Tax Advisor - International Compliance

Job Description

Company: FedEx Services
Job Title: Tax Advisor - International Compliance
Job Requisition Number: RC66051
Category: Accounting/Finance
Memphis, Tennessee 38125
United States

Review, advise, lead, ensure completion and compliance of the corporation’s tax obligations in accordance with state, federal and international laws leveraging specific tax knowledge and technological advances.

Tax Compliance/Tax Accounting/System support

  • Review, advise and oversee the application of city/county/state/federal and international tax regulations to ensure company compliance with governmental tax regulations.    
  • Advise, review and ensure the completion of the separate/combined/consolidated tax returns, tax provisions, estimated tax payments, cash tax forecasts, and extensions for all FedEx companies.
  • Create, review, and advise on detailed documentation to support tax positions
  • Analyze, interpret and review data to form conclusions regarding statutory incentive tax credit opportunities for all FedEx companies.
  • Advise on, review and maintain point of sales tax system including, but not limited to determining and updating custom tax rates.
  • Evaluate, design and implement tax process improvements under the supervision of the Executive Advisor or Tax Manager to streamline and rationalize manually intensive tax processes by utilizing integrated financial, operational, and information systems.
  • Review, analyze and interpret information from diverse sources to form tax positions for multiple FedEx companies. 
  • Create, review and advise on detailed documentation and findings in support of tax filings.
  • Consult with management on tax issues and provides tax recommendations
  • Oversee and ensure adherence to department policies regarding managing, updating, and ensuring tax work is in compliance with required SOX control objectives.
  • Review and advise on tax footnotes including consolidated schedules that go into the footnote.

Tax Research/Special Projects
  • Utilize academia knowledge and communication skills to execute FedEx Tax protocols in accordance with governmental regulations including but not limited to the Internal Revenue Service, state, and local jurisdictions
  • Evaluate, review and communicate detailed research documentation supporting tax planning/compliance conclusions
  • Analyze, interpret and review tax regulations for tax impact to all FedEx companies
  • Evaluate, document conclusions, and communicate to management tax impact for various tax special projects

Tax Controversy
  • Represent all FedEx companies in Tax Audits including federal/state/local and international tax issues
  • Analyze, review and interpret information to complete Information Document Requests for federal/state/local and international tax audits
  • Develop and review detailed documentation supporting tax requests
  • Prepare/review memorandums documenting tax conclusions and communicate to management

Legislative Analysis
  • Review and evaluate tax legislation and legislative changes.
  • Form conclusions related to tax legislation and communicate the tax impact to management. 
  • Interpret tax legislation to ensure appropriate application for tax reporting purposes.
  • Create/review detailed documentation/calculations supporting tax impact of legislative changes

  • Assist in management coordination of the Tax internship and mentoring programs.
  • Assist, as needed, with training, learning and development function for the Tax organization.
  • Assist with vendor management
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Knowledge Considered a Plus:
  • Strong technical knowledge of international inbound taxation compliance and analysis, including such areas as:
    • Foreign Tax Credit analysis and calculation
    • Subpart F analysis and Section 78 Gross up calculation
    • Foreign Source Income determination including expense allocation & apportionment
    • Foreign currency gain/loss calculation under section 985/987/988
    • International M&A and restructuring transaction analysis and disclosure statements
    • Form 1118, 5471, 8858 & 8865 preparation/review
    • Earnings & Profits calculations
    • Tax basis calculation
    • Dual Consolidated Loss (DCL) analysis/reporting/recapture
  • Ability to lead complex tax projects while ensuring timely and accurate results
  • Experience with IRS audit assistance
  • CPA or advanced degree in accounting or finance
  • Strong analytical, technical, tax accounting, technology and research skills and experience in research and planning related to international tax issues.
  • Excellent problem solving, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics or related discipline. Five (5) years directly related tax experience in public accounting or corporate tax department. Strong human relations, analytical, communications and research skills.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Want a career where you are empowered to make a difference? Want to work for a company that is environmentally responsible? Want to grow and develop on the job? If so, FedEx is the place for you! Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions. FedEx serves more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx employees. FedEx has over 400,000 talented employees who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding. FedEx has been recognized on many different lists both for business success and for being a great employer.

Here are some of the recognitions FedEx has received from the past couple of years:

  • FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies” – 2016
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine “100 Best Corporate Citizens” – 2016
  • InformationWeek “Elite 100” – 2016
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises” - 2016
  • Reputation Institute “World’s Most Reputable Companies” – 2015
  • Black Enterprise “40 Best Companies For Diversity” – 2015

When 400,000 employees around the globe are all working together it is amazing what we can achieve! FedEx connects people and ideas. If you would like to make a difference on a global scale while receiving top notch benefits, competitive pay, and plenty of opportunities to develop, click ‘Apply’ and tell us more about yourself.

EEO Statement - FedEx is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (minorities/females/disability/veterans) that is committed to diversifying its workforce.