International Tax Counsel in ARMONK, New York | DiversityInc Careers

International Tax Counsel

Job Description
We are seeking an experienced candidate with strong technical skills and high executive potential to join IBM's corporate tax department as International Tax Counsel. The selected candidate will work closely with various business units, country management and advisors to create and implement strategies to help optimize IBM's financial tax rate and cash tax expense. In addition, the candidate will provide on-going monitoring of, and commentary on, applicable tax legislation and regulations; and provide timely information to tax operations in order to facilitate financial statement preparation and tax compliance. The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills in areas such as:
  • new tax reform legislation,
  • subchapter C, including section 367;
  • subpart F income;
  • the foreign tax credit system;
  • the taxation of financial instruments;
  • and should have familiarity with transfer pricing and partnership rules.

The ideal candidate should also have between 5-7 years of experience:
  • working with a diverse and global team;
  • working with senior business leaders, finance, treasury and legal teams to clearly articulate tax concepts;
  • calculating the tax consequences of a transaction for use in financial modeling;
  • reviewing financial statements and valuation reports;
  • developing structuring plans to guide execution in a manner that meets the business and other functional teams needs;
  • working with tax accounting to ensure that transactions are properly recorded in the books and records; and
  • collaborating within IBM Tax to ensure that all projects are accurately reported on IBM's tax returns and are properly documented for audit.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 5 years experience in technical tax
  • At least 5 years experience in tax research
  • At least 5 years experience in tax and legal writing
  • Licensed in Law or Accounting (CPA)
  • English: Fluent

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Master's Degree in Law
  • At least 7 years experience in technical tax
  • At least 7 years experience in tax research
  • At least 7 years experience in tax and legal writing

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.