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International Tax Manager

Job Number:  10816
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863

Position Overview

This position will manage all tax aspects of the international operations of the Magna US group of companies, including compliance, tax provision, and tax planning initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of all International forms (including Forms 5471, 5472, 8858, 8865, and 1042)
  • Manage aspects of the annual and quarterly income tax provision processes related to the inbound and outbound investments, activities, and operations of the Magna US group.
  • Assist and/or lead planning initiatives with cross border implications, to include project planning and resourcing, issues identification and resolution, modeling, development of options and risk assessments, preparing and presenting a business case to pursue transactions, driving implementation and ensuring post-implementation actions necessary to meet project objectives.
  • Regularly seek to identify, drive and implement process improvements within the Tax Department
  • Research, analyze and document tax issues as they arise and ensure that all working papers are audit-ready
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Tax Department personnel throughout the organization to achieve objectives and utilize available resources to optimize efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Assist in responding to and resolving inquiries relating to international tax matters by federal taxing authorities, including tax audits
  • Clearly communicate issues, opportunities and solutions to senior management and other team members
  • Learn the business and the corporate org chart, and identify and proactively engage key constituencies throughout the organization to build effective working relationships and further Tax Department objectives
  • Other assignments, as required



  • Minimum 10 years of corporate income tax experience with a significant concentration in international taxation.  A mix of industry and public accounting experience is preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of international tax rules and ability to perform research and clearly and cogently document facts, issues, and conclusions 
  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of tax return processes and possession of strong financial accounting skills


Management responsibilities:                                        

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Follows the principals of the Magna Employee’s Charter and promotes the ‘Open Door’ policy
  • Develop, manage, mentor and motivate junior team members
  • Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and counseling employees; identifying, addressing and resolving problems


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Accounting required
  • Advanced tax-related degree and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience managing and developing a team of tax professionals
  • Experience with OneSource, HFM, Microsoft Suite, including PowerBI, and other leading-edge application software highly desired.


Special Knowledge / Skills:

  • Working and technical knowledge of US international tax rules a must – relevant experience includes:
    • E&P Calculations
    • Subpart F
    • Foreign tax credit, including income sourcing and expense apportionment
    • BEAT, FDII, GILTI, and interest limitation regimes
    • Cross-border financing
    • Repatriation planning
    • Dual consolidated loss (DCL)
  • ASC740, FIN 48, APB 23 and US GAAP accounting
  • Transfer pricing experience is helpful
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects/assignments and meet deadlines with available resources
  • Strong project management skills, especially ability to drive through to completion


Physical Demands / Work Environment:                                

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. 
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to travel required
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