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Director Tax Job

ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, INC

This is a Full-time position in Conyers, GA posted February 7, 2021.

n n nnAcuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry.

We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.

Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.

Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.

nn n About this Position n nnAcuity Brands Lighting has an immediate opening for a Director
– Tax.

Your mission will be to drive high standards of qualitative operations results while pursuing process efficiency gains through innovative thinking about software automation and intelligent design of human decision points.

nn n What we are looking for in you: n Leadership: Navigates and leads the team with strong skills in team development; defines what winning looks like, holds self and team accountable Execution: Delivers projects and daily work in a timely, well-planned manner Strategic: Thinks creatively; develops near, mid, and long-range objectives for team Operational partnership: Works successfully with operational teams (such as Sales or Customers) to create win-win processes and procedures Technical savvy: Has desire and ability to understand how systems work as well as identify opportunities to change existing or implement new systems Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project and manages multiple priorities at a time Collaboration: Works well with a range of people throughout the business Analytical skills: Has ability to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights Problem Solving: Identifies root cause; provides practical solutions to problems; has ability to use Acuity Business System (Lean) tools to eliminate waste Communication: Communicates clearly across multiple channels of communication (verbal, email, PowerPoint) n How you will contribute: n Direct quarterly worldwide income tax provision process, including preparation and review responsibilities Direct daily operating and administrative activities of the tax department including: maintain department budget and oversee invoice payments for outside services, responding to business support requests throughout entire global operation, manage special projects involving cross-functional business associates, manage outside professional services and fees, provide support for staff members on various tasks, support VP on various projects and initiatives Manage and monitor SOX controls compliance and internal audit control documentation requirements, including, review and approve monthly account reconciliations, and approval on other control function performed by Tax department staff.

Direct federal and multi-state income tax return compliance through co-sourcing relationship with PWC Direct efforts to minimize impact from tax audits across global business footprint Evaluate and transform tax department processes, including working with cross-functional partners across the business to achieve optimal qualitative and efficiency results Utilize analytics to better understand tax operations results & achieve team goals Maintain, update, and enforce appropriate methods, polices and principles across all tax department responsibilities Oversee preparation of quarterly & yearend workpapers supporting external & internal audits n Qualified Applicants will have: n Certified Public Accountant 10+ years of progressive corporate tax experience – prefer mix of Big 4 accounting firm and public corporation tax Extensive experience preparing and reviewing worldwide US income tax provisions US GAAP expertise with extensive knowledge and experience with application of ASC 740 Strong experience with US federal income tax laws and fluency with US income tax returns Strong familiarity with Multi-state income tax concepts and tax returns Experience with US tax laws relating to foreign subsidiary operations Familiarity with general foreign country concepts across income tax, VAT and withholding tax requirements Strong working knowledge of ERP systems, consolidation systems software, and tax compliance software Desire to inspire, motivate and develop staff members through modelling and real-time constructive feedback Intermediate to advanced Excel skills required nn We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!

nn nnPlease utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. nn nn We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

nn nn Please click here and here for more information.

nn nn Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.

If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.

Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition.

nn nn Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property.

Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

nn nn Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.

This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

nn nn n Nearest Major Market: Atlanta n Job Segment: Accounting, Manager, Outside Sales, Tax, ERP, Finance, Management, Sales, Technology nn n n

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