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Director of Tax

Company: Renasant
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Tax

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Job Locations

US-MS-Tupelo - US-AL-Birmingham - US-GA-Atlanta


The Director of Tax will manage all aspects of tax compliance and developing strategic initiatives to optimize our tax position. The Director of Tax will oversee tax planning, reporting, and compliance while working closely with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities to reduce tax liabilities and enhance our financial performance. RENASANT BANK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


  • Lead and manage the tax compliance function, ensuring timely and accurate filing of federal, state, and local tax returns
  • Oversee tax audits, inquiries, and examinations, coordinating responses and ensuring compliance with tax authorities
  • Develop and execute tax planning strategies to optimize the organization's tax position and minimize tax liabilities
  • Identify opportunities for tax savings, credits, deductions, and incentives
  • Prepare and review tax provisions in financial statements in accordance with GAAP and regulatory requirements
  • Manage the preparation of quarterly and annual tax filings, including consolidated tax returns
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and implement strategic tax initiatives aimed at reducing tax spend and enhancing financial performance
  • Evaluate the impact of proposed transactions on tax liability and provide recommendations
  • Assess tax risks and implement controls to mitigate tax-related exposures
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in tax laws, regulations, and accounting standards, ensuring compliance and advising on potential impacts
  • Build and lead a high-performing tax team, providing mentorship, guidance, and training to team members
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the tax department
  • Work closely with finance, legal, and other departments to integrate tax strategies into the overall business objectives
  • Communicate tax implications of financial decisions to stakeholders effectively
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required
    • CPA or Master's in Taxation preferred
    • Minimum of 7 years of progressive tax experience, including tax compliance and tax planning
    • Strong understanding of federal, state, and local tax laws and regulations
    • Proven leadership experience with the ability to lead and develop a team
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
    • Ability to think strategically and identify tax-saving opportunities
    • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and compliance
    • Proficiency in tax software and financial reporting tools Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit; kneel, stoop, or squat; use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Work Environment The Bank's professional working environment requires employees to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Employees must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills when working closely with internal business partners and external clients. Employees may be exposed to confidential and propriety information within the working environment, therefore, must uphold confidentiality at all times. Due to the possibility of being exposed to high risk situations (i.e. robbery), detailed instructions and procedures are required to be followed at all times to safeguard the Bank's employees, customers, and assets. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. The principal duties and responsibilities enumerated are all essential job functions except for those that begin with the word "May". This job description is intended to describe the normal level of work required by the person performing the work. The principle duties outlined are the essential responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned as needs arise. Job requirements and/or processes may be modified to reasonably accommodate persons with a disability as required by law. This description is not intended as a contract and is subject to change. Any written contractual agreements supersede this job description.

Keywords: Renasant, Atlanta , Director of Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Atlanta, Georgia

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