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Director, Americas Tax

Bridgewater, NJ

Let's Grow Together


Our mission is to live our “at your side” promise and simplify and enrich the lives of our customers, employees, and communities. "At your side" is more than a slogan to us; it’s the purpose we do our best to fulfill every day. With a legacy spanning over a century, this is a great place to launch or expand any career and push the boundaries of what comes next. We're committed to achieving shared success, and we provide opportunities for you to develop through experience, exposure and education.


Our people have always leveraged their unique perspectives to keep us on the right track for a lasting future. If you want to innovate, learn, and grow with a global leader that builds products, services, and a company people love, then we’ll be “at your side” every step of the way.


The Director, Americas Tax directs and leads the tax policies and procedures for the Americas. This role oversees reporting and planning to ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal state statutes. The role creates and implements a strategic tax plan for the organization. This position's responsibility includes but not limited to income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, unclaimed property tax, transfer pricing, tax research, tax planning, etc. Collaboration, partnership, and active stakeholder management are foundational to success in the role.


Duties and Responsibilities

U.S. Tax Oversight

  • Analyze tax implications and recommend solution to reduce/mitigate tax obligations for organization
  • Develop and implement all tax strategies that meet the tax and business needs
  • Collaborate heavily with various departments (Accounting, Finance, Legal, IT, HR, etc.) and analyze all business issues to provide leadership with proper tax implications for transactions/initiatives
  • Drive and analyze transfer pricing strategy for Americas to ensure proper disclosure on returns
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all local, state, and federal tax audits
  • Own compliance, reporting and payment of all corporate taxes
  • Review and approve all tax documents and returns to ensure all reporting obligations are satisfied accurately and timely
  • Manage US tax compliance including state and local compliance, country by country reporting and US considerations for foreign entities
  • Prepare, communicate, and educate business and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization
  • Drives continuous improvement efforts of team to maximize efficiency and scalability for functional operations
  • Own all aspects of quarterly and annual tax accounting and reporting process including managing the tax components of the close (tax journal entries and reconciliations)
  • Identify and mitigate company risks and communicate areas of potential exposure to management
  • Ensure tax accounting processes, documentation and related systems are compliant with internal control requirements
  • Independently research tax related topics that impact the organization
  • Manage outside tax consultants and advisors


Subsidiaries Tax Oversight

  • Oversee tax matters of subsidiaries (US and foreign) including consolidated tax provision, income tax compliance and withholding tax matters
  • Own all aspects of quarterly and annual tax accounting and reporting process including managing the tax components of the close (tax journal entries and reconciliations)
  • Monitor legislative changes in US, Canada and international tax laws that may impact the company and provide proactive guidance on the consequences of such changes
  • Independently research tax related topics that impact each subsidiary and recommend solutions to subsidiary Presidents to address/mitigate issues
  • Manage outside tax consultants and advisors, where appropriate


Leadership

  • Provide day-to-day leadership to the staff
  • Inspire the continued development of the team ensuring appropriate growth of each team member while fostering a spirit of continuous improvement
  • Provide timely, candid, and specific feedback to drive motivation and results
  • Manage tax department staffing, hiring, performance management and terminations


Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Finance, or other related fields


Experience

Minimum 10 years

  • Corporate finance experience with multiple entities and in-depth understanding of accounting and tax processes
  • Experience partnering and collaborating with Senior Management
  • Experience in change management/transformation
  • Track record of motivating and managing a group of professionals and taking interest in individuals’ career development paths


Licenses and Certifications

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant Preferred
  • Software/Technical Skills
  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)


Other Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong communication skills with ability to convey complex issues in a simple manner
  • Strong technical knowledge of US and foreign taxes
  • Critical skills in developing partnerships, modeling behaviors, and developing team capabilities, including feedback mechanism to support learning, coaching, and enabling continuous learning
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and foster shared understanding, transparency, and mastery of the process and/or system
  • Effectively balance multiple priorities and act with resolve in an ambiguous environment
  • Must be hands-on and detail-oriented while being able to see the big picture


This role will be a hybrid role. Subject to business needs, employees may work remotely up to two days per week. Assigned office days will be determined by managers. 

  • The salary (or hiring) range for this position is $170,000 - $190,000 per year
  • Starting salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, location, and alignment with market data
  • This position is eligible to participate in the relevant Brother variable pay incentive plan(s). Applicable bonus awards are discretionary and contingent upon 1) achievement of your individual objectives and 2) Brother achieving its corporate and business-level objectives
  • Benefits include, but are not limited to, healthcare and wellness coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and Paid Time Off. Details are available at https://mybenefits.nfp.com/Brother/2023/guidebook/


Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a premier provider of home office and business products, home appliances for the sewing and crafting enthusiast as well as industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. Brother International Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd. With worldwide sales exceeding $6 billion, this global manufacturer was started more than 100 years ago. Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas. It has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. For more information, visit www.brother.com.


Brother International Corporation ("Brother") is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal laws. If you require any physical or other assistance in completing this application, a reasonable accommodation will be made upon request.

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