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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:33 AM

Requisition Number: SS:9959
Area of Interest: Accounting : Audit
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full:time
Our Company
Founded in 1956, Williams:Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high:quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams:Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams:Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully:designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. Weve seen some big changes since our first brick:and:mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasnt changed is our passion for high:quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, were a multi:brand, multi:channel, global enterprise supported by state:of:the:art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing : and were always looking for new energy and ideas.
Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have the ability to be a big:picture, strategic thinker with the willingness to roll:up sleeves and execute. The candidate will operate with a sense of urgency and will have the proven ability to work across diverse lines of an expanding global organization. It is essential that the successful candidate has strong communication and leadership skills, a well:rounded tax background, strong management experience, hands:on accounting experience and a desire to problem solve in a non:routine, dynamic environment.
Specific Responsibilities
* Lead a tax team via mentorship and continuous development, fostering a culture of constant improvement and progress.
* Lead and direct relationships with external consulting firms to manage the companys outsourced indirect tax and state and local direct tax compliance, ensuring compliance with all such required tax return filings.
* Lead and direct relationships with external law and consulting firms to plan, implement and execute our tax strategies.
* Advise the company on the relevant SALT implications of our international and domestic operations and recommended courses of action.
* Provide expertise on evolving tax structures to optimally support companys expected growth.
* Oversee implementation and maintenance of domestic transfer pricing strategies.
* Partner with various leaders across the company to develop and implement tax strategies, as necessary.
* Identify, analyze and implement other tax planning opportunities or ways to mitigate tax risks.
* Manage activities including review of accounts, tax returns, ruling requests and any other interaction with tax advisors and tax authorities.
* Provide the necessary audit support for any relevant examination by tax authorities.
* Oversee the resolution of any tax issues related to acquisitions, restructuring or tax audits.
* Monitor and analyze tax cases, regulations and laws in order to convey to management information regarding technical developments and their application to relevant SALT issues and their financial statement impact, if any.
* Prepare and present tax updates for presentation to upper management, as requested. Review and approve monthly use tax accruals, journal entries, account reconciliations and related supporting documentation.
* Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Taxation required
* Masters degree and/or JD preferred
* CPA and Big 4 tax experience required
* Minimum of 10 years of progressive tax experience (with a blend of public accounting and public multinational retail experience a plus)
* Strong technical knowledge of SALT and accounting, SEC rules and r


• Location: San Francisco

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