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Director of Tax - Insurance Client

  • Location:

    Chicago

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Chris Dodds

  • Contact email:

    Chris.Dodds@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-032021-137057_1627332267

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-08-25

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our client is a rapidly growing, fortune 500 insurance conglomerate. Due to increased M&A activity and increased underwriting performance the business has experienced parabolic growth over the past 5 years.

Due to this growth, the business seeks to add additional talent to it's tax team. In this role you will support the SVP of Taxation on a number of corporate tax related issues.

In this role you will be responsible for:-

  • Manage and develop resources within the tax function.
  • Develop and implement tax planning strategies across the domestic and international operations of the group in connection with numerous areas, including but not limited to M&A, investments, internal structuring, employment tax matters, etc.
  • Prepares complex tax returns and tax research with the support of the tax function and external advisors
  • Manage all tax audits and examinations, and negotiates settlement of disputed issues with all taxing authorities.
  • Advises senior leadership on new legislation and trend impacting the company
  • Annual and quarterly tax provisions including tax footnote disclosures for U.S. GAAP and statutory accounting purposes.
  • Reviews tax information supplied by the company's operating units, both domestic and international.
  • Recognizes, anticipates and resolves tax issues; makes recommendations.
  • Coordination and management of multiple external advisors.
  • Strong team approach when working with colleagues.

Desired candidate qualifications and experience:-

  • A minimum of tenyears of corporate and public accounting experience.
  • Bachelor's in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and/or MST Degree preferred
  • Extensive background and technical understanding of corporate insurance tax, as well as taxation relating to investments, partnerships and M&A transactions.
  • Relevant experience in federal, state and local tax laws with concepts in property and casualty insurance industry.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and utilize significant data to make sound business decisions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management at the corporate and subsidiary level.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to lead, collaborate, develop and mentor staff.
  • Ability to apply critical decision making.
  • Experience in a tax department of a large multi-entity corporation is a plus.

If you posses the above qualifications and experience and would like to discuss further, please contact Chris Dodds via email at chris.dodds@oliverjames.com or alternatively apply using the prompts provided.

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