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Senior Manager, Global Tax Operations & Technology

General Mills

General Mills

IT, Operations
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Job Description

Our Tax Team is on a journey to build and enhance capabilities to align with our business needs, external requirements, and to support our organization. Our work will drive profitable growth, mitigate risk, and enable us to support innovation for the enterprise.

In the Tax Operations Senior Manager role, you will partner with Tax, D&T, and cross functional finance teams to develop and gain alignment for all aspects of data collection and management for tax reporting, provision, accounting and any other compliance activities in the function. You will also own and manage the relationship with all third-party vendors and shared service partners that provide technology and/or tax co-source support.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Functional Responsibilities:
    • Lead across all aspects of data management and technology capabilities for tax reporting, provision, accounting and any other compliance activities in the function
    • Manage and drive global tax data centralization, automation, governance, reporting, management and global data request fulfillment for all tax areas ​
    • Develop and manage tax data and operational governance strategy as well as tax data retention strategy
    • Manage and drive assessment of current tax technology tools and applications to recommend methods to enhance integration between tools, reduce costs, and optimize the use of technology
    • Develop, maintain, and advocate for the Tax Technology Roadmap, planning for needs arising from changes in the external environment, internally-driven improvements, and ensuring Tax requirements are considered in enterprise initiatives
    • Oversee tax-owned technology capabilities, including setting the strategy, governance model and development plans for tools such as Alteryx and Tableau as deployed within Tax
  • Management Responsibilities:
    • Manage and lead Tax Operations team
    • Collaborate with director/senior manager peers to drive team initiatives and ensure the right prioritization of projects across the department
    • Direct and manage work of external vendors that assist in tax work. Own and manage the relationship with all third-party vendors and shared service partners that provide technology and/or tax co-source support
  • Cross Functional Responsibilities:
    • Closely collaborate with other tax teams​, functional teams, global and regional business units to facilitate and manage data sourcing and integration
    • Collaborate with D&T on automation, data and technology improvement opportunities ​
    • Design and implement process improvement and analytic initiatives to drive efficiency in data collection and reporting capabilities to various stakeholders​​​
  • Peformance Metrics:
    • Effective management of tax data sourcing and integration
    • Effective management and maintenance of tax technology tools and applications
    • Effective collaboration with other teams to identify data management improvement opportunities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in tax, accounting, finance, business management, technology or related fields ​
  • At least 5 years minimum of combined tax operations, corporate tax, or corporate finance experience
  • Ability to operate independently and assess risk in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to communicate complex tax technical topics to non-tax stakeholders
  • Strong communication, project management, and leadership skills
  • Technical aptitude for data, process and systems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, etc.) in tax, accounting, finance, business management, technology or related fields
  • 8+ years tax operations or corporate tax experience​​ with 3+ years of direct management experience
  • Global and cross-functional team leadership experience
  • Knowledge of tax technology and tax data management, including experience with
  • Alteryx or similar automation toolset, corporate tax systems (CorpTax/OneSource), and data visualization tools

COMPANY OVERVIEW

We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.


Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $121700.00 - $182700.00 / Annually. At General Mills we strive for each employee's pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences performance and skills for their current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.