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Vice President Corporate Tax

Company: Lumen
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

In this role you will have management responsibility for tax audits, appeals and advanced planning functions for a Fortune 200 company with $20 billion in revenue. You will work with other Tax leaders to develop the domestic and global tax strategy, and support and influence the company’s overall long-term business plans by recommending tax efficient structures. You will have oversight of significant tax planning and special projects, tax audits and appeals, and Tax Department transformation.  This role reports to the SVP Global Tax.

The Main Responsibilities

Develops and implements strategies and executes those tactical efforts necessary to maximize financial statement tax benefits, increase after tax cash flows, or mitigate tax exposures.

Develops and implements strategic tax planning ideas and opportunities that will minimize the impact of income taxes on the Company’s bottom line through effective planning, audit management, risk management, documentation, and research.

Support the M&A activity including due diligence, structure alternatives, and internal restructurings.

Proactively leads the development of tax planning strategies and opportunities for operations globally. 

Work with the Sr. Director, International and the VPs of EMEA and LatAm to drive global planning.

Direct the management of federal and state income and sales tax audit and appeals process, including negotiations of audit settlements and oversight of litigation.

Coordinate with tax compliance to ensure that all income and transaction tax return elections, disclosures, and accounting and reporting methods are accurately prepared, timely filed, and well-documented.

Proactively manage and develop staff, creating a positive environment whereby they are challenged, motivated, and groomed for advancement.

Identify and execute on opportunities for process improvements and transformation efforts within the global tax organization.

Oversee financial reporting and forecasting of the company’s global tax contingencies for ASC 740 and FAS 5.

Approve quarterly and annual financial statements footnote disclosures in accordance with ASC 740.

Oversee the process for evaluating and pursuing various tax incentives and credits at the federal, state, and local levels.

Support HR and payroll on tax-related issues.

Build and strengthen relationships with other individuals and groups within the Company to ensure the Tax Department is effectively serving our business partners.

Communicate tax matters with the SVP Global Tax, tax department leaders and senior finance leaders with the Company.

Keeps abreast of internal and external development and interpret domestic and international tax legislation which could impact business operations.

Direct the Company’s external policy groups on all tax legislative proposals.  Meet with legislators, government officials and industry organizations to assist in driving the policy positions of the Company.

Manage outside tax service providers and counsel related to tax appeals and projects.

Function as an ambassador for tax department in communicating value added planning strategies.

Ensure strong communication flow within the tax department and other departments.

What We Look For in a Candidate



15+ years of corporate income tax related experience in combination of high-tech public companies, law firm and Big Four audit firms

Experience in international tax

Extensive U.S. Federal and State income and transaction tax knowledge

Tax audit and appeals experience

Extensive experience in identifying, analyzing, and communicating complex tax issues and their impact on the company and its operations to key stakeholders, and executive leaders

Strong analytical skills

Strong communication skills



Public company experience

Requisition #: 231914

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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