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VP Tax

First Data Jersey City, NJ

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data's Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients' success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Data's brand equity.

Position Description Overview

Leads and Manages US Income Tax Compliance team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for domestic tax planning and preparation of federal and/or state and local tax returns. 
  • Coordinates tax compliance activities. 
  • Participates in tax accounting counseling for mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings that have domestic tax effects. 
  • Consults with and advises financial, legal, and operating management on domestic tax matters.

Scope of Job

Decisions have direct impact to the tax strategy and activities. Work is very broad in nature, requiring originality or ingenuity.


Job Requirements

  • 10+ years experience or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance, Accounting or related fields
  • CPA preferred
  • Highly developed ability to think analytically.
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills 

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)

First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted December 7, 2017
Date Closes January 10, 2018
Requisition 2209772
Located In Jersey city, NJ
SOC Category 00-0000.00