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Senior Director of Tax

Phillips Edison & Company (PECO) owns and operates a diverse portfolio of retail real estate assets totaling over 29-30 million square feet across the country. With grocery-anchored shopping centers serving as our foundation since 1991, we are also redeveloping enclosed malls, re-merchandising power centers, and developing and acquiring net lease properties. PECO also sponsors 2 publicly registered non-listed REITS with total assets in excess of $3B.

The Senior Director of Tax is responsible for developing the corporate tax strategy. This role will ensure compliance of all tax affairs with federal, state, and local tax laws; lead activities related to the preparation of corporate tax reports and returns; and recommends tax policy for the organization while assessing overall impact.   This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the preparation and review of all actual and projected U.S. tax reporting information on a portfolio wide basis (projections, federal state and local tax returns, tax based financial statements, 1099’s etc.), within appropriate deadlines for Phillips Edison’s financial accounting department and third party external advisors.
  • Reviews and supervises of required tax forms, to include partnership tax returns with complex partner allocations and disclosure/tax impact to partners.
  • Ensures tax return deadlines are met and that any issues with the IRS or state departments are handled.
  • Work closely with finance partners, outside tax return preparers, and legal to ensure all tax-related deliverables are identified, completed, and filed in a timely fashion.
  • Review all federal, state, and international tax returns and work-papers to ensure their accurate completion.
  • Reviews information for quarterly and annual REIT testing for all our legal entity REITs.
  • Monitors REIT industry issues, and stays current regarding legislative proposals impacting the REIT industry.
  • Researches tax issues to ensure structures and positions are adequately documented.
  • Advises the Company on the proper tax accounting treatment of the various real estate acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, lease transactions etc. executed within the portfolio.
  • Advises the Finance department on relevant changes in U.S. tax law;
  • Assists with establishing appropriate responses to issues raised and specific requests from third party investors;
  • Plays a key role in the preparation and review of all responses to material federal, state, and local assessment notices.
  • Evaluates and advises on future scenarios to determine how situations will impact the Company as well as our investors.
  • Builds key relationships with colleagues in finance, accounting, operations, principals, and asset/portfolio management teams to understand the transactions executed and any other significant operating activity within the portfolio.
  • Manages departmental process and procedures to ensure the efficient, accurate and timely coordination of all work within the department, establishing best practices where appropriate.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field.
  • CPA or Masters in tax or accounting.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible tax experience in public accounting and/or real estate industry.
  • Possesses in-depth and current knowledge of tax laws and regulations.
  • Strong technical skills in partnership, REIT and real estate taxation.
  • Real estate fund experience preferred (value add, core sectors).
  • Experience dealing with businesses employing sophisticated corporate and flow through structures.
  • Experience working with technology to enhance tax reporting functions.
  • Ability to adjust communications appropriately to varying audiences.
  • Presents tax concepts in terms understood by non-tax personnel.
  • Works efficiently and effectively with principals, internal stakeholders and external advisors.
  •  Effectively handles multiple demands and competing priorities.
  •  Works constructively under stress and in ambiguous situations.

 

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