The Ford Foundation financial services team seeks a dynamic, collaborative, critical thinker in the role of Senior Manager, Tax Planning, Reporting & Compliance responsible for managing all aspects of tax planning, reporting, and compliance functions with the dual responsibilities for the foundation’s corporate taxes as well as global payroll and vendor tax reporting. This role requires in-depth knowledge of IRS statutes and insight into interpreting IRS guidance and rules.
The position is responsible for the preparation and filing of the Foundation’s corporate tax returns, Form 990-PF and 990-T. The Forms require in-depth knowledge of the Foundation’s investment, grant-making, payroll and operational activities, which all have impact on the calculation of the Foundation’s taxes as well as presentation of information on these forms.
Additionally, the position evaluates the tax implications of the Foundation’s corporate and personnel-related activities and ensures compliance with these. Advises management on future changes to tax regulations and the possible impact to the organization. Manages direct relationships with Foundation staff, external auditors and advisor, vendors and other advisors.
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter with refined critical thinking skills and strong ability to partner across the foundation.
This position is primarily a sedentary role. However, the person in this position may need to occasionally move about inside the office to liaise with internal staff, access files, office machinery and a copy machine/printer. Additionally, domestic/international travel will be expected, approximately 20% of working time. Some travel is directly related to grantmaking, but also required to attend team conferences, retreats and meetings.
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The Ford Foundation financial services team seeks a dynamic, collaborative, critical thinker in the role of Senior Manager, Tax Planning, Reporting & Compliance responsible for managing all aspects of tax…
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