Director Group Taxes

The overall objective of  Corporate Taxes is to create value for the global enterprise, business units, and shareholders by maximizing corporate profitability through minimizing overall tax burden while executing and directing compliance to conform with all legal frameworks in preserving the Company’s reputation and integrity.



Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Ensure compliance with the tax laws of the US and all sub-jurisdictions in which the adidas Group has operations and assist in the minimization of the Group’s consolidated income tax liability.


Collaborate with business units and provide advice/guidance on US tax relevant matters while also managing US tax risk/exposure.


The tax compliance and planning for the adidas Group’s US tax group is comprised of approximately  seven active legal entities with aggregate revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and 100+ tax return filings..



Key Responsibilities:


  • Proactive involvement in understanding the Group’s business strategies and direction in order to identify and develop near and long-term tax and financial strategies
  • Coordinate and oversee implementation of federal, state & international tax and financial planning and restructuring initiatives
  • Oversee preparation and review of US consolidated federal and state income tax returns, incorporating all planning opportunities available to minimize income tax liabilities 
  • Build strong relationships with external tax advisors to ensure timely compliance and risk identification of the Group’s business and tax issues.
  • Effectively manage and resolve US federal and state tax examinations and tax controversies
  • Assist in management and minimization of the Group’s consolidated effective tax rate for financial statement purposes
  • Manage US federal and state tax examinations and execute resulting changes affecting tax compliance filings and tax accounting reporting
  • Address tax compliance, tax accounting, and tax reporting implications of any US acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings
  • Development and defense of intercompany transfer pricing structures
  • Maintain technical competency and keep abreast of developments and changes in US federal and state tax laws, assessing their implications to adidas North America and its subsidiaries
  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate processes and procedures to ensure proper tax governance within the organization.


Key Relationships:


Strong working relationships with financial personnel of the Group’s US entities, as well as external advisors.  Effectively liaise as necessary with US fiscal authorities.  Additionally, partner and collaborate with various disciplines (such as legal, HR, operations, IT) when implementing business or tax strategies.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Ability to coach, guide, manage, and develop a team
  • Excellent communication skills in order to negotiate with internal and/or external parties with possible divergent interests and with different business areas
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Comprehensive business understanding of processes and structure
  • Strong result orientation and pro-activity
  • High degree of stakeholder orientation and appropriate prioritization
  • Ability to maneuver in consistently challenging environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as within a group
  • Ability to execute strategy
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to analyze complex issues and to improve processes and techniques
  • Strong presentation skills to both peers and management
  • Strong project management skills



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting
  • Advanced degree in Tax or Accounting (e.g., CPA, MST) strongly preferred
  • 10+ years relevant Tax experience, including management of international tax planning and/or compliance
  • Diverse background including both “Big 4” and/or multinational public accounting experience and corporate experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience required

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Job Title:  Director Group Taxes

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  470975
Date:  Aug 4, 2022