Posted on: May 3, 2021
Responsible for representing WBA as Tax Counsel on all Federal
income tax audit matters and controversies, including (1)
strategizing and negotiating audit settlements, (2) drafting and
reviewing all legal documents submitted to the IRS, including
responses to notices of proposed adjustment and information
document requests, (3) developing tax protest, appeals and
litigation strategies, and (4) managing and hiring outside counsel,
public accountants, and third party tax advisors to assist on
complex IRS examination issues.
The audit landscape on a federal level has continued to change and
evolve into a more difficult environment requiring additional
expertise and management of WBAs overall audit risk. In connection
with tax reform, an exponential change in the scope and complexity
of the various audit issues arising for a multinational company,
including risk and exposure, and also simultaneously impacting
various state jurisdictions requiring constant coordination to
ensure alignment and a consistent audit approach.
Responsible for developing innovative solutions to mitigate WBAs
overall tax risk and maximize WBAs overall tax savings through the
audit settlement process, and by providing vision and direction to
the tax compliance and tax planning teams to minimize potential
future audit issues.
Along with the Vice President of Tax Audits & Controversy,
responsible for directing the FIN 48 tax reserve determination
process as it relates to federal income tax audit issues and for
updating senior management on the status of WBAs federal tax audit
Provides direction to the federal tax audit function and partners
with the tax compliance, tax planning, and tax credits and
incentives teams to minimize WBAs overall tax liability, reduce
WBAs effective tax rate, and enhance WBAs cash flow.
Represents WBA on all federal tax audit matters and controversies
with the IRS and negotiates all federal audit settlements at both
the examination and appeals levels. Develops innovative approaches
to favorably settle federal tax audits and legally minimize WBAs
federal income tax, employment tax, and excise tax liabilities.
Directs the preparation of all legal documents submitted to the IRS
tax authorities audit and appeals teams in response to information
document requests and notices of proposed adjustment.
Directs the preparation of tax protests of unagreed IRS audit
examination issues, and directs the development of appeals and
litigation strategies. Manages outside counsel, public accountants,
and other third party tax advisors to assist on complex IRS
examination issues and tax protests and appeals.
Provides strategic direction to the federal compliance and
employment tax teams on tax returns to maximize deductions and
minimize WBAs tax liabilities.
Provides strategic direction to the tax planning team on proposed
transactions and tax planning strategies, initiatives, and
acquisitions to reduce WBAs overall tax liabilities.
Provides direction in the determination of WBAs FIN 48 tax reserves
for financial reporting purposes as it relates to potential IRS
Provides senior management with monthly updates on the status of
federal tax audits, tax protests/appeals and potential audit
litigation issues as well as real and person property tax
Leads, develops, mentors, and coaches team members assisting on the
federal tax audit team. Provides clarity around complex tax issues
and procedures, audit documentation requirements, and tax
minimization and audit defense strategies.
As a member of the Tax Department tax leadership team, provides
leadership and guidance on overall management policies and
procedures of the Tax Department, including resource allocation and
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail
and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day
through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its
convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and
beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted
healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and
WBA is one of the worlds largest purchasers of prescription drugs
and many other health and well-being products. The companys size,
scale and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of,
and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and
The companys portfolio of retail and business brands includes
Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as
increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7,
Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and
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