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Tax Director Illinois

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Tax Director Illinois in US - Illinois

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  • US - Illinois
  • 25/07/2019
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GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $7.0 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.
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Monitors pending and enacted tax legislation applicable to the GROWMARK system, develops tax planning strategies and insures that GROWMARK and subsidiaries comply with reporting and payment requirements for all taxes imposed by local, state, provincial and federal government agencies.


Supervises, leads, and develops the Tax Compliance Manager and Sr. Tax Analyst. Provides direction and guidance to core member companies, subsidiaries and divisions on tax compliance and tax planning issues.


Directs the preparation of all foreign and domestic income, property, excise, franchise and sales tax and registration fee filings and payments for GROWMARK and subsidiaries.

Identifies, researches and interprets code, regulations, rulings and court decisions applicable to taxes and fees which apply to core member cooperatives, GROWMARK and subsidiaries.

Evaluates the book and tax effect of alternative income distribution scenarios and recommends a corporate tax planning strategy.

Communicates with GROWMARK management and employees of GROWMARK and subsidiaries regarding compliance issues, tax planning strategies, tax savings opportunities and the status of tax audits.

Advises senior management on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures, and other business initiatives or complex transactions

Responsible for completing the year end income tax provision and other tax accounting matters for preparing the audited financial statements for GROWMARK and its subsidiaries.

Provides direction, guidance and tax services to core member cooperatives.

Monitors legislative and legal precedent changes in the tax law. Institutes procedures to manage and control tax risks, including seeking legislative changes.

Develops and maintains tax policies and systems to protect assets and comply with tax laws for GROWMARK and subsidiaries.

Insures compliance with GAAP in recording tax transactions for book and tax reporting.

Insures that the annual computation of patronage distributions conforms to the applicable sections of the tax code governing cooperatives.


In conjunction with tax counsel, develops defenses on tax issues raised on examinations by government agencies.

Participates in divisional strategic planning and budgeting.

Maintains appropriate tax/accounting, cooperative and other professional associations.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Normally requires a BS Degree in Accounting and CPA, and at least 10 to 12 years of experience in analyzing financial results, general accounting, tax accounting and tax compliance, including cooperative taxation.

Advanced understanding and experience with general accounting, accounting information systems, tax management, internal controls, audit strategy, policies and procedures, risk management, and compliance along with accounting strategic planning and program execution.

Proven leadership and management skills including staffing, coaching, performance evaluation and team building.

Proven professional communication, interpersonal, persuasion and customer service skills, and ability to maintain professional relationships with taxing authorities.

Demonstrated planning, organization, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making and project management skills.

Proven computer skills and the ability to use office and tax software, software query tools and internet resources.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license and passport and have the ability to travel independently and overnight as necessary.

May be required to work hours beyond what is considered normal business hours.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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