corporate income tax law.Very strong knowledge of sales and indirect taxes.Ability to research and analyze federal, state and foreign income tax issues and apply this knowledge to West Marine's business practices.Strong communication skills, along with the ability to explain complicated tax strategies in simple termsStrong computer skills and familiarity with One Source or similar tax ETL toolsAbility to effectively manage teams.

Keywords: West Marine, Fort Lauderdale , Director, Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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