International Tax Planning Director Illinois

Full time
Based on experience
illinois 16/03/2018   Full time Based on experience

Position at ITW Corporate 
Reporting to the Vice Present, Global Tax, the Director of International Tax serves to help deliver strategic tax planning within ITW. He or she bears responsibility for coordinating on a project basis, certain aspects of the tax planning function carried out on the Company’s behalf, including the following: 

Work with business operations to support business restructurings. This includes the following: 
Build relationships with key decision makers within the business; 
Formulate the restructuring plans with the business operations group; 
Research tax technical issues related to the restructuring plans; 
Model out the tax impact of the restructuring; 
Manage/review the valuation work related to the restructurings; 
Manage the review/approval of the restructuring plan; 
Manage/support the implementation of the restructurings; 
Manage the process to document the restructuring; 
Coordinate within ITW as needed on such plans, including Treasury, Finance, and other tax functions, and 
Complete the related tax return disclosures. 
Identify, develop, and implement strategic tax planning for ITW. This includes the following: 
Formulate plans on the strategic planning area; 
Research technical issues; 
Work with and manage consultants as needed; 
Work with and manage internal ITW resources as needed; 
Model out the impacts of the planning; 
Discuss with other departments both in the US and internationally as to the potential impacts; 
Manage the process to document the restructuring; 
Manage the implementation of the planning; and 
Complete the related tax return disclosures. 
Collaborate with, and support as necessary, other planning directors on various operational and strategic planning projects; 
Manage and develop the staff; 
Manage the budget and use of external consultants; 
Understand the impacts of the restructurings/transactions to the different areas of tax and consult with others in the tax department; 
Identify and implement process improvements; 
Partner with other corporate headquarters functions to anticipate future needs and support; 
Manage multiple operational and strategic tax projects as needed; 
Support the IRS and local country tax audit process and assist in responding to issues, IDR requests, etc.; and 
Provide leadership in the tax department, and develop and mentor a team within the international tax function. 


Bachelor’s degree in accounting/other business specialty required; 
MST/CPA and/or JD/LLM preferred; 
12+ years tax experience in Big 4 public accounting and/or multinational industry experience required; 
Strong technical knowledge of US federal and international income tax rules, as well as a solid understanding of the functioning of material foreign tax jurisdictions rules; 
Strong tax research and analytical skills; 
Experience in federal and international tax planning; 
Experience in the preparation and review of U.S. international tax compliance including Forms 5471, 8858, 1118, and related disclosures; 
US GAAP proficiency, particularly with ASC 740 (FAS 109) and international-related provisions; 
Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize and multitask routinely; 
Strong verbal and written communication skills; 
Ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a clear and professional manner; 
Understanding of valuations and effective utilization of these in the planning process; and 
General computer and software technology skills. 
Competencies and Leadership 

Envisions the future and sets the strategic vision and direction; develops strategies and scenarios and allocates resources appropriately. 
Actively mentors high potential leaders thereby developing a strong and diverse leadership pipeline ready to drive ITW’s growth and future success. 
Communicates with impact with all stakeholders – articulates a clear point of view and listens and responds to feedback. 
Acts as a champion of diversity, creating an environment that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
Builds organization processes and systems that work to deliver results and to make change happen. Sets high standards for performance for self and group. 
Builds and leverages relationships and networks across ITW and externally. 
Shares talent across the organization for the betterment of ITW. 
Engenders and builds trust and approachability within and across groups. 
Operates in an honest, ethical manner in all dealings; acts with integrity. 
Partners with other executive/functional leadership. 
Displays composure and appropriate decorum in pressure situations.