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Director, Tax Planning

Req id:  21065

Broomfield, CO, US Virtual, US


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 


Reporting to the VP, Tax Planning, the Director, Tax Planning will become a member of a highly technical global tax department on a specialized team which focuses on tax planning, tax operations, M&A due diligence, valuations, and post-M&A restructuring/integration. This role will lead the global tax planning for the Company with a focus of optimizing the long-term GAAP ETR and Non-GAAP ETR while maintaining a low cash tax rate.  


The Open Text Tax Department is charged with the responsibility to create value by:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate direct and indirect tax compliance, accounting for income taxes, and transfer pricing operations
  • Deferring cash or reducing cash taxes through tax planning and other strategic measures
  • Performing M&A due diligence, managing 3rd party valuations, and leading various legal entity restructuring and post-M&A integration activities
  • Identifying and implementing process changes to improve efficiencies across all tax areas and amongst other tax department stakeholders


You Are Great At

  • Managing multiple tax planning projects and related deliverables through cross-functional collaboration within a large corporate multinational environment
  • Performing thorough research to fully understand planning initiatives, evaluating alternatives and making recommendations to leadership
  • Assessing the potential for uncertain tax positions and documenting all relevant support in a clear and concise fashion
  • Building complex technical models to address proposed changing legislation while incorporating various potential internal restructuring scenarios and hypothetical M&A activities with the ability to present simplified and succinct options to leadership
  • Establishing strong relationships through effective communication with both internal personnel and external advisors


What It Takes

  • Bachelor’s degree required, CPA designation a plus
  • Minimum of 10+ years tax experience (2+ years in planning specific role)
  • Big 4 and/or experience with large corporate multinational public company
  • Experience in the following technical areas: Strong US domestic and international income tax, recent and proposed US legislative changes, Canadian income tax, ASC 740, FIN 48 reserve analysis, M&A and large company IP structuring
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience with developing and mentoring staff


For Colorado residents, this job is expected to pay in the range of $186, 983 to $280, 475 OTE in addition to a comprehensive and competitive group benefit and healthcare plan.  Individual compensation will be determined based on skills and experience comparable to the job requirements.


While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Join OpenText today.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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