PwC Tax Reporting & Strategy - Deals - Director in Chicago, Illinois

A career in our Tax Reporting and Strategy practice, within Innovation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients’ tax departments redesign, redefine, and redeploy tax to be a strategic asset across the enterprise. You’ll focus on assisting clients incorporate increased automation in the tax reporting process, increase analytic capabilities through data integration, and create solid internal controls that will enable the Tax function to deliver better quality output and contribute more strategically to organisational decision making.

Our team helps our clients expand the tax role to include research, analytics, and technologies to improve how their organisation collaborates and performs. You’ll focus on enhancing the tax reporting process by incorporating increased automation, integrating quality data, developing analytic capabilities, and utilising technology to deliver better quality output in less time.

Responsibilities

As a Director, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively lead the practise by setting strategy, drive the development of new business in the market, and provide technical advice across disciplines

  • Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalise on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units and sectors

  • Identifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunities

  • Responsibility for a majority of day to day client communications

  • Responsibility to shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria

  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Responsibility for management of engagement financials

  • Helping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching

The Deals group within Tax Reporting & Strategy (TRS) is comprised of subject matter specialists who provide planning and implementation consulting during every stage of the M&A lifecycle between the signing of the deal through full integration or separation.

  • Job Requirements and Preferences : Basic Qualifications : Minimum Degree Required : Bachelor Degree Required Fields of Study : Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Quantitative Finance, Accounting & Technology, Finance & Technology Minimum Years of Experience : 8 year(s) Certification(s) Required : At least one of the following: CPA, EA, Admission to the Bar, Professional Certification in Project Management (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt/Lean Black Belt/Master Black Belt, Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), SAP Certified Professional, Oracle Certified Professional Preferred Qualifications : Preferred Knowledge/Skills : Demonstrates proven intimate knowledge of, and/or success in managerial roles involving, consulting with clients in full lifecycle of project phases including strategy, requirements through implementation, including the following areas: - eLeading ERP engagements--defining ERP tax integration needs, configuring document management and automated workflow platforms, and assessing tax point solution software; - Leading clients to define operational efficiencies and mitigating risk within their tax functions; - Leveraging extensive knowledge of Transfer Pricing and Tax Depreciation/Fixed Assets; - Understanding tax-related data analytics, including a proven track record of supporting tax strategy in tax functions of provisions and compliance; - Leading a virtual team and collaborate across various geographies; and, - Driving pipeline and sales opportunities.Demonstrates proven thought-leader level abilities and success with implementing ERP Systems (such as SAP and Oracle) and tax-related applications, such as OneSource and Corptax, including: - Collaboration with corporate tax departments and tax data in data management projects, including leveraging MS Project, MS Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel to create project deliverables; - Tax provision and compliance processes; - Indirect tax application space (e.g. Vertex, Sabrix); and, - Thought leadership development in the Tax ERP integration space. Demonstrates proven intimate ability to identify and address client needs: developing and sustaining deep client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify and sell potential new service opportunities; preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials; and defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection. Demonstrates proven intimate ability and/or direct experience as a team leader: leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation. Demonstrates proven extensive ability to utilize effectively written and verbal business communication skills within a professional business services environment, including interacting with clients and firm staff and/or management. Interact cross-vertical to drive collaboration and integration of other solutions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.