The Hillman Group

Director, Tax

3 weeks ago
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The Director, Tax is responsible for the overall leadership of the tax function for the Company. The Director, Tax, is responsible for the global financial reporting and management of the effective tax rate of the Company and the planning for the minimization and/or deferral of the Corporate tax liability by proactively engaging with various company personnel and external resources. This position is responsible for the compliance of the tax function, ensures compliance with all relevant tax laws, makes the necessary reserves, manages tax audits and files the necessary returns on a timely basis. The Director, Tax, also manages other tax-related issues that may arise.


Essential Functions

  1. Prepare and/or review, on a timely basis, the quarterly and annual income tax accounting under ASC 740 including the determination of tax reserves under ASC 740-10, the computation of the effective tax rate on a quarterly and annual basis, and the required tax footnote disclosures.
  2. Prepare and/or review the tax account reconciliations and roll-forwards of income tax related general ledger accounts to ensure that such accounts are fairly stated.
  3. Prepare and/or review the federal, state, and international income tax compliance as well as manage any external resources engaged to assist with the domestic and international compliance to ensure the timely filing and reporting of all tax returns and election statements as required.
  4. Prepare and/or review the quarterly federal, state, and international estimated tax payments as well as the filing of all tax return extension requests as required.
  5. Manage the preparation of the sales/use tax returns, the personal property tax returns, state annual reporting, and other required filings.
  6. Respond when necessary to all federal, state and international tax notices and requests for additional information.
  7. Support the finance department in the preparation of financial forecasts and budgets as well as assist the treasury department with the projection of cash outlays for tax payments.
  8. Manage all federal, state and international tax audits. Provide documentation to support as-filed tax positions and address issues raised during the audit.
  9. Keep abreast and advise management on proposed and enacted tax legislation and associated tax planning opportunities.
  10. Consider and advise management of tax planning opportunities and strategies including proposed M&A, recapitalizations, and state income tax opportunities available from planned business expansion.
  11. Identify and manage risk while supporting the ability of the corporation and its operating units to protect and grow the company.
  12. Engage in consulting and special projects as requested by management and members of the finance team and performs other related duties as assigned.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and CPA or MST.
  2. Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in corporate tax accounting and compliance.
  3. Prior tax experience with a Big 4, large regional public account firm and/or large corporate organization. Strong technical background in tax, including U.S. corporate income, state and local income tax and various state and local excise, ad valorem, sales, etc. taxes. Working knowledge of taxing authority audit procedures. International tax experience helpful.
  4. Proficiency in strategic tax planning and U.S. corporate income and state tax compliance.
  5. Proficiency in U.S. GAAP accounting for income taxes and significant experience in being responsible for and maintaining accurate tax balances in the books and records of the company.
  6. Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows. Knowledge of JD Edwards and OneSource tax provision and compliance software preferred.
  7. Excellent organization, planning, and analytical skills.
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, self-direction/ability to exercise independent, sound judgement and decision making.
  9. Must possess the personality and skills to interact with and gain trust/respect from operations, financial and management personnel as well as Senior Management.


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