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Director - Global Tax Planning


Director, Global Tax Planning


As Director, Global Tax Planning at International Paper, you will: Gain a wide breadth of strategic experience:  Participate in all aspects of US federal and international tax planning by leading strategic projects, teaming with other functions and implementing creative solutions to tax problems. Assist in the development of a highly-skilled team of talented tax professionals:  Serve as a leader and assist in the development of the entire global tax team.  As a technical expert, you will ensure the compliance and reporting teams understand your initiatives and have the information that they need to report accurately in statutory filings. You will work closely with various cross-functional and business groups, collaborating and creating tax-optimized value aligned with business objectives. Work at an industry leader that values tax:  International Paper is a global, dynamic company with business leaders and executive leadership that truly support and value the tax function.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for end-to-end leadership of global tax planning projects, including providing technical analysis, project and transaction implementation leadership and ensuring appropriate documentation for use in accounting, compliance and tax audit cycles
  • Identify US international income tax planning opportunities to improve tax efficiency and control US federal income tax risk
  • Provide leadership and represent tax in M&A activity as it pertains to US international tax
  • Support the VP of Tax and the Senior Director of Global Tax Planning in US federal income tax and international tax policy matters and support the related tax lobbying activities with our government relations team
  • Manage relationships with outside service providers (both accounting firms and law firms)
  • Serve as an international tax technical leader and assist in developing the entire department’s technical income tax skills



  • Minimum 10 years of corporate income tax experience in the areas of US corporate and international income tax planning and hands-on implementation of related tax strategies
  • Experience in a complex, global company preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and communicate complicated tax issues in terms of impact to the business
  • CPA or JD required
  • Masters in Tax/LLM preferred


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 





MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38197

Category:  Finance
Date:  Mar 5, 2023

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