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Assist in the corporate international tax research and planning function. Manage international tax audits as assigned. Support the Company’s global transfer pricing strategy and policy as well as the quarterly and year-end tax accounting process with respect to international operations. Interface regularly with Finance Division, Legal Department and Corporate Senior management, as well as business teams regarding strategic impact of international tax planning and transfer pricing issues.



RESPONSIBILITIES:


· Provide tax technical direction, advisory services and coordination in developing and implementing international tax strategies.


· Participate in the international tax planning initiatives to determine the impact of new initiatives on Gap Operating Strategies

· Work with Corporate and Finance Division Business partners to develop plans that harmonize tax planning with Long-term business plans.


· Manage selected international tax audits, develop appropriate positions and strategies, and (when necessary) engage in negotiations necessary to achieve resolution.


· Coordinate international tax strategies with outside Counsel, Tax and Accounting advisors


· Support and coordinate with Director of Transfer Pricing for transfer pricing related issues including APA, transfer pricing reports, audits, documentation, and competent authority.


· Provide technical support and coordinate with Director of International Tax Compliance on US tax reporting for foreign subsidiaries including Form 5471s and 1118, maintaining e&p and tax pools, analyzing US inclusion amounts and local tax compliance issues. Provide high level review, identify, research and analyze new issues related to compliance area.


· Provide technical support for quarterly and year end tax provision calculation relating to international operations for SEC and local statutory financials through high level review.


· Manage and develop international tax personnel.



Qualifications


•Extensive Knowledge of Federal income taxation as it relates to international (cross-border) transactions

•Working knowledge of International taxation in Europe and Asia

•Excellent communication (verbal and written) and financial analysis skills required to convey the tax impacts of complex technical issues to nontax stakeholders

•The ability to integrate strategic business objectives with overall tax strategies

•Strong training and people development skills

•Undergraduate degree (4 years post high school required)

•One or more of the following a plus; – CPA, MST, JD

•Minimum 10 years direct tax experience (domestic, international or state)

•Minimum 7 years direct tax experience in international tax.

•Project management skills required

•Minimum 5 years management experience.

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