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The Manager – IRS Practice, Procedure & Controversy position is a dynamic position that provides critical support to the Tax Controversy group. The position encompasses managing our company's U.S. income tax audits, including support for contested tax matters that are in IRS Appeals or litigation. This role is responsible for interpreting federal income tax laws, responding to IRS requests, and assisting in the successful resolution of tax controversy related matters.


Job Responsibilities

A.   Manage tax audit defense for the U.S. consolidated group, which includes developing consistent and strategic responses to inquiries in a timely and concise manner, reviewing and analyzing government positions to provide strategic defense options to leadership, and developing and proposing strategies to reach resolution with the tax authorities.

B.  Consult internal and external subject matter experts (our company tax professionals in federal domestic tax, international tax, transfer pricing, and tax operations as well as our company operations personnel and outside resources such as economists, public accountants, and other tax specialists) in order to provide complete, accurate responses to the IRS in a way that mitigates tax controversy.

C. Research and interpret federal income tax laws; work with the Director - IRS Practice, Procedure & Controversy and Tax Counsel, where appropriate, to evaluate and defend various complex tax issues including international and transfer pricing matters as they arise during the audit process.

D. Evaluate developments in IRS practice and procedures for application to our company. Stay abreast of changing IRS processes, translating those changes to the parameters in which the organization works.

E.  Lead, manage and train the the tax controversy team located in U.S.

F.  Collaborate with Planning and Operations teams to effectively manage U.S. audit risks, identifying areas for continued improvement, and incorporate lessons learned.


Our company provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual salary range for this role is $128,000 - $176,000 a year and is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive plan with a target at 21% of base salary.  At our company, we know that good benefit plans are important to employees and their families. In addition to a competitive base salary, our company provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits.


Education level required:           

    Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Tax
        JD and/or LL.M. preferred

Years and area of experience required:

    Minimum of seven years of federal tax experience, including federal controversy experience, in public accounting, law firm, and/or corporate tax department
    Experience reviewing the work, and assisting in the training, of junior employees
    Strong foundation of income tax technical knowledge with experience evaluating and advising on tax positions
    Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Technical knowledge:      

    Computer skills – Must be fluent in the use of standard software, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    Experience with Corporate Tax Analyzer, CorpTax, SAP and/or Oracle, and Checkpoint tax research software is helpful
KP Recruiting Group was started to create a world-wide network of multi-level, highly skilled talent; that are either experts or working to become one, in their respective fields. Our process involves focusing on the talent, skills, and experience of an individual as a key indicator of the present and future value that they will bring to any organization.

In establishing a network, we are able to forge genuine relationships with talent and gain valuable insight that allows us to understand what motivates them. This data allows us to give strategic advice to our partners as they go through the process of managing their human capital.

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