Indirect Tax Planning Director

Houston, TX

Wells Blair, Ltd. is a specialized tax recruitment firm with markets in Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. We align with tax professionals seeking the next step in their career. If you are interested in this opportunity or are interested in discussing the current market and your interests, please submit your information below.

Sales Tax:
  • Lead indirect tax planning projects globally for sales and use taxes, VAT, GST, property tax, excise tax, and other non-income taxes.
  • Develop and conduct extensive indirect training programs throughout all Business Units.  Immediate need for extensive Sales Tax Training, Use Tax Training, Exemption Certificate Training, and Contract Training for new indirect tax legislation changes.    
  • Drive property tax planning initiatives identified and coordinate with property tax consultants.
  • Assist Tax Director in indirect tax reviews on M&A and restructuring projects.
  • Assist Business Units in review of customer and vendor contracts for correct indirect tax application and savings opportunities, as well as be the primary contact for US customers and vendors for US sales & use and property tax matters. 
  • Lead Vertex implementation projects within the Segment, i.e. help develop and maintain sales tax matrix, plant code matrix, drive tax deliverables from Segment and Corporate Tax within implementation deadlines, etc.
  • Monitor Global Indirect Tax trends, legislation, and best-in class practices. 
  • Provide guidance to ledgers undergoing indirect tax audits and requests from the Corporate Sales & Use Tax Department for data.
  • Conduct extensive tax research on sales and use, property tax and other indirect tax matters.
  • Insure ledgers and systems are reporting accurate data to Corporate Sales Tax personnel handling return filings, indirect tax audits, etc.
  • Review Quarterly Self-Testing reports from ledgers and help develop solutions to resolve indirect tax reporting issues.
  • Extensive coordination required with US Corporate Tax group and Region Tax personnel 
  • Required Bachelor degree in Accounting or Related Field; 
  • Required 15+ years leading and driving indirect tax planning projects
  • Oil and Gas Service Industry experience preferred 
  • Must have a strong tax technical research proficiency
  • Public Accounting experience desirable

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