Director of Taxation

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 30, 2024
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Company Overview: Lee Enterprises endeavors to transform local media as a digital-first subscription platform providing high quality, trusted, local news, information, and a major platform for advertising. With an annual revenue of $660 million, we are at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge content to audiences in 73 predominantly mid-sized markets in 26 states. As we continue to transform our business, we are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Director of Taxation to join our finance team.

Position Overview: We are currently looking for a skilled Director of Taxation to lead our tax compliance and strategy. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the company's financial success by managing all aspects of taxation, implementing tax planning strategies, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. The Director of Taxation will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and work closely with cross-functional teams to optimize our tax position.

  • Main areas of focus will be management of the quarterly tax provision and SOX compliance as part of our quarterly and annual reporting calendar.
  • Management of all aspects of tax compliance, including SOX compliance, the preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns, and compliance with unclaimed property laws.
  • Collaborate with external tax advisors, auditors, and legal counsel to address complex tax issues and ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Provide guidance and support to internal teams on tax-related matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Conduct thorough research on tax issues and developments, staying abreast of changes in tax laws and advising management on potential impacts.
  • Develop and implement tax strategies to minimize the company's tax liability and maximize financial performance.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with tax authorities, ensuring a proactive and collaborative approach to tax matters.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices and trends in taxation, providing recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or advanced degree in taxation preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in tax management for publicly traded companies.
  • Strong understanding of federal, state, and local tax regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex tax issues and provide strategic recommendations.
  • Solid leadership and team management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate across departments.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate complex tax concepts to non-tax professionals.
  • Experience with tax planning and optimization strategies for large revenue organizations.
  • Proficient in tax software and Microsoft Office Suite.
Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. Options also include health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and transit/parking accounts. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. Employees are eligible for 7 recognized company paid holidays each year. We also offer a generous flexible time off policy to allow employee to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.