Associate Tax Director, Global Tax, International Tax in Orlando at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 2/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

CLS Generic Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes a high level of specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Resources, Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support department and/or function objectives. Generally, works with considerable independence, developing operating plans and related operational processes for own department in alignment with broader business objectives. Responsible for selection, supervision and development of staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Specific Job Summary

The Tax Associate Tax Director, International Tax is responsible for tax planning, preparation and review of all U.S. tax reporting requirements, tax compliance for international operation for Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s (“MVW”) foreign entities.  The Associate Tax Director manages a team of tax professionals and outside service providers to meet on-going business tax requirements and obligations in compliance with the tax laws and regulations, to assist with tax audits and evaluate tax planning opportunities in various jurisdictions.

Working Relationships

Reports to:          Vice President, Global Tax, International Tax

Supervises:        Sr Tax Analysts and Staff Analyst International

Interfaces with:   Senior Members of MVWC Finance and Accounting Department in US and abroad, leaders in MVW business departments (IT, iPSM, M&S, HR), Third Party Service providers and regulatory authorities (foreign tax auditors)

CLS Generic Expected Contributions

  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes for own department in alignment with function strategy.
  • Manages larger business processes and/or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results. Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have jurisdictional impact and/or moderate risk.  Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization. 
  • Works to enhance the International tax groups capabilities through effective staffing and development of others by:
    • anticipating staffing requirements by comparing business needs with strengths and weaknesses of existing staff.
    • coaching team to collaborate with others.
    • using appropriate MVWC interviewing tools to hire the best people available from inside or outside.
    • establishing goals and delegating tasks appropriately.
    • providing timely coaching and feedback
    • making and rewarding distinctions in performance.
    • engaging in progressive disciplinary processes, when appropriate.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.
    • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
    • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.
    • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the department.
    • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions

U.S and International Tax Planning and Compliance

  • Identifies, provides direction and technical expertise on the development and implementation of international tax planning strategies.
  • Prepares and reviews documentation supporting the U.S. ASC 740 tax accounting implications of MVW’s foreign for the U.S. tax provision.
  • Prepares and reviews U.S. international tax filings including Forms 5471, 8865, subpart F, GILTI, FDII, BEAT, interest limitations, foreign tax credits, tax basis, etc.
  • Directs foreign tax compliance in selected jurisdictions including foreign corporate tax, withholding, and other local taxes.
  • Provides direction on tax implications of global cash repatriation through collaboration with Treasury and local market teams to optimize financial implications.
  • Manages foreign tax audits and international tax aspects of U.S. tax audits.
  • Keeps current on developments in U.S. and foreign tax law and regulations; develops tax planning, risk mitigation strategies.
  • Support U.S. and local country business initiatives by evaluating U.S. and local tax implications including income tax, indirect tax, permanent establishment risk by performing tax research, coordinating with local tax advisors and local business teams.
  • Reviews and prepares documentation to supporting the tax implications for significant international tax transactions for proposes of supporting the income tax accounting group and other financial and compliance processes.
  • Manages transfer pricing requirements including master file and jurisdictional reporting.


  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with leaders within the F&A, HR, Law and other business departments within MVWC.
  • Manages a team of tax professionals to meet financial reporting, foreign and U.S. tax compliance requirements.
  • Manages outside vendors and contractors to assure effectiveness and successful results.
  • Manages the tax calendar for financial reporting and all foreign tax compliance.
  • Attracts, retains, manages, develops and motivates tax team members by providing leadership, guidance, and counseling as appropriate.
  • Ensures the enterprise’s tax planning strategies are properly applied, implemented, and documented.
  • Provides input on tax matters to operational business leads on business initiatives.

CLS Generic Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally, a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/or business and associate management.  College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

Specific Candidate Profile


  • Bachelor of Finance, Accounting
  • CPA or Master of Taxation preferred.


  • 8+ years of corporate tax experience with similar size organizations with minimum of four years international tax experience.
  • Strong U.S. tax technical skills including Subpart F, GILTI, FDII, Sec. 163(j), FTC limitation calculations, transfer pricing and tax research and planning.
  • Experience leading and managing large scale initiatives.
  • Three plus years in a supervisory role with demonstrated success leading and developing a functional team in a complex, service-intensive, and deadline-driven environment.
  • Proven history of consistently delivering results.
  • Timeshare, real estate development, or hospitality experience preferred.

Skills & Attributes

  • Proven ability to be trustworthy and act with integrity; able to hold sensitive information in confidence.
  • Able to build and maintain professional working relationships via networking, listening, and persuading others.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player.
  • Ability to act as a role model who inspires extraordinary performance in others.
  • Exhibits leadership presence and poise around others and is able to lend credibility to projects and assignments.
  • Is highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities at any given point in time.
  • Proven ability to see work through to completion and deliver results under difficult conditions.
  • Ability to process information through a strategic lens and apply advanced principles in designing and developing new processes.
  • Innovative thinker and agile learner who is able to readily apply past learnings in new situations to generate solutions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve balanced judgment under pressure.
  • Possesses a progressive attitude and engages in fixing problems.
  • Ability to influence decision makers at all organizational levels as appropriate.
  • Ability to be analytical and apply a data-based decision making model. 
  • Comfortable with complexity, ambiguity, and change.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.