United Airlines Director - Income Tax in Chicago, Illinois
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Job overview and responsibilities
Directs the company’s tax compliance, tax audit and tax accounting activities with regard to federal, state and foreign income and franchise taxes.
Direct an effective and efficient income tax compliance operation
Direct the timely preparation of the company’s federal, state and foreign income and franchise tax returns and related quarterly estimated tax payments and extensions in a manner that minimizes the company’s income tax expense and audit exposure
Interface closely with senior corporate and business unit leaders to develop and implement strategies that minimize the company’s tax liabilities through sound and informed application of tax laws and regulations
Manage federal, state and foreign income and franchise tax audits to achieve minimum tax cost to the business
Recommend audit settlement strategies and direct preparation of appeals briefs. Interface with outside legal counsel during adjudication of tax controversies
Establish tax accounting policies and direct the preparation of the tax portions of the company’s external financial statements in a manner that ensures the company’s compliance with applicable U.S. GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley controls and requirements
Represent the company’s interests during financial statement reviews and audits conducted by the company’s independent accounting firm
Bachelor degree in business or accounting
Deep technical tax compliance expertise across a broad range of federal, state and international income- based taxes; and knowledge of GAAP as pertains to the tax aspects of published financial statements
Ability to build effective and efficient processes to ensure timely and accurate tax compliance
Minimum of 15 years of tax experience (including at least 5 years in a management role) in a large corporate environment or equivalent experience in a first or second tier accounting firm
Proven management and organization skills
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
- Masters degree in taxation