Group Tax is a global function, with specialists currently based in the UK, US, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland and Budapest - Our strategy is to optimise the Group’s tax position through appropriate tax planning and risk management, aligned with our commercial strategy and operating structures.
Group Tax manages:
Group Tax is divided into the following teams; Transfer Pricing (TP) and Indirect Taxes, UK Tax, Strategy and Controversy, European Tax & Operations and North American Tax.
The North American Tax team is comprised of US tax and Canadian tax experts. The North American Tax team oversees all areas of US & Canada (NA) federal, state, and international income taxes, as well as key functions in significant indirect taxes (sales/use/commodity/property). The team is accountable for all NA income tax reporting, compliance, controversy, risk management, and planning in line with the Global Tax Policy.
Role is accountable for federal tax audit and controversy matters including audit planning and strategy, IDR responses, evaluation of proposed adjustments, and management of IRS relationship. Requisite understanding of both NA and global transactions, and other considerations that impact the federal income tax return. Role is also responsible for strategic guidance and support on significant state and local audits, and Canadian tax audits, as necessary. Utilize practices and tactics from federal audit to drive process and other improvements to state tax audits and Canadian tax audits.
NA market constitutes approximately one-third of the overall net sales and one half of operating profit for management purposes.
NA market is extremely complex. Market is active in all areas of Diageo global business (supply, brand owner, demand). Legislative environment is extremely complex and evolving.
Reporting includes approx. 16 management reporting packages, multiple legal entities, and federal, state, provincial and local audits.
Leadership Responsibilities & Capabilities
Purpose of Role
The Director Tax Controversy role has primary responsibility for day-to-day management and interaction with the on-site Internal Revenue Service auditors. The role also has a significant role in shaping and supporting U.S. federal and state tax audit strategy, as well as support to Canadian tax audits. The role is a key tax technical resource for Group Tax and key supporting role for business development, legislative and regulatory monitoring and review, Group Tax strategy projects and general tax business support.
Qualifications and Experience Required
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