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Microsoft maintains a global tax planning and compliance strategy that is administered and coordinated at the Microsoft Corporate level, as part of the Corporate Tax Department, under the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. This design assures proper coordination and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures.
Tax is responsible for Worldwide Tax Reporting, Compliance, and Planning, including the technology and process functions to support the coordination of the worldwide tax functions. There are seven major functions within the Tax Department. 1) Tax Affairs; 2) International Tax and Transfer Pricing; 3) Tax Reporting; 4) Tax Litigation; 5) Tax Planning and Tax Controversies; 6) Indirect Tax; and 7) Tax Process and Technology.
This position will lead the Tax Department’s US GAAP Income Tax Accounting team. This is a highly visible position with direct contact with Microsoft business leaders. The Senior Director is expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Tax Department to provide tax reporting data, support, and leadership to increase department efficiency and shareholder value.
Direct Microsoft’s Worldwide ASC 740 Income Tax Accounting teamBuild automatic and scalable income tax accounting models leveraging tax reporting software, artificial intelligence and advanced excel functionsAutomate global tax account JE and tax account reconciliation processImplement a scalable efficient income tax accounting process to accommodate Microsoft’s multinational operations and global income tax reporting needsPresent excellent audit files to enable a fast external auditor sign offTake steps to minimize audit risk associated with positions taken on US Federal and State tax returnsEvaluate alternative interpretations of key provisions in the US Internal Revenue Code using excellent professional judgment.Build relationships with Microsoft finance professionals to ensure that tax reporting is based on complete and accurate informationProvide audit support to the Tax Controversies groupOverall accountability for maintenance and compliance of key SOX controls related to US GAAP income tax reportingCoach and educate finance and business partners in US GAAP income tax reporting as necessary.Provide leadership, communication, education, mentoring and coaching to Microsoft’s finance professionals in the understanding of Microsoft’s US GAAP income tax reporting process and resultsScrutinize, challenge, and propose change to existing process and proceduresBe a key participant within the global Microsoft’s tax group identifying, analyzing and implementing the best solutions for the company as a wholeBuild, develop and maintain an excellent network of expert advisors and consultantsKeep up to date with tax legislation, SEC Regulations, and US GAAP changes, practice and global developmentsMonitor other companies’ approaches to tax reporting to determine best practices
15+ years of experience with a Big 4 accounting firm and profitable multinational high-tech companiesMust have hands-on experience with implementing Tax reporting software, building advanced scalable US GAAP income tax accounting models, automating tax account JE and reconciliation process for multinational profitable high-tech companiesDeep hands-on experience with reflecting extraordinary accounting events through various automatic or semi-automatic income tax accounting modelsExpert knowledge of ASC 740 and IFRSStrong knowledge of US tax law and regulationsStrong knowledge of CorpTaxStrong database and desktop application ability (specifically SAP and MS Office)Excellent leadership and management skillsStrong project management skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with team members and business stakeholdersExhibit strong analytical thinking, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills
Professional certifications (i.e., CPA)MSA and/or MSTPrevious experience in a profitable multinational high-tech corporate tax departmentPrevious experience in Big 4
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