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Tax Compliance

Vice President – Tax


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Ascentium Capital has funded over $4 billion since 2011 and is the largest private independent finance company in funded new business volume. Ascentium is in growth-mode, actively recruiting for a Vice President of Tax to work in our Kingwood, Texas corporate headquarters. We are seeking candidates with a minimum of 3 years of with financial services, preferably leasing and/or banking environment, familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and current business trends and regulations, respectively. We would prefer a CPA with big 4 or next 4 experience. The Vice President of Tax will direct and manage tax planning and compliance on a company-wide basis, including federal and state income tax, state property and state use taxes.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Corporate Controller and supervise initial staff of one. Work closely with line of business operations. Primary responsibility for tax compliance activities.
  • Performs periodic follow-up on all material accounts and interacts with Treasury, IT and Operations on all taxation matters. Ensures timely and accurate state filings.
  • Strong financial modeling skills preferred.
  • Experience with Leasewave / Odessa a strong plus.
  • Recommends and develops policies, procedures and systems to meet company objectives.
  • Provides operational and strategic leadership and support on the evaluation of potential issues affecting the business. Supervises daily taxation activities of staff and provides leadership on all tax issues.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Needs to be independent and disciplined and able to set own agenda with minimal supervision. Must be a good communicator – in all directions.
  • Leads and works with IT in systems implementations in coordination with key vendors.
  • Familiarity with USGAAP and tax planning strategies is helpful.
  • Provides leadership towards value-added activities in support of company excellence, while fostering teamwork between the tax, accounting and all other company areas.

Specific Job Skill Requirements:

  • Strong technical knowledge of tax principles, operations, practices, procedures and systems. Ability to coordinate with third party service providers.
  • Knowledge of lease and loan accounting principles and cashflows highly preferred.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems and develop practical solutions.
  • Good business-related oral and written communication skills with all levels of people within and outside the company.
  • Capable of being assigned and assigning specific projects and goals and monitoring projects for completion within expected time frames.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability and willingness to meet deadlines – a “can do attitude” that takes responsibility.
  • Problem solving skills in a calm professional manner.
  • Ability to work well with a wide diversity of people.
  • High degree of flexibility to react to an environment of growth and change.
  • Very proficient in office automation, accounting systems, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook required.
  • Proficiencies in data mining, Leasewave/Odessa, Outlink 20/20 General Ledger, LeasePlus, and databases.

Education And/Or Experience:

  • CPA preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in financial services, preferably in financial institutions, finance companies or lease companies. Two or more years experience in a position of similar responsibilities.
  • Additional education may be substituted for some experience.
  • Exposure to investor accounting, off-balance sheet financing, hedge accounting and accounting for multiple legal entities highly referred.

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