Director Sales Tax

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 18, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Director Sales Tax
Classification: Exempt
Date: March 2019

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. Within Sales Tax, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact—rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.

This role in Sales Tax requires a strong emphasis on boldness, curiosity and accountability.  These skills will support your work including: leading a team of 8-10, delivering on expense minimization, as well as supporting accurate & efficient processes. It will also rely on your accounting skills to serve as key decision maker in accounting policy and controls. Your role will be critical to ensuring the success of Target's core retail operation and new business initiatives by providing thoughtful and responsive support to business partners throughout the company.  In leading the Sales Tax function, your mission will be to ensure:

  • The technical expertise and career development of the team 
  • Target guests can be confident in our sales tax decisions and execution at point of sale - both in store and online 
  • Target procurement teams pay the appropriate amount of sales/use tax for Target purchases
  • Best in class business controls and documentation for sales tax operations related to compliance, accounting, and tax decisions
  • Contemporaneous evaluation of pending and potential legislation as well as support for our Government Affairs team, both locally and nationally
  • Clear, effective framework for supporting full spectrum of  Sales Tax controversy work
  • Enterprise systems and reporting meet the needs of Tax  
About you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent
  • 10+ years of Sales Tax experience with a national public firm or equivalent experience in a large corporate tax department
  • Strong leadership and team development skills
  • Proven decision making skills and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills advocating for tax matters both internally and with external auditors
  • Strong business acumen and customer focus including ability to articulate technical matters and financial statement impact
  • Knowledge of Vertex, Avalara  or similar tax software
  • Knowledge/proficiency in technology including background in utilizing robotics, automation and advanced analytical and data visualization tools


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