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Director International Tax in Orlando Operations Center at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 5/22/2019

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.

Relocation available

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 Technology, Operations 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 and monitoring the flow of work between own department and others in alignment with broader business objectives, selecting and developing effective managers and work teams, and managing own organization through reliable systems and processes.

Specific Job Summary  

The Tax Director, International Tax Operations is responsible for preparation and review of all tax compliance for international operation, U.S. tax reporting, and local direct and indirect tax compliance processes for Marriott Vacations Worldwide ("MVW") foreign entities. The 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.

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 broader department impact and/or moderate risk. Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization.
  • Works to enhance the organization's capabilities through effective staffing and development of others by:

- anticipating staffing requirements by comparing business needs with strengths and weaknesses of existing staff. 

- using appropriate MVW interviewing tools to hire the best managers available from inside or outside.

- setting and maintaining high standards for team and individual performance. 

- providing timely coaching and feedback. 

- making and rewarding distinctions in performance. 

  • 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. 

- taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward. 

- developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information. 

- balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization. 

- 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 Compliance and Planning 

  • Tax Director international tax operations will direct aspects of foreign tax compliance activities in various jurisdictions. Including foreign corporate tax, VAT, withholding, and other local taxes for assigned entities.
  • Provide direction, technical expertise and coordination on development and implementation of international tax strategies.
  • Provide direction on tax implications that may arise from global cash repatriation complexities, through collaboration with Treasury and local market teams to best optimize financial implications.
  • Manages and reviews foreign estimated income tax and extension payments
  • Manage foreign income tax audits, non-income tax audits and U.S. tax audited related to foreign subsidiaries as required.
  • Review and prepare the preparation, maintenance and review of documentation supporting tax implications of MVW's foreign operations on the U.S. tax provision and tax return, including quarterly subpart F inclusions, GILTI, FDII, foreign tax credits, tax basis, etc.
  • Maintain process to identify changes in the U.S. and local tax regulations to ensure business operations and tax department maintain proper tax compliance.
  • Support 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.
  • Review and prepare 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 technical issues in tax returns and ensures work product is adequately documented. Manage all transfer pricing requirements including master file and jurisdictional reporting 


  • Develop and maintain 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. 

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 operations as well as associate management experience. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required. 

Specific Candidate Profile 


  • Bachelor of Finance, Accounting or in a related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Master of Taxation preferred. 


  • Ten plus years of corporate tax experience with similar size organizations with minimum of five years international tax experience.
  • Strong U.S. tax technical skills including Subpart F, GILTI, FTC limitation calculations, transfer pricing and tax research.
  • 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.


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