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Transfer Pricing Manager

Deerfield, IL · Accounting/Finance
The Company: 
One of the nation's largest drugstore chains and the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with the company each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. The company operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Approximately 400 stores offer a Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

Position Overview:
The Manager, Transfer Pricing is a new role within the Global Tax Team. The role reports to the Senior Director, Global Transfer Pricing and will work and interact with the Sr. Manager (located in the UK), Transfer Pricing Manager (located in Deerfield, IL), analysts and other members of the tax, finance, accounting and legal departments as well as business line professionals on all aspects of developing, implementing, maintaining, testing and defending WBA's transfer pricing policies. The role will be responsible for various transfer pricing matters within the Group, as designated by the Senior Director, Global Transfer Pricing.

  • Manages the tax process and implements short and long-term tax savings strategies by collaborating with the various tax functions.
  • Partners with planning function to provide support and development of new processes for planning projects.
  • Develops staff by explaining complex tax concepts and procedures, documentation and presentation requirements, research and writing techniques, business transactions, and tax minimization and audit defense strategy.
  • Support audit function by analyzing and reviewing information requests and collaborating in the resolution of audit issues.
  • Participates in divisional and company-wide projects and programs to develop engagement for division-wide and company-wide initiatives.
  • Manages the preparation of tax filings which minimize overall tax liability to the Company and continually develops tax improvements to minimize tax liability.
  • Upon acquisition, implements processes with acquired company’s management to integrate processes.
  • Partners and collaborates in the tax audit defense process.
  • Partners and collaborates in the development and execution of tax strategies that reduces overall tax costs/burdens to the Company.
  • Collaborates with Finance and Accounting on tax and accounting issues impacting the Company’s financials.
  • May develop, mentor, coach and manage staff ensuring the development of employees through orientation, training, establishing objectives, communication of rules, and constructive discipline; builds employee morale, motivation and loyalty.
  • Proactively recommends changes in tax procedures, tax methodology and/or tax calculations to tax teams.
  • Monitors tax legislation and provides advice on tax issues. Conducts research of applicable tax laws in order to resolve complex tax issues and resolves tax issues and develops best practices for team to implement.
  • Manages consulting relationships by identifying consultants for projects, developing scope and fees for task order and managing project deliverables by consultants.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion OR High School/GED and 5 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion.
  • Experience with technical tax laws, regulations and interpreting tax laws.
  • Experience supporting the execution of tax strategy based on the key objectives and goals of the Company.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • At least 1 year experience of direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of transfer pricing experience and progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience with controversy management with various tax authorities including, but not limited to, the IRS and HMRC.
  • Experience preparing and negotiating APA submissions
  • Advanced degree (MBA, JD, PH.D) is preferred.
  • Big four public accounting/ law firm combined with in-house experience is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and partner well with people at all levels within an organization.
  • Self-starter, hard working quick learner
  • Able to work in a dynamic, informal, often ambiguous rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide senior management with actionable advice with respect to complex transfer pricing issues.

Benefits & Perks:
  • Company paid life insurance and voluntary life & personal accident insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Disability
  • Profit Sharing Plan – 401(k)
  • Company Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Health, Prescription Drugs, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Flu Shots and Travel Consultations
  • Child Care
  • Prescription Savings Club
  • Transportation Benefit Plan
  • Work & Life Resources
Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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