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Head of Corporate Tax, North America

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

Hydro is looking for a new Head of Corporate Tax to lead the Corporate Tax Function in North America, (US, Canada and Mexico) out of the Regional Hydro Headquarters in Chicago. The position reports to VP Group Tax and Legal Structure at the Hydro Head Office in Norway, will supervise two direct reports and collaborate closely with the business, the Indirect Tax team in Pittsburgh and Corporate Functions in the US and abroad. Domestic and international business travels can be expected.

Areas of responsibility/Role in Extruded Solution

Lead Hydro’s Corporate Tax Function in North America and foster and empower it to meet current and future needs. The role typically involves to:

  • Align goals and objectives for North America with global Tax Policies
  • Manage past, current, and emerging tax exposures in close collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Operate Tax Policy and Risk Management (including regulatory changes and transfer pricing allocation/documentation)
  • Support and Collaborate with Global Business Services (GBS) to ensure adequate Tax compliance and Internal Controls
  • Continuously develop, communicate and implement a US Tax & Finance Strategy typically including considerations related to: US Tax Reform(s), BEAT, Tax attribute optimization, CAPEX – (depreciations and R&D incentives) and Tax Efficient Subsidiary Financing
  • Ensure adequate transaction support for M&A activities
  • Lead the legal entity simplification and implement in cooperation with Legal Department and other stakeholders
  • Advise on Group Tax accounting and reporting and tax provision process (in close cooperation with GBS, Corporate Accounting and Business Areas)
  • Foster embodiment of Hydro values and mentor professional development and sharing of competences
  • Develop the North America Tax Function to meet the future by digitalization and automatized processes – under aim to allow focus on added value activities
  • Coordinate a cross functional forum on Tax strategy and Governance, (North America Tax Forum) and represent Corporate’s governance role in the region

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Tax Accounting. Master’s degree in Taxation, Certified Public Accountant or J.D in Tax Law preferred
  • Ten (10) years of work experience from US (multi-state) and international Corporate Tax
  • Experienced in tax accounting and reporting (knowledge in Hyperion, SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Office an advantage)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team oriented – wish to foster collaboration across organisation and borders and ‘break silos’
  • Self-motivated and independent with ability to work in a structured way with high quality aspiration in a hectic and demanding environment
  • Innovative and analytical with ability to switch between ‘big picture’ and detailed hands on approach
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, prioritizing, cost efficient managing expenses and implementation of changes
  • Experience and acknowledged results in influencing senior executives on significant tax matters

About the position

Apply before
April 25, 2019
Corporate tax
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City / Location
United States / Chicago, Illinois
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