Senior Tax Counsel, Global Tax

Senior Tax Counsel, Global Tax- (WAY04789) (RK)
Food & Beverages
Legal - Tax Law
United States - Minnesota - Wayzata
The Compensation
Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes
Bonus Eligible - Yes
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes
Detailed Job Description
Job Description
Senior Tax Counsel, Global Tax-WAY04789
Working at our company is an opportunity to thrive--a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field.
With nearly 150 years of experience our company provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
The Global Tax & Customs function employs approximately 225 professionals. The function is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota. Other tax professionals are located throughout the world with principal offices in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, London, Singapore, and Shanghai.
This position operates as Senior Tax Counsel. The Senior Tax Counsel will be a member of our company's global tax planning team and will have specific, assigned responsibilities for regional and global tax planning. Responsibilities will include leading the tax work on cross-border capital and legal entity structuring projects, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions.
In addition, the Senior Tax Counsel will be responsible for reviewing and handling U.S. tax planning issues for the ongoing operations of our global businesses. That includes Subpart F and foreign tax credit planning, trading patterns and finance, transfer pricing, and tax controversies and audits. The individual also will be responsible for coordinating advice and strategies with other members of the global tax and customs function, including compliance functions, as well as the U.S. GAAP reporting of the advice and strategies with our Corporate Financial Reporting group.
Key responsibilities will include:
Tax planning: lead regional, complex planning projects involving multiple stakeholders; provide tax advice to business units and functions (including other members of the tax function) with an emphasis on our company's operations outside of the U.S. Tax planning entails issue identification, development of alternative solutions, recommendation to business unit and functions, assistance with implementation, and (if necessary) post-implementation review.
Tax controversies: development of legal arguments and management of external resources in connection with audit and litigation in the U.S.
Tax training: provide training to business units and functions on key tax initiatives and policies.
Tax reporting and compliance: assist U.S. tax compliance groups with complex reporting issues.
Must possess a Juris Doctor
Minimum of 10+ years of tax planning experience, with at least 5 years' experience working for a major law firm or Big Four public accounting firm
Experience demonstrating a deep practical and technical understanding of the U.S. tax rules applicable to cross-border transactions and mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
Experience demonstrating capacity to structure, model and optimize outcomes in complex transactions
Demonstrated capacity to lead complex projects and deliver finished work product in a timely manner
Ability to identify and resolve issues with limited input from senior team members or third party advisors
Writing skills acquired through legal training as well as work on I.R.S. rulings, appeals and/or litigation
Experience managing relationships with outside advisors (e.g., law firms or accounting firms)
Ability and willingness to travel up to 8 weeks/year
Expertise and practical experience in one or more of the following tax sub-specialties: partnerships, financial products, income tax accounting and tax procedure / reporting
Graduate with honors from top 25 law school
MBA or other degree in quantitative area will be highly desired (e.g., economics or finance)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
More About the Position
40 Hours per Week
Visa Candidates Considered - No
The Candidate
10+ to 15 years of experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Juris Doctor
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally
Candidate Screening Questions
Is the candidate aware that once their resume is subimitted that they will receive an email from Cargill for addiitional information to fill out before they can be considered?
We have remote access to their HR computer. I will be able to place your resume directly into their active candidate queue. In addition we can champion you to top management if you are a "great get".
If you have worked at a similar company and held a similar position, this is what I will need from you:
A current copy of your resume with full address sent to me as an attachment. We cannot use the online version. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR RESUME HAS YOUR FULL ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION,
BE SMART- Make sure your resume has all the KEY WORDS from the job description. Resumes without the KEY WORDS are ignored by the HR people.
Your citizenship or visa status.
Your desired base salary range.
Are you willing to relocate if necessary? Will you have to relocate if you get this job?
We are always company paid. We do not accept money from candidates. We are paid by them but we work for you.

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