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Director, Tax

Company: CF Industries
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.

Function:
Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

This tax leadership role works across the tax function to lead and direct the Company's tax compliance, controversy, international, and technology efforts and to assist in external reporting. The role is designed to work closely with the Vice President - Tax to lead the existing team into the future by continuously improving process and procedures to gain efficiencies and leverage.

The Director - Tax, will be responsible for all aspects of tax law analysis and planning and tax minimization and reduction. The role will work closely with the Director - Tax Accounting to report all aspects of income taxes and indirect taxes in CF's annual and interim financial statements. The Director will lead the tax compliance team with compliance matters, income tax reporting and the review of corporate tax returns. The Director will manage IRS, state and local, and foreign income tax audits and examinations. The primary responsibility will be the tax compliance and planning for income taxes for the Company's U.S. and international operations and the secondary responsibility will be the preparation of the interim and annual income tax provisions for domestic and international operations.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for determination and reporting for all aspects of tax compliance, controversy, and planning and assist with the financial statement reporting and disclosures including maintenance of related SARBOX procedures
  • Serves as a primary interface with the Company's Corporate Controllership function with respect to tax related matters.
  • Works closely with the Company's external auditors with respect to the Company's quarterly and annual tax provision processes
  • Oversees ongoing implementation and maintenance of the OneSource tax accounting software and integration with OneSource Income Tax
  • Responsible for budgeting and forecasting estimated payments for income taxes for the Company's global operations.
  • Works with the Controllers and Corporate Planning Groups to ensure that Forecasts, Budgets and Long Range Plans accurately reflect the Company's current view of its tax posture
  • Supports the Manager, Analysis, Planning & Audits on analytical aspects of tax planning related activities
  • Participates in the Company's pursuit of incentives related to expansions of existing facilities and the development of new facilities
  • Provides support for federal, state and foreign income tax audits and examinations

    Internal Controls:

    Works closely with the tax accounting team to establish and implement processes and procedures to meet departmental internal controls requirements. Ensures that established processes and procedures are followed as designed. Works with Internal Controls Department to identify deficiencies in existing processes and procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes and procedures are being followed. Develops and implements corrective actions with regard to department internal controls as necessary.

    Successful candidates will have:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required, with preference for a graduate tax degree (MST, MBA or LLM) and/or JD
    • Professional Certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant and/or IPT-CMI designation) desirable
    • Ten to fifteen years of total accounting and tax experience, with tax experience with a large public accounting firm or large corporate organization preferred.
    • Supervisory experience a plus
    • Possession of well-developed tax technical expertise in all types of taxes and the ability to effectively address and manage complex matters involving past, present and future considerations and consequences
    • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills and the ability to identify issues and develop and implement practical solutions.
    • PC literate within a Windows environment and proficient with spreadsheet and word processing applications.
    • Experience and familiarity with ERP systems
    • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to act as an advocate for the Company, when necessary, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people within and outside CF
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment

      Position Scope/Contribution:

      This role routinely interacts with internal and external constituents and represents CF's Tax Department. Occasionally, travel to various Company facilities and professional education and training programs may be required.

      Management of the tax staff requires coordination of major responsibilities of the group. Time constraints can be demanding and require significant planning, organizing, directing and controlling of people, events, and resources.

      What We Offer:

      You'll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, pension, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

      You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment knowing that you're working with purpose, to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably.
      • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
        • Employees in the US can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster (PDF) and others as detailed below:

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          • Employees in Canada can learn more about their rights by viewing the "Canadian Human Rights Act".

            If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-###-#### or contact us at ...@cfindustries.com .

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