Feb 13, 2019

Director, Indirect Tax

  • Nike
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Description

The Nike, Inc. Finance, Strategic Planning and Procurement teams play a key role in fueling the growth of Nike, Inc. Finance identifies opportunities and catalyzes action to drive value for every Nike shareholder. Strategic Planning helps write the future of the business by charting Nike's path forward. Nike Procurement maximizes the value of the company's investments in external resources and secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. Across Nike's diverse geographies and businesses, the teams' unwavering commitment to excellence keeps the company one step ahead of the competition.


NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream, and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

With an aggressive long-term growth strategy, Nike is counting on our Global Finance organization to thrive in its mission: to drive and deliver value to every Nike shareholder. Nike's Tax Team is an innovative and strategic expert function whose mission is to create, optimize, and protect tax value in support of Nike's finance, business, and shareholder objectives. We are looking for leaders, influencers, collaborators, and experts who can champion change as we evolve and help build our blueprint for the future.

As Nike's Director of Indirect Taxes, you will lead and coordinate the Indirect Tax Team in all tax matters related to domestic sales/use, B&O, gross receipts, real and personal property, and business licenses. The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience working across functions to influence business operations, processes, and systems. You will play a significant role in applying and validating tax rates, providing tax information, and supporting team members with technology and process capabilities to create value added solutions for the Global Tax Function.

Key Responsibilities:
Establish domestic indirect tax policies and procedures; coordinate roles and responsibilities with global indirect tax leaders and other key stakeholders and process owners.
Define indirect tax specifications and interfaces with company ERP systems; responsible for maintaining, documenting, and supporting indirect tax systems required to ensure proper compliance with jurisdictional tax laws, including use of OneSource Indirect Tax Engine, SAP, Alteryx, Business Intelligence, and other automation tools.
Create value for Nike by engaging with business operations personnel to review business transactions with a view towards minimization of the amount of indirect taxes that are applicable or not fully recoverable.
Direct opportunities for refunds of prior taxes and work to minimize future overpayments.
Responsible for documenting and maintaining Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance and Nike policies and procedures for indirect tax processes, including ASC-450.
Oversee the compliance for domestic indirect taxes, including out-source compliance providers, preparation of tax returns, determination of nexus, jurisdictional audits, protests, and risk/reserve analysis for financial statement purposes.
Perform due diligence, risk assessment, and integration activities for merger and acquisition transactions for Nike.
Direct indirect tax staff, external consultants, and communication within the Nike matrix; collaborate within and across the Nike Tax and Finance functions.
Responsible for reconciliation of general ledger accounts and journal entries related to indirect taxes in accordance with Nike policies.
Responsible for indirect tax initiatives in support of Consumer Direct Offense.


Master's Degree in Tax, CPA and/or IPT CMI certification preferred; Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance or Accounting.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in both industry and tax consultancy positions working in indirect tax management, implementing and using automated indirect tax systems and practices.
Extensive experience in wholesale, retail, and internet sales operational environment.
Strong skills in leading a domestic indirect tax team.
Extraordinary oral and written communication skills with ability to interact professionally with diverse groups.
Dedicated to deployment of process improvement to mitigate risk and add value.
Advanced computer skills including experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, Power BI, Alteryx and Outlook.
Proven experience with tax engine software implementation and maintenance; Thomson Reuters, Vertex, and ERP systems.
Highly motivated, detail-oriented self-starter with ability to engage in, prioritize, and perform multiple ongoing tasks.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated understanding of complex tax concepts; must be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
Ability to pass a 7-year background check.

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