State and Local Tax Director - Indirect Tax
Location:
Atlanta , Georgia
Posted:
November 10, 2016
Reference:
55915BR
PwC/LOS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.





At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.





The PwC network is a global market leader in tax services.

We assist businesses, individuals, and organizations with tax strategy, planning, and compliance, while also delivering a wide range of business advisory services.

With over 32,000 tax professionals, this means that the PwC network can support our clients both locally and globally.

We have experience working with an expansive and diverse client-base, which comprises all types of businesses
multinationals, local companies, privately-owned organizations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships, and private individuals.

Job Description
For companies with substantial sales or purchasing volumes, making accurate taxability decisions around each transaction is important to manage indirect tax costs. However, making these decisions is not always easy. The processes and systems that support indirect tax reporting cut across not just tax, but other functions within the organization. As a result, the indirect tax function is inherently decentralized, leading to inefficient processes, inaccurate data and, perhaps more significantly, excess costs.





Addressing these issues is critical in today's regulatory environment as companies are forced to shift their focus from tax compliance to tax accounting. Companies need indirect tax processes and supporting systems that provide real-time access to transactional data across functions to make accurate, timely, well-informed tax decisions to avoid over/underpayment of indirect taxes.





PwC works with companies to evaluate and enhance indirect tax processes and/or systems to get better control over data and manage costs, including implementation of technology.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Years of Experience: 8





Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting





Certification(s) Required: CPA, Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar

Accounts Payable Manager, Accounts Payable Specialist, Certified Accounts Payable Professional or Certified Member of Institute for Professionals in Taxation





Degree(s) Preferred: Juris Doctorate with Accounting or Tax, or Master's degree in Taxation





Knowledge Preferred:


Demonstrates proven expertise and success leading a practice, emphasizing the direction of client engagements involving the evaluation and enhancement of clients? indirect tax processes and/or systems to get better control over data and manage costs, including:


State and local tax sales and use tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures


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Tax planning, restructuring, due diligence, audit defense, reverse audits and state controversy work.




Utilization of Sales Tax software applications, such as Vertex, Avalara.


Sales and use tax implications on FAS 5 and software tools available to automate sales and use tax compliance decisions.





Skills Preferred:


Demonstrates proven expert-level technical skills in a wide range of multistate sales and use tax matters, including the following:


FAS 5, reverse audits, tax planning, consulting, compliance, automation, mergers and acquisitions, controversy and audit defense.


Management and oversight of implementations of Sales Tax software applications.




Process improvement and technology implementation with respect to indirect taxes, including Sales & Use, VAT, and Excise taxes.


Implementation of sales tax software tools in the context of ERP implementations and upgrades.


Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs: developing and sustaining deep client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify and sell potential new service opportunities; preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials; and defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection.


Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success as a team leader, leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.



A little about us:
PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

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