Manager Tax Planning
For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel?s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel?s & Cola, Jack Daniel?s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel?s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel?s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman?s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
The Manager Tax Planning will report to the VP, Director International Tax and will be primarily responsible for providing international and domestic tax research and planning support while participating in defense of global tax positions.
Assist in identifying tax planning opportunities, advise management regarding such opportunities, and lead implementation of tax optimization strategies:
- Assist in identify and developing tax planning strategies, including tax-efficient structuring of business transactions, cross boarder restructuring, M&A activity, supply chain planning, and foreign tax credit planning.
- Develop technical memos and transactional slide decks depicting steps and consequences of planning transactions while leading implementation of strategies.
- Advise the Treasury group on cash management, repatriation, tax-efficient funding, and cash pooling.
- Provide advice and counsel on a wide range of business regional issues including assisting in obtaining local economic incentives.
- Monitor tax legislation and assist in devising changes to effectively respond to evolving tax rules.
- Assist in the defense of US and Foreign audits. Where appropriate, prepares responses to audit authorities, request for rulings, and refund claims and protests.
- Support tax provision and compliance review while ensuring transactions are properly researched and documented. As needed, model tax consequences illustrating effective tax rate or cash tax impacts of proposed transactions or legislative changes.
- Work with other departments across the organization (e.g., accounting, treasury, legal, corporate development, production) and external advisors.
- Identify process improvements, implement changes, and ensure best practices are adopted.
- Overall, suggests appropriate actions to manage cash tax and ETR strategy.
Minimum 7+ years taxexperience with tax planning at large corporation and/or large accounting or law firms.
Bachelor?s degree, with advanced training in tax (e.g., MST, CPA and/or JD).
Knowledge of US tax rules applicable to international operations (e.g. subchapter C, foreign tax credit rules, and subpart F provisions). Combination of international and domestic tax planning experience a plus.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to put complex concepts into simple and understandable language to illustrate the financial advantages of effective tax planning.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work efficiently in a matrix environment.
Travel may be as much as 10-20%, including International travel.