Global Tax Controvery Director California

Full time
Based on experience
california 03/04/2018   Full time Based on experience

The Director – Global Tax Controversy will be responsible for effectively supporting global tax audits and controversies, including collecting and analyzing information and drafting complete and concise responses to the appropriate authorities. Additional responsibilities will include project management to ensure all audit, appeal and litigation matters are progressing on a timely basis, and participation in defining and implementing audit process improvements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with tax audit team to effectively manage multiple audit/controversy projects and deliver results. Includes tracking status of open matters, managing due dates, working with cross-functional groups to obtain facts and analyses to support Oracle’s positions, and monitoring trends and other key performance indicators.
  • Build rapport with internal colleagues and external advisors and authorities, establish successful working relationships, and facilitate effective discussions with team members, advisors and authorities to effectively support Oracle and acquired entity tax audits.
  • Engage in rigorous, logical analyses to fully understand issues, positions, relevant support, and alternatives. Includes collecting and analyzing data, tax rules and other information to support or refute a position, reviewing alternative positions/support, and providing recommendations.
  • Organize and summarize information in a clear, concise manner, specifically tailored for the intended audience, both internal and external. Includes drafting competent authority requests, protest documents and responses to audit requests.
  • Work with global teams across all lines of business to implement process improvements identified through tax audits.
  • Exhibit sense of overall responsibility for projects/tasks, and involve appropriate internal/external team members and senior management in the audit process at the proper time in order to successfully complete each project/task.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree. Advanced degree in accounting, tax, or law a plus.
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines and managing work of outside vendors or contractors.
  • Previous experience analyzing and illustrating tax (or other) consequences of various alternatives, summarizing advantages/risks of options, and providing related recommendations.
  • Previous experience working with cross functional groups and leading group based projects from inception through execution.
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
Manage and coordinate internal and external resources to implement company tax savings strategies. Ensure accurate and timely filing of tax returns. Manages a professional staff.

Be an integral partner in Oracle*s business decisions to enhance shareholder value by providing tax-related advice globally to all business units. Develop and implement systems to compile information for various federal, state, local, and international reports. Represent the company on tax matters in government, professional, and industry associations. Performs or directs research; analysis and interpretation of federal, state, and local statutes. Manages and oversees international tax laws and regulations. May be involved with tax implications of mergers and acquisitions.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Maintain current knowledge of all tax laws affecting Oracle. Strong business and tax technical skills needed. Detail oriented, analytical, and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Ability to work with outside advisors. Experience with computer tax systems. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated leadership and project management skills. Experience in public accounting firm and/or high technology industry. BA/BS in Accounting or Finance. CPA and or MS/MBA tax preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.