Director - US Corporate Tax

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 20 Jan 18 2018-01-20

Director - US Corporate Tax

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the US Corporate Tax group responsible for?

The US Corporate Tax team oversees U.S. corporate resources, requirements and responsibilities related to matters affecting the development and filing of all US corporate tax returns and positions, matters surrounding the consolidated global tax provision and related separate company provisions and on the utilization of external tax services for the resolution of tax issues and problems. Interfaces with business unit to understand the direction of the business, changes in operations, and to advise management of changes to tax laws that may impact operations. Advises management of the tax impact of changes in US corporate structure, location of businesses and personnel and impact of proposed or enacted tax legislation.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Director - US Corporate Tax?

  • U.S. Corporate Tax Planning
    • Interfaces with business unit heads to understand the direction of the business, changes in operations, and to advise Sr. Management of changes to tax laws that may impact operations
    • Advises Sr. Management of the tax impact of changes in corporate structure, location of businesses and personnel and impact of proposed or enacted tax legislation
  • Global Tax Provision
    • Responsible for the oversight of the global tax provision
    • Review and sign off of the effective tax rate, the global tax provision, footnotes included in the financial statements, and other disclosures as required
  • Tax Legislative Review
    • Monitors Federal, State and Local legislative and regulatory developments in the corporate area and works with industry lobby groups to promote the best interest of the Firm
  • Oversee U.S. corporate
    • Oversee the management of all U.S. corporate tax, including maintenance of quality standards and consistency of tax positions
    • Develop and implement all tax policies and procedures with respect to U.S. federal, state and local corporate tax matters
    • Oversee US and state and local tax audits


Qualifications
What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?
  • An advance degree in law (a Juris Doctorate degree), in tax (an MS degree in taxation) or in a related field (an MBA/MS in Business Administration/Finance) with a substantial concentration of course work in tax
  • Minimum of 10 years of general corporate tax experience with substantial exposure to issues on the taxation of corporations, partnerships and extensive experience accounting areas which overlap with tax including but not limited to FAS 109, FIN 48 and FAS 123R.
  • A general tax background with experience in the taxation of financial institutions, taxation of securities transactions, regulated investment companies and experience with international transactions.
  • The successful candidate will be certified as an attorney (member of a state bar), or as a public accountant (CPA)
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Advanced computer skills including all Microsoft Office business applications, various online research tools and other tax and financial applications
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills regarding difficult tax issues and the ability to independently develop effective tax positions in support of the Franklin Resources and its subsidiaries and the Franklin Templeton Group of Funds


What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
  • Onsite cafeteria
We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values , and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people , and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.

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