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Senior Director, Head of Global Tax- Edina, Minnesota

  • Department Finance
  • Location United States - Edina, MN
Guidewire Software is looking for a Senior tax executive that will have responsibility for all aspects of our global tax organization.  As a Senior executive of the Finance organization, the Head of Tax will provide leadership and oversight of global tax planning, tax accounting, tax reporting, compliance, establishing global tax policies, and tax audits.  You will interact with all levels of management including the Company’s executive team and audit committee.  You will partner with cross-functional teams to proactively drive the best business decisions while minimizing the Company’s effective tax rate and cash taxes.  You will manage a high performing tax team.  In your important role as Head of Tax you will be responsible for the following: 

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain global tax policies.
  • Manage the review of the quarterly and annual tax provision, ensuring that the global tax accounting and related disclosures are prepared accurately and timely.
  • Manage the review of the quarterly and annual non-GAAP tax provision that part of our non-GAAP reporting and guidance provided to investors.
  • Develop and execute global tax planning to minimize tax risk, the Company’s effective tax rate, and cash taxes.
  • Present tax planning and tax results to the executive team and audit committee.
  • Strategic business partner that leads the tax related analysis of the Company’s evolving business model.
  • Review and monitor global tax legislation with timely communication to the executive team of impact and proposed actions.
  • Develop, mentor, and lead tax team members with a commitment to invest in the training of each individual.
  • Provide tax technical advice to all business partners, including commercial operations, payroll, and expatriate taxation.
  • Oversight of global tax compliance filings and audit activity.
  • Lead tax due diligence and integration for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Manage global transfer pricing policies.
  • Oversight of indirect tax compliance, planning, and audits.

Customer and Industry Knowledge

  • Minimum of 15 years of related tax experience in public accounting and at a publicly traded multinational company.
  • Outstanding people and project management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of income tax provision and accounting requirements under ASC 740.
  • Experience with complex international and intellectual property tax planning.
  • Strong preference for individual with previous experience leading the tax function at a global company.

  • Education/Training
  • ·        JD or BS/BA degree in Accounting /Business.
  • ·        CPA, LLM, or MS Taxation preferred.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
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