Job Posting: Senior Manager, Domestic Tax Controversy and M&A Support, Motorola Solutions

Title: Senior Manager, Domestic Tax Controversy and M&A Support
Company: Motorola Solutions
City, State, Country: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent


Company Overview:

On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions’ innovations, products and services play essential roles in people’s lives. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We keep utility workers connected and visible to each other with real-time voice and data communication across the smart grid. And we provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. We help people be their best in their moments that matter.

Department Description:

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), has an excellent opportunity in its Global Corporate Tax Function for a Senior Manager, Domestic Tax Controversy and M&A support.  This role reports into the VP - Tax. The individual in this position will be a key member of MSI’s global tax planning and compliance team that works collaboratively with its business partners worldwide. MSI’s international tax function is based in the company’s Chicago headquarters and is globally organized with regional personnel in Europe and Asia.

Job Description:

  • Managing all aspects of the US federal tax audit for MSI and its subsidiaries, including;
  • Evaluate and defend various tax issues that arise during the audits with the assistance of internal and external technical resources and experts.
  • Coordinate the gathering and analysis of information and drafting responses to IDR’s.
  • Manage the timelines for audit progress, IDR responses, and statute of limitations.
  • Coordinate with other members of the tax organization as issues develop to analyze the potential impact on state income tax and FIN 48 liabilities.
  • Consult with other members of the tax team on how to reflect the audit results in the tax accounts as well as tax returns as required.
  • Provide management with regular updates on the status of the audit and issues discussed.
  • Assisting with the US domestic tax analysis of proposed restructuring,  acquisition, and disposition  transactions, including:
  • Working with the internal M&A team to identify and mitigate tax risk associated with the transactions.
  • Propose and/or consult on transaction structures and the tax consequences of specific transactions.
  • Coordinate and manage outside service providers on tax due diligence engagements, and make presentations and recommendations to management on ways to minimize risks identified.
  • Consulting with the internal integration team on the post-close integration of tax activities and responsibilities.

Basic Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience (a combination of Big 4 and industry experience dealing with the IRS is ideal).
  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, prefer a Master's Degree in tax or a law degree.
  • Strong capabilities to think strategically and analytically, identify issues and opportunities, solve problems
  • Ability to practically apply tax knowledge to produce quantitative models, well-supported tax positions and sound business-oriented tax advice
  • Experience dealing with IRS Controversy a plus
  • Experience working with acquisitions and corporate transactions, due diligence a plus
  • Effective organizational, project management skills and ability to initiate and run projects independently
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills at both tax technical and non-technical business levels
  • Experience with CorpTax compliance and tax provision software preferred. Proficient in MS-Word and Excel. HFM, or Oracle a plus
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