Job Posting: Senior Manager, Tax (Walmart)

Title: Senior Manager, Tax
Company: Walmart
City, State, Country: Deerfield, Illinois, United States
Job Status:  

Leads and manages the state income tax compliance function. Determines tax compliance requirements and ensures that those requirements are met. Identifies and executes key tax strategies in order to reduce the Company’s overall tax burden/risk. Ensures that tax planning initiatives are properly incorporated into the tax compliance processes.

Authority to sign 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.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develops 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, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

Basic Qualifications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 4 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).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
How to Apply

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