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Tax Director - US Taxes

Date:  Apr 26, 2022

Morristown, NJ, US

Requisition ID:  32545

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Reporting to the Senior Tax Director, Avaya is looking for a talented and motivated Tax Director (US Taxes) to be a part of Avaya’s tax leadership. The role will have a broad range of responsibilities. 
As a truly global group operating in a fast paced business environment, the successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. The ability to collaborate cross-functionally within Avaya and drive successful business results will also be important. 
The successful candidate will be able to prioritize appropriately, maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity, and the ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside Avaya.



Specific responsibilities of the Tax Director (US Taxes) include, 

•    Identifying tax issues & opportunities, and implementing appropriate strategies to manage tax risk & taxes;
•    Directing & undertaking the analysis & interpretation of new/existing US Federal and State tax laws, case law and rulings (including those related to the TCJA); initiating recommendations and tax policy changes; 
•    Providing tax advice on key business & corporate initiatives and serving as a key member of the cross-functional team assigned to support our dynamic business operations and strategic planning platforms; 
•    Management of global transfer pricing, including oversight of internal & external resource, directing strategic analysis & documentation workstreams;
•    Managing tax aspects of M&A activities and related post-transactional integrations; 
•    Initiating, directing & guiding the formulation and execution of macro tax strategies, and the development of methodologies to ensure consistency and defensibility of tax positions;
•    Review of US International Tax calculations for quarterly US GAAP reporting and US tax compliance purposes;
•    Engagement and management of external tax advisors; and
•    Partnering with our Director (Tax Reporting & Compliance) & Director (Non US Taxes), in particular to ensure the US GAAP & US tax compliance consequences of any US tax matters are understood, implemented, validated and appropriately reported.


The successful candidate will have the following competencies, skills, experience and qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA and/or MST
•    Big 4 experience a plus
•    10+ years relevant tax experience, in public accounting or industry
•    Significant practical experience in US tax, US international tax and US Tax Reform matters 
•    Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
•    Ability to identify, research and propose resolutions on tax issues
•    Must possess strong organizational and leadership skills, including ability to prioritize
•    Detailed oriented, with proven ability to drive projects to fruition
•    Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve
•    Excellent interpersonal & communication skills and an ability to foster a team-oriented environment.
•    Management of external providers
•    Ability to develop, as well as implement, a strategic vision  


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