Lead Tax Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/9/2020

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Job Description

The Lead Tax Analyst -- to be based in Kalamazoo, MI -- prepares and maintains tax records, returns, reports and other related materials. Participates in the development and implementation of tax strategy. Devises means to minimize tax liability using thorough knowledge of tax laws and regulations. Recommends alternative tax treatments to alleviate or reduce tax burden.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Sr. Manager and Manager in the US federal compliance area.
  • Participate in tax projects in cooperation with other Stryker Tax personnel.
  • Prepare US federal and State pro-forma tax returns.
  • Assist the Global Transfer Pricing Manager with various tax efficient supply chain planning opportunities.
  • Lead the research and documentation of various tax issues related to tax planning, tax return preparation, audit support, etc.
  • Assists with ASC 740 provision in cooperation with the Global Tax Accounting and Reporting group.
  • Contributes towards the completion and review of the quarterly effective rate and any estimated U.S income tax function through oversight, training, and exposure to skills developed through work experience.
  • Prepare and/or review the international portions of the U.S. tax return including 5471s, 8858s, 1118s, and other forms and schedules required to determine the accuracy of the forms and the presentation of tax planning opportunities.
  • Work with the Global Tax Accounting and Reporting to lead the reconciliation of various tax accounts.
  • Support Global Tax team as needed on tax planning projects, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other strategic issues including leading the monitoring and maintaining of recurring transactions.
  • Participate in departmental tax projects as requested.
  • Develop and foster strong working relationships with Business Unit colleagues and cross‐ functional departments.

Education and Special Trainings:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field.
  • CPA or Master's degree required.
  • Prefer a combination of public accounting and corporate experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of income tax or comparable experience.
  • Combination of Fortune 500 corporate tax department and International CPA firm experience preferred.
  • Experience with CorpTax and HFM softwares a plus.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office© applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Should be a self‐starter able to thrive in a fast‐paced, deadline‐driven environment.
  • Must be able to review printed materials.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with individuals from across the Finance Organization, external advisers and consultants.
  • Excellent organization, project management and self‐management skills.
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships internally with business units and cross‐functionally.
  • Open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances and/or ability to work in ambiguous situations.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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