Full Job Description
Oversight of Taxability for the Company’s 9000 + locations including but not limited to: research and analysis related to new items; updates to the Company’s tax engine; oversight of tax exemption certificates; review of contracts and identification of potential SUT tax risks; and supervision of sales and use tax reporting.
Authority to sign sales and use tax returns, reports, filings and other communications on behalf of the Company under penalties of perjury, as necessary.
Serves as a leader on cross functional team(s), providing leadership, direction, knowledge and advice to team members and senior management. Develops departmental plans and organizational priorities; is accountable for the performance and results of tax stewardship. Addresses technical issues and recommends solutions. Serves as a champion for people development across the Company.
Develops and executes our tax strategy through innovative & creative thinking in a manner which reduces our overall tax cost/tax burden to the Company. Drives process improvement opportunities for tax function.
Proven experience in the Retail space and proven ability to manage large volumes of data, competing demands and a fast paced environment. Ability to work with others and to communicate tax technical concepts to a non-tax audience when necessary.
Oversees the tax process for the sales and use tax function evelops and executes short and long-term tax savings strategies by collaborating with the various tax functions. Directly impacts the Company’s tax rate to optimize Earnings per Share.
Reviews and ensures that the tax filings minimize the overall tax liability to Walgreens leading to tax savings.
Closely collaborates with Finance and Accounting on tax and accounting issues impacting the Company’s financials.
Serves as a catalyst and leader on organizational and people development initiatives. Develops, mentors and coaches employees.
Participates in divisional and company-wide projects and programs to develop engagement for division-wide and company-wide initiatives.
Collaborates with business unit leaders and Finance/Accounting to minimize tax disputes and pursue opportunities.
Authority to sign returns, reports, filings and other communications on behalf of the Company under penalties of perjury, as necessary.
Identifies and evaluates tax issues during due diligence phase of Mergers & Acquisitions process. Manages due diligence and integration process for acquisitions/dispositions and serves as core member of tax acquisition team.
Leads research of tax laws, regulations and case law to resolve complex tax issues and resolves technical issues.
Closely monitors tax legislation and determines the tax effect of proposed changes and newly enacted tax laws. Collaborates with the Government Relations Team on lobbying efforts on specific tax legislation for key issues, as necessary.
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, 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 pharmaceutical wholesaling.
WBA is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. WBA is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The Company’s 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 worldwide.
Including through its equity method investments, WBA:
is present in more than 25* countries
employs more than 440,000* people
has more than 18,750* stores in 11* countries
has one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 400* distribution centers delivering to more than 240,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries.
The Company’s 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 YourGoodSkin.
WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The Company is proud to be a force for good through its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. Our businesses have been recognized for their Corporate Social Responsibility. Walgreens was named to FORTUNE*** magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list and Boots UK was recognized as Responsible Business of the Year 2019-2020 by Business in the Community.
The Company is included in FORTUNE's 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies and ranked first in the food and drugstore category. This is the 26th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion OR High School/GED and at least 7 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion.
At least 4 years of experience researching and interpreting technical tax laws and regulations.
At least 4 years of experience executing tax strategy based on the key objectives and goals of the Company.
Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing expenses and budgets.
At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion.
CPA, JD or Master’s degree in Taxation.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
At least 8 years of experience researching and interpreting technical tax laws and regulations.
At least 5 years of experience executing tax strategy based on the key objectives and goals of the Company.
At least 4 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work