**7053BR** **Job Description:** **Sr. Director – Global Tax Operations** McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s. We are a people business just as much as a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand in the world by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world. We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From ambitious recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners. Our new, state-of-the art headquarters is located in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is set up to be a global hub that fosters innovation: take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology to stay in touch with your team around the globe. With monthly organized events, massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite McDonald's serving international favorites, our office helps us connect with each other like never before. **Requisition Number:** 7053BR **Country:** United States **EOE Statement:** McDonald’s Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. **Job Type:** full-time **Minimum Requirements:** **Minimum Requirements** + Experience in leading tax compliance and/or tax accounting functions in terms of scale, scope, and complexity similar to McDonald’s, including effective integration of tax compliance/accounting processes (implantation or use of tax provision software, a plus) + Significant background in US GAAP, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley 404 rules for a global multinational company as well as strong knowledge of domestic/international, state/local tax laws, rules and regulations + Ability to develop, implement, and sustain "Best Practices" for internal controls for tax provision to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy + Ability to balance high levels of pressure and apply critical decision-making with constantly shifting priorities; Able to see the bigger picture for the company and how all the elements of tax legislation, reporting, planning and audits can impact our business + Significant experience in building and leading teams of tax professionals including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people + Proven experience in working effectively with C-Suite Executives and various oversight committees + Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with advanced financial analysis skills + 15+ years experience, including at least several years of experience leading tax accounting and/or compliance team + Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution. CPA certification, Master’s Degree in Taxation or J.D. / LL.M. (taxation) is preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. **State:** Illinois **Responsibilities:** **About the Opportunity:** Reporting directly to the Vice President of Tax, McDonald’s is looking for a **Senior Director, Global Tax Operations** to lead all aspects of our Global Tax financial accounting commitments, federal, state and international tax return compliance responsibilities, and the US federal and state audit engagements. We are looking for individuals with a proven track record in providing overall direction, technical expertise, coordination, and execution of McDonald’s regulatory reporting, including financial accounting reporting, of direct and indirect taxes. **Responsibilities** + Serve as leader for Global Tax Compliance and Tax Provision responsibilities, directly managing a group of 10-15 tax professionals + Quarterly and Annual Financial Reporting of Income Taxes, including SOX controls and reporting of uncertain tax positions (ASC 740) as well as short and long term forecasting for income taxes + Manage relationship with financial statement auditor as well as other external service providers supporting Tax Operations responsibilities for McDonald’s + Provide leadership through collaboration with McDonald’s Corporate Controller Group and other Finance functions in the US and abroad in regards to tax accounting and compliance. + Provide expertise in US GAAP ASC 740, including maintenance of strong internal controls, particularly with experience in SOX controls and design + US Federal, State and Local Income, Indirect and Property Tax Returns + Oversight of International Tax Compliance (Income Tax and Indirect Tax Returns) + Oversight of Federal and State Tax Audits (all taxes) + Partner to the US business on tax considerations for new initiatives, including considerations for engagement with franchisees + SME on Global Employment/Payroll Tax matters (with advisor support) + Provide strategic oversight in reviewing and selecting efficient sourcing model for various department operations responsibilities + Act as business partner with US market finance team regarding management of tax issues to help drive consistency in tax review of business planning/franchisee considerations as well as tax reporting and protection of brand McDonald’s on tax matters domestically. + Development of relevant training and communication for senior leaders and US market to build tax acumen regarding Federal & state tax structures and their potential impact on business solutions. + Act as lead collaborating with external auditors and tax advisors on significant US domestic and state tax transactions and gain alignment with external parties on potential tax consequences in a timely and efficient manner. + Management of overall FIN 48 reporting and reserve tracking as well as specific FIN48 analysis for US domestic and state income tax matters. + Monitor US and state legislation to strategically assess implications of existing structures, as well as to develop viable alternatives where changes in tax laws have an unintended consequence. + Collaborate on global audit, transfer pricing strategies, and action plans (other tax pillars) to provide appropriate mentorship related to potential international tax implications. + Serve on Tax Management Leadership Team by providing oversight, advice, and input into various organizational matters minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language: EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> major-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Times New Roman;mso-fareast-theme-font: major-fareast;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:major-bidi;color:#365F91; mso-themecolor:accent1;mso-themeshade:191"> **Job Title:** Sr. Director – Global Tax Operations **City:** Chicago McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.