Full Job Description
In this role, you will lead the tax function for Renewable Energy Onshore and Offshore Wind, developing and operationalizing the global tax strategy for both divisions, ensuring flawless tax compliance and controllership. You will partner with the business in the delivery of new businesses initiatives, transactions and strategic changes, as well as day to day tax support. The position reports to the Global Tax Director for GE Renewable Energy.
Manage the global responsibilities for all aspects of taxation for Onshore Wind and Offshore Wind (“Wind”) (ie planning, commercial tax, reporting, & compliance). This includes leveraging & partnering with the GE Renewable Energy and GE Corporate tax teams & the primary tax service provider in meeting all tax responsibilities
Direct the overall tax strategy for Wind to minimize taxes while fully complying with the laws of all relevant jurisdictions
Partner with Wind senior management, Wind CFOs and functional teams on critical business and region issues including commercial deals, acquisition/dispositions, and key operational issues
Identify, evaluate, implement, and document international and domestic tax planning strategies to minimize the global effective tax rate and minimize cash taxes, including assessing the financial impact of tax planning strategies to the company’s overall effective tax rate.
Direct the management of federal, state and local tax audit process, including the management of the relationships with the external tax authorities and the evaluation of any proposed assessments.
Provide oversight of international income tax audits by liaising with local company resources and local tax advisors.
Ensure flawless operational execution, controllership, and risk management for the tax function in all regions. This includes working closely with the GE Renewable HQ Tax team, the GE Corporate Tax teams & PWC
Provide leadership to the Wind tax organization for GE Renewable Energy. Develop a best in class tax function with the appropriate mix of internal and external expertise. Manage and mentor a tax team.
Simplify legal entity structure. Work across all functions in order to effect changes with minimal business disruption
Involve the tax group in analyzing all significant transactions/acquisitions (GTM models, JV, alliances) and recommend cost effective structures
Pursue tax strategies that support operating needs, while limiting tax exposure
Monitor tax developments, legislative, tax and regulatory changes on the domestic and international fronts
Ensure timely and accurate filing of tax returns; pursue audit resolution without delay
Additional tasks as needed
Masters degree, from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 12 years of tax experience that includes private law practice, accounting firm practice, Industry practice, national tax practice or a combination thereof
Experience with US GAAP and tax accounting issues pertinent to corporate transactions, particularly ASC 740 & FIN 48
Experience with managing global taxation (ie across multiple countries and regions)
Experience with the US tax principles and rules for Non-US Companies (ie Sub F & CFCs)
Master’s degree or Legal degree in Taxation is preferred
Prior experience in managing a global tax team is preferred
Very strong technical tax expertise, including significant experience working with tax issues common to multinational companies, including strong knowledge of U.S. taxation of international transactions and operations (including the recently enacted U.S. tax reform provisions, such as GILTI, FDII, BEAT, FTCs, and 163(j)
Strong ability to clearly communicate complex tax issues, opportunities, and risks to non-tax experts
Ability to partner effectively with business management, legal, and finance personnel
Experience working in a matrix environment
Adaptable/flexible: open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or ability to work in ambiguous situations
Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others
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GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earth’s most abundant resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water – to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities.
With an innovative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset, we engineer energy products and digital services that create industry-leading value for our customers around the world.
We see the promise of renewable energy everywhere we look. Our team has the courage, scale, passion, diversity and resourcefulness needed to deliver that promise wherever and however the world needs it.
Together with our customers, we’re proving that no one ever has to choose between affordable, reliable, or sustainable energy.
We are unleashing limitless energy.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
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