Job Description

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Global Tax Director

  • Job Tag: #LI-SC1
  • Posted: December 14,2023
SkyWater is thrilled to be working on a fully retained search for Tennant Company, a recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. Our client is hiring a Global Tax Director to lead and develop the Global Tax Team in accountability for all aspects of tax compliance, planning, tax accounting, and business support.  In addition, the Tax Director will keep abreast of tax legislative developments and recommend filing positions and supervise and mentor a staff of 3 direct and 2 indirect reports.  

This role is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Local candidates preferred but will consider candidates willling to relocate to the Twin Cities. 


  • Lead the company’s tax department, building and managing a team of individuals and fostering a positive work environment
  • Develop operational tax strategies and processes
  • Update Senior Management and Audit Committee of Board of Directors on tax rate forecasts, legislative developments, and other critical tax matters
  • Provide strong business partnership and support new business initiatives by analyzing tax implications and advising on tax efficient structuring alternatives
  • Oversee preparation of US GAAP world-wide tax provision and related financial statement disclosures ensuring compliance with ASC 740; Manage communications with internal and external auditors
  • Partner with local country finance colleagues to ensure compliance with all foreign tax return filing and statutory reporting requirements
  • Oversee and manage 3rd party tax providers with respect to US income tax compliance filings
  • Identify and implement tax planning opportunities to minimize tax liabilities and compliance burden.
  • Manage federal, state, and foreign tax audits and disputes.
  • Review internal transfer pricing policies; oversee preparation of all required documentation necessary to comply with global transfer pricing standards and to support intra-group transactions
  • Monitor global legislative developments; evaluate the impact to the company and update VP and Senior Management team
  • Manage tax due diligence, structuring, tax efficient financing, and integration aspects of M&A transactions

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with accounting emphasis. MBT or other advanced tax courses a plus. CPA and/or law degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of corporate tax experience in a large CPA firm and/or corporate tax department.
  • Tax experience should include compliance, research, planning and income tax accounting with focus on federal and international income taxes.
  • Tax experience in a multi-national manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of ASC 740 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) control process.
  • Supervisory and project management required.

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