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Director Tax

Dallas , Texas


Performs supervisory assignments in the area of Property Taxation. Typical responsibilities for this position include: (1)

supporting, reviewing, and improving 3rd party vendors' equipment and business enterprise appraisals; (2) analyzing and

interpreting pending and enacted tax legislation and legal precedent to identify tax opportunities; (3) conducting research

to advise management of the tax implications associated with Company business activities; (4) formulating, developing,

and taking ownership role for nationally-leveraged tax strategies and deliverables; (5) performing tax impact analyses

associated with anticipated changes in legal structure and/or business operating activities; (6) reviewing, evaluating

and organizing best practice strategies from each of the legacy AT&T companies so as to provide recommendations

to management for improving and integrating new initiatives that make the property tax function more efficient; and,

(7) conducting financial analysis to support multi-region field offices. This professional will need to be able to work

independently, and to exercise competent judgment within generally defined practices and policies in finding and selecting

methods/techniques which meet Company objectives. The candidate needs to be proficient in professional appraisal and

legal concepts so as to resolve complex property tax issues in effective ways. This job also requires detailed analyses of

significant and unique issues of a diverse scope where multiple intangible factors come into play. As such, the candidate

will need strong interpersonal skills to develop working relationships across a wide range of Company teams (both inside

and outside of the Tax Department) so as to draw on knowledge and resources from multiple disciplines in furthering the

property tax effort. Candidate should have a min. of 8+ yrs. of Utility or Telecom property tax experience with Industry or

a Big 4 accounting firm (min. of 3 yrs in centrally assessed property tax area), or a minimum of 8 years conducting both

business enterprise and equipment appraisals. The candidate is required to have detailed knowledge and understanding

of valuation and appraisal theory and concepts, and should have completed significant formal appraisal/valuation

education. Fee appraisal experience is a plus. Strong writing skills, extensive Excel spreadsheet analysis, CCH and

Westlaw tax research, Microsoft Word, Access (or equivalent database software) and PowerPoint skills are also required.

MAI or ASA licensed appraiser, Certified Public Accountant, and or a Juris Doctorate is preferred but not required.

Principal Functional Skills / Competencies associated with this Title:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial and Accounting Systems
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of Organization
  • Managing Expenses and Finances
  • MS Excel
  • Office Support Tools
  • Tax Audits
  • Tax Management
  • Tax Operations
  • Tax Regulations

Job ID 1819959 Date posted 08/15/2018

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