MasterCard Director - Domestic Tax Compliance and Reporting in Purchase, New York

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Job Title

Director - Domestic Tax Compliance and Reporting


The Director, Domestic Tax Compliance and Reporting will be responsible for all federal income tax compliance for MasterCard, including the federal consolidated return and other federal tax filings, as well as various aspects of accounting for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740 and the review of quarterly and annual tax footnotes within Form 10-Q and 10-K.

Director, Domestic Tax will also be responsible for contributing to the development of the overall tax strategy, including using legal means to minimize tax liability based on a thorough knowledge of U.S. and (to a lesser extent) international tax laws and regulations.


Directs tax compliance organizational goals, objectives and operating procedures.

Responsible for assuring that the federal returns meets the requirements of appropriate federal law, as well as the high documentation standards established and are timely filed.

Demonstrate taxes are properly recorded on MasterCard's books and records

Reviews/prepares ASC 740 corporate income tax provision and related footnote disclosures to be included in the annual and quarterly public filings as required.

Assist in supporting and defending issues raised in tax examinations by the federal and state taxing authorities.

Perform research on various tax issues using online tax research services

Remain aware of MasterCard business issues to determine the proper tax treatment

Ensure processes align with a strong internal control environment and Sarbanes-Oxley documentation.

Serves as a key contact for compliance function along with SBL and Group Head of Domestic Tax & Financial Reporting for colleagues outside of tax (controllers, treasury, Global Business Service Center (€œGBSC€), benefits accounting, etc.).

Contributes to the strategy development of tax compliance and tax accounting functional areas, providing recommendations to reduce MasterCard's current tax liability and effective tax rate

Suggest and implements tax efficient solutions for effectuating transactions

Oversees the federal tax compliance function ensuring that efforts are aligned with overall business plans and specific strategic and tactical initiatives.

Prepares and communicates concise and focused tax technical documents, presentations, and communications (memos, fact sheets, etc.) which direct the reader to salient points for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.

Builds organizational capability within the assigned area of responsibility

Maintains current knowledge of tax trends/developments, assess the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies

Fosters a strong control environment and oversees integration of those financial reporting and operational controls into daily routines.

Develop and mentor more junior staff members

All About You


BA Accounting required; CPA preferred; MST, MBA helpful

Skills/Experience Preferred:

Advanced corporate tax experience with an emphasis in tax compliance and reporting

Large corporate experience and/or Big 4 accounting background preferred

Ability to identify issues/opportunities and to frame business questions

Ability to effectively perform necessary research

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

Proficient in the use of tax return preparation and/or tax provision software; familiarity with CorpTax is a plus, but not required

Working knowledge in Hyperion and or Oracle Financial Systems is a plus

Demonstrated project management experience

Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues in all functional areas of the Company

Ability to work in a high-performing team environment

Ability to work independently and in groups to complete time-sensitive projects with internal and external deadlines

Experience with mergers and acquisitions/ integrations is a plus

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.€‹
Requisition ID: R-69086