Senior Director, Tax – Provision Specialist

Symantec - Mountain View, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $140,000 - $200,000 a year
Job Title: Senior Director, Tax – Income Tax Accounting

Position Summary:
We are looking for a highly-driven Senior Director of Income Tax Accounting. Reporting to the Vice President of Tax, the Senior Director will work collaboratively as a leader to manage the preparation of the Company’s US GAAP income tax provision. This role is a highly visible one that will have direct contact with the Company’s senior management.

The Senior Director will establish direction, goals and priorities in coordination with the Tax Department and align with the broader goals of the organization.

Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ownership of the Company’s global tax provision and related disclosures
Analyze and review all aspects of the tax provision for the quarterly and annual reporting periods. This includes determining the annual forecasted effective tax rate, reconciling current and deferred tax accounts, documenting FIN48 positions, calculating return to provision differences, tax accounting for business acquisitions and other non-recurring transactions, and preparing quarterly and year-end tax provision entries and GAAP reporting requirements for SEC disclosures.
Assist financial planning team with forecasting.
Manage and direct compliance efforts for SOX 404 for all tax accounting controls and documentation requirements.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve efficiency of global tax accounting process.
Assist with the analysis, documentation and implementation of certain special projects.

Knowledge & Experience:
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Tax, Finance or equivalent.
CPA preferred.
Minimum 15 years of tax experience in public accounting and/or with a corporate tax department.
Significant ASC 740 experience.
Software Industry experience preferred.
Expert knowledge of US GAAP accounting including an understanding on all pronouncements related to the reporting of income taxes.

Skills & Ability:
Self-motivated with effective project management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization.
Exhibit strong analytical thinking, strong writing skills, and ability to work in a fast pace environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Strategy, Vision, Team Development and Leadership:
Advise the Tax team and VP of Global Tax. Lead and own key initiatives in tax accounting area across the company. Experience in transforming global teams.
Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct/indirect reports and peers.
Sets a quality, results oriented vision. Collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively cover multiple financial operations topics.
Demonstrate high integrity and ethics.
Oversee, direct, and architect process re-engineering activity in the work of the tax teams.
Embrace the deployment of technology to automate and streamline tax provision processes.
Mentoring, coaching and staff development using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor/evaluate results.
Ability to provide sound business judgment, strategic thinking and broad financial and business perspective across the organization.
Must possess strong communication skills and executive presence as demonstrated through crisp writing, speaking and thinking in addition to proven expertise interacting senior management.