Senior Director, Tax Planning, Research and Audits (Remote)

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
31 Mar 2022
Closes
14 Sep 2022
Ref
R35461
Function
Finance
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

Reporting to the Vice President, Tax and Risk Management, the Senior Director, Tax Planning, Research and Audits will lead activities related to federal and state tax credits, employee benefits, executive compensation, domestic legal entity structuring, federal and state tax controversies, special projects and legislation, working closely with peer groups responsible for tax accounting, reporting, and international tax planning.

This role is based out of the San Francisco office and requires you to be in the office on an occasional basis for critical in-person meetings and/or job duties that cannot be performed remotely. Pursuant to Gap Inc.'s policy, as of September 7, 2021, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.'s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do

  • Lead team in developing programs to claim and support WOTC, R&D and other tax credits
  • Solve issues for Tax Compliance and Tax Accounting Teams
  • Partner with and advise groups responsible for the 401(k) plan, deferred compensation, plan, cafeteria plan benefits, employee discounts, and fringe benefits. Review of all Form 5500 annual filings
  • Work with Director of Tax Planning to resolve program issues involving Gap Foundation. Partner with the sustainability group on major initiatives such as the US AID program
  • Advise Tax Department and business partners regarding tax consequences of transactions involving specific legal entities and recommend most efficient alternatives. Simplify structure where feasible. Work with transfer pricing team to maintain efficient and defensible intercompany compensation arrangements.
  • Work with Legal, Corporate Controller's Group, and Compensation to handle issues regarding (1) Gap, Inc. BOD reporting, (2) compensation, (3) deferred compensation, and (4) tax questions raised by BOD members.
  • Identify and investigate opportunities for reducing federal and state income taxes. Partner with Tax Accounting and International Tax groups as appropriate.
  • Defend Company's federal and State tax filing positions with minimum possible financial statement and cash flow impact and develop the necessary support for positions taken
  • Manage all federal and state income tax audits
  • Partner with other teams at Gap to meet the needs of the business, including FP&A, Corporate Controller's Group, and Treasury as well as other groups within the Tax Department
  • Analyze proposed federal and state legislation and partner with Government Affairs and industry groups to advocate for the Company's positions
  • Support Strategy and Growth Office initiatives including new business initiatives and M&A


Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree, with CPA and/or Law degree
  • Seasoned tax professional experience in public accounting, law firm and/or a multinational corporate tax department
  • Extensive experience leading tax teams at a large global public company
  • Advanced Federal tax technical expertise, particularly in the areas of research and planning and audit controversy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to message effectively to senior management and non-tax professionals
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate, develop relationships and partner effectively across the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and maintain high level of attention to detail


Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row. US Candidates - Non NYCPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc's quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.'s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.US Candidates - NYCBeginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).

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