Job Posting: Federal Tax Director (Rockwell Automation)

Title: Director, Federal Tax
Company: Rockwell Automation
City, State, Country: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Job Status:  

The Federal Tax Director (FTD) is responsible for the consolidated tax provision, including the footnotes in the audited financials as well as all aspects of U.S. federal and state/local tax planning, including but not limited to entity integration/rationalization, acquisitions, divestitures, and planning with respect to new legislation. The FTD will develop collaborative working relationships across the Company and function as a liaison with key business groups and provide training, mentoring and development to tax department members. The FTD is expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Tax Department to provide tax compliance data, support, and leadership to increase department efficiency and shareholder value. The FTD will provide audit support for issues related to US income tax positions and filings. The position reports directly to the VP and General Tax Counsel.

  • Provide a leadership role with respect to accounting for income taxes under ASC 740
  • Review the consolidated income tax provision and related work papers, including preparation of the tax footnote disclosures to be included in the Company's SEC filings (Forms 10-Q and 10-K). This includes calculating the effective tax rate, overseeing the reconciliation of current and deferred tax accounts, documenting quarterly tax provision processes which satisfy SOX404 requirements, calculating return to provision differences, preparing quarterly and year-end tax provision entries, and complying with the GAAP and non-GAAP reporting requirements for financial statement and other tax related disclosures.
  • Coordinate the effective tax rate forecasting process and review cash tax forecasts.
  • Assist in the measurement of and accounting for uncertain tax positions in accordance with ASC 740-10.
  • Review and ensure timely filing of US and state corporate tax returns and provide support for US and state audits.
  • Proactively research and monitor issues related to various complex income tax accounting matters and related financial statement implications. Prepare technical memoranda documenting analysis and conclusions.
  • Work collaboratively with the International Tax Director to identify opportunities to optimize the Company’s tax position while effectively managing risk.
  • Participate in tax planning and provide tax accounting and technical support for acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and restructurings including due diligence, design and implementation of structuring, financing and post-merger integration/rationalization.
  • Monitor legislative and statutory tax changes and assess potential impact to the Company. Assist in developing corporate operational changes to effectively and efficiently respond to evolving tax rules.
  • Build and maintain close working relationships across various corporate and business functions throughout the organization to help facilitate timely and accurate tax reporting, risk minimization, and execution of tax strategy.
  • Supervise professional staff and support automation of processes and data collection.
  • Implement new tax policies, strategies, and procedures to support tax and other cross-functional initiatives, as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS Degree in Finance or Accounting; Masters in Taxation preferred.
  • 12 or more years of combined public and multi-national corporate experience
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong foundation of tax technical, analytical and compliance skills and experience, including process and internal controls
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze complex tax accounting issues and the related implications to the Company
  • Strategic outlook with the ability to operate as a “change agent” for both the business and the tax function
  • Exhibit strong analytical thinking, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills
  • High degree of accuracy and proven ability to meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment across multiple functions and businesses
  • Proven ability to attract, manage, coach and develop professional staff
  • Highest standards of integrity, business controls, and business practices
  • Must be a team player
  • Working knowledge of SAP, HFM, and Corptax applications, as well as other financial reporting tools to gather appropriate financial data.
  • Strong Sharepoint, Excel and Word proficiency required
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage 3rd party service providers
  • Certified Public Accountant
Company Overview

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth – and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement

Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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