Senior Directo Tax Counsel Connecticut

Full time
Based on experience
connecticut 23/03/2018   Full time Based on experience

At XPO Logistics, we know that long-term success is driven by positive financial results. As the Director, Tax Counsel, you will provide global tax legal services, as well as research and planning for domestic and international operations. Your main focus will be developing, implementing, and maintaining sustainable strategies that minimize tax exposures while ensuring compliance with all applicable country tax laws. If you’re ready to take on the challenge of working for a global company, we have an opportunity for you at XPO. 
Pay, benefits and more. 
We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability, and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. 

What you’ll do on a typical day:
Devise sound strategies to minimize cash taxes and the effective book tax rate including foreign tax credits, Subpart F, transfer pricing, dividend repatriation strategies, hybrids, withholding taxes, and foreign currency exchange issues 
Manage global tax audits and controversies, coordinating with the VP Global Tax Reporting on all tax exposures; provide research and support for tax audit and litigation issues and manage all global tax audits for optimal outcomes providing proper documentation for support 
Monitor and provide analysis of legislative and regulatory developments and interact with regulatory bodies with respect to tax matters; evaluate potential impact of tax legislation on the company and recommend the proper course of action 
Work closely with the Tax Accounting and Compliance group to provide support for company tax liability positions and FIN 48 tax reserves 
Provide tax support and ensure tax optimization and compliancy for corporate treasury initiatives such as asset backed securitizations, inter-company capital structuring, tax-related debt covenant provisions, Master Leases, receivable securitizations, etc. 
Manage global transfer pricing issues and policies, and ensure tax compliancy and adequate documentation for all tax aspects of legal agreements including M&A, royalty, technical support, license and intercompany debt agreements 
Manage and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on all M&A activity and tax planning strategies including design, feasibility, implementation, execution, and building processes 

What you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you’ll need:
Law degree (JD) 
15 years of strategic tax and large project management experience with a proven record of U.S. and non-U.S. planning initiatives that include design, feasibility, implementation, execution, and internal sustainability 
Extensive knowledge and experience in research and planning in U.S. Federal and non-U.S. taxation with emphasis on tax laws and structures in European countries 
Extensive and broad M&A experience with various structures for acquisitions and divestitures; managing internal process of tax structuring check lists, legal documentation, proper recording of transactions in books and records, etc. 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project) and tax research software; ability to quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications 
Experience with global income tax accounting and the interaction with tax planning strategies 

It’d be great if you also have:
Master’s degree in taxation (LLM); bachelor’s degree in accounting 
Experience in a mix of public (Accounting or Law Firm) and extensive corporate experience managing a tax council function for a U.S. multinational public company; state and local tax planning experience 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience 
Strong global business acumen, tax research, legal documentation, and internal process management 
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and complete work in a timely and accurate manner with minimal supervision 
Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach, and influence employees 
Be part of something big. 
XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started. 
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.