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Newell Brands Director, US Federal Tax in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Title: Director, US Federal Tax

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reporting Manager: VP, Tax Global Reporting and Compliance

Position Overview:

The Director – US Federal Tax will lead all aspects of the Company's domestic federal income tax function, including oversight of the consolidated federal tax return and the US Federal tax provision, support the US federal controversy, manage calculations supporting both internal and external transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the overall domestic tax compliance process, including domestic estimated tax payments, and the Federal tax compliance.

  • Manages the co-sourcing compliance engagement with the third-party service provider.

  • Oversees the senior manager in charge of the US federal tax provision process including the current and deferred provision for the US entities, documenting and maintaining all the US federal uncertain tax positions, and documenting and analyzing realizability of US federal tax attributes.

  • Oversees the senior manager in charge of the US international inclusion items impacting the federal provision and tax return.

  • Directs the preparation of work papers and tax returns to ensure compliance with federal laws and regulations. Responsible for writing tax memos in order to document the Company's tax positions when appropriate.

  • Interpret and provide guidance on any new US federal tax laws that impact the tax return or the provision.

  • Analyzes and reviews accounting books and records to determine tax issues and recommends solutions based on findings.

  • Directs any change of accounting methods for the Company which drives significant cost savings to the Company.

  • Provides advice and counsel on audit responses, settlement opportunities and strategy. Serves as a resource to the Controversy leaders for federal and state in resolving audit issues.

  • Participates with acquisitions to help ensure they are structured in a manner that minimizes taxes.

  • Liaises with the tax planning director and team members to provide support for US federal matters or data in support of acquisitions, dispositions, tax planning projects.

  • Collaborate with the transfer pricing director to ensure contemporaneous documentation aligned with filing of the tax returns and support of data the team may need, as well as to understand the US to US transfer pricing strategy to ensure optimization of expenses and benefits.

  • Liaise with both the State director and US International planning director to ensure planning and strategy achieves a result that works for all and not just in a silo.

  • Manage both US cash taxes and worldwide cash taxes for quarterly reporting and planning.

  • Manage and develop direct and indirect reports.

  • Collaborate with director peers to show leadership to the tax team and collectively help drive team initiatives.


  • 12+ years of experience in public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, or company operating in a complex, global environment required.

  • At least 10 years of experience with interpreting tax laws, technical documents and government regulations.

  • Experience interpreting and communicating technical tax issues to non-technical internal or external clients.

  • Experience in managing outside consultants and budget-related issues.

  • At least 10 years of experience in federal tax.

  • At least some experience in accounting for income tax.

  • Experience with MS Office Suite.

  • At least 5 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics

  • CPA, JD or Master's Degree in Taxation

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.