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Director of Tax Planning

Job ID 17010802 Date posted 5/18/ 2017

Director of Tax Planning - (17010802)


Reporting to the Head of Tax, the Director of Tax Planning is responsible for research, planning and implementation of tax projects primarily related to international tax matters, proper tax reporting of transactional results in the financial statements and tax returns, special projects, and audit defense.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads domestic and international tax planning including:
  • Operational and other transactional tax planning including optimizing and structuring business transactions;
  • Intercompany transactions, financing, and transfer pricing;
  • Entity formation analyses and U.S. tax elections;
  • Consolidated return considerations and planning;
  • Modeling effects of planning and implications of tax law changes; and
  • BEPS and other international matters.
  • Cross-functional collaboration to support deals and business transactions:
  • Oversees tax aspects of M&A/structuring activity including collaboration with outside advisors, various internal stakeholders, and other members of the tax team to manage the company transactions.
  • Work with legal team and outside advisors to review the tax aspects of intercompany and other agreements.
  • Review tax clauses in various contracts and recommend changes and best practices.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams including acquisitions, Legal, Accounting, and Treasury.
  • Tax Reporting and Compliance:
  • Management of the interim and annual tax reporting and related disclosures as it relates to tax planning projects and complex U.S. international tax analyses.
  • Review and opine on reporting for uncertain tax positions related to tax planning, U.S. international tax, and non-U.S. tax positions.
  • Responsible for reviewing non-U.S. valuation allowances.
  • Assist with the determination of presentation and disclosures on financial statements for provision and deferred accounts.
  • Interact closely with tax compliance personnel to assure tax planning, M&A transitions, and other tax technical matters are appropriately addressed in the various prepared tax returns.
  • Other:
  • Serve as subject-matter expert in the full range of inbound and outbound U.S. international taxation areas including Foreign Tax Credit, Subpart F, Section 987, withholding tax, and earnings and profits in CFCs.
  • Manage audit defense for U.S. federal and state tax inquiries.
  • Keep abreast of and disseminate information regarding new tax developments to the tax department, finance leaders, and other impacted groups within the company.



  • Masters of Taxation, Masters of Accountancy, MBA, or JD.
  • CPA or similar certification required.


  • Seeking an experienced Manager through Senior Manager level individual with 7-12 years of tax planning, Big 4, or combination with equivalent industry experience.
  • Exposure to complex transactions and legal entity structures with significant U.S. international tax knowledge.

Essential Skills

  • Successful track record of working in a dynamic, fast-paced and changing environment that is results oriented and collaborative.
  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” to manage priorities.
  • Leadership/management experience.
  • Conversant in complex legal, tax, accounting and operating structures.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate complex tax issues to executives and other departments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Project management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.
  • Strong international and domestic taxation experience – compliance, research, planning, forecasting, and accounting.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. state and local taxation and non-U.S. tax concepts.


Primary Location Dallas-Texas-United States of America Work Locations
US_Corp_Dallas_2828 N. Harwood
2828 N Harwood St 15th Floor
Dallas 75201
Job Tax Organization Finance Schedule Full-time Job Posting May 18, 2017

Why join MoneyGram International?

Not only are we one of the largest money transfer companies in the world, with agents in more than 200 countries and territories, we are industry innovators and game-changers. We continue to outperform our competition in a dynamic industry that moves $600 billion - and growing - around the world each year.

Though we have a large global reach, we maintain a fairly small team of approximately 2,500 employees, which means that each one of our team members plays a meaningful role in our success. MoneyGram is an equal opportunity employer, and we're focused on building our diverse and inclusive teams with top global talent to help us accomplish our goals.

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