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Quick Question:

How many years of experience do you have in tax?
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Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Solid experience with and working knowledge of US corporate, partnership and international taxation with a focus on real estate industry.
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Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Experience and working knowledge of ASC 740 Accounting for income taxes, FIN 48 and tax fixed asset depreciation and basis calc.
REIT Tax Director
TX - Dallas


Opportunity Snapshot
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Build a career home with a global leader and innovator in of full-service data center solutions

If you have REIT experience, a background in corporate and partnership taxation, and strong self-motivation, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact on our organization in a critical role on our global tax team -- Digital Realty is the 5th largest publicly-traded US REIT as well as one of the world's largest providers of comprehensive data center solutions
  • Leverage your analytical skills in a diverse role that has compliance responsibilities, but focuses more on REIT and tax structuring and transactions Quick question for you - click here
  • Expand your skills; for example, while international tax experience is strongly preferred, if you don't already have it, you'll acquire it in this role
  • Enjoy visibility as you interact with senior executives such as the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in an organization posting continuous strong growth as well as a strong, stable financial profile.
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Make Your Mark in an Important Corporate Role at the World's Fifth Largest Publicly-Traded US REIT

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the REIT Tax Director opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 9 to 15 years of corporate tax experience, including public accounting and industry experience
  • Solid experience with and working knowledge of US corporate and partnership with a focus on real estate industry; experience with international taxation is strongly preferred Quick question for you - click here
  • Solid working knowledge of and experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Experience and working knowledge of ASC 740 accounting for income taxes, FIN 48 and tax fixed asset depreciation and basis calculations Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with MS Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Solid organizational skills, great attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • The ability to achieve goals and work independently as well as to manage staff and contribute as a team player
Preferred but not required:
  • Experience with tax structuring of US outbound/inbound investment
  • Experience with US state composite filing and withholding tax calculations
  • An active CPA
  • A master's in Taxation/or Accounting
  • Big Four experience
We have active protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all employees. For the time being, you will work remotely, although you may come into the office occasionally for initial onboarding and training. We have yet to finalize our return-to-work policies, but you should expect to work onsite regularly, once it is safe to do so.

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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to Senior Vice President of Taxation, you will join an influential global tax team that consists of members located in the US, EMEA and Asia Pac. Your activities will include a mix of those listed below, although typically you'll invest most of your time in managing US tax and REIT matters arising from global real estate investment and operations, and overseeing US tax and REIT compliance. In this role, you will work closely with the US tax team to interact with external REIT counsels and manage relationships with external US tax advisors/preparers on outsourced US corporate income tax compliance.

More specifically, you will:
  • Review quarterly REIT compliance tests, manage REIT DD requests and monitor REIT compliance for global operations to ensure that DLR maintains its REIT status
  • Oversee all tax reporting and REIT compliance matters in connection with quarterly earnings release, including preparing tax provisions to ensure adequate tax reserves have been established and managing external and internal auditors' requests
  • Coordinate with global tax team and oversee the collection of information requested in processing US tax compliance to ensure timely and accurate US tax return filings and payments with all appropriate US tax agencies
  • Work closely with Accounting to understand financial statement reporting for separate legal entities, including regular review of accounting system and financial statement information to ensure integrity of the reports for global tax/legal entities
  • Work closely with SVP Tax to provide day-to-day in-house REIT and tax advice to other departments with respect to tax/REIT structuring on acquisitions or dispositions, capital market transactions and tax implications of FX exposure, and joint ventures and I/C transfer pricing considerations
  • Coordinate with external tax return preparer and review calculation and payment of withholding taxes on quarterly distributions from DLR partnerships in compliance with regulatory state/composite withholding requirement
  • Manage US tax election filings for all foreign entities to ensure timely and accurate filing of check-the-box tax elections
  • Review and manage tax basis for global assets and depreciation calculations for taxable income projection and US tax compliance
  • Assist the SVP Tax on ad-hoc projects including corporate tax budget and outbound REIT and tax structuring of investments, as needed
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

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Why Join Us
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Own the impact
You'll join a small but influential corporate tax team and play an important role in setting us up for success in a variety of transactions and partnerships. Your successes will be visible at the highest levels of our organization.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Strong foundation
Our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their partner for current data center needs and those in the future, and our investment credit ratings provide us access to paths for more capital. We view each of our customers as a long-term partner.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools and training they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.

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Road to Success
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Your technical knowledge of US Partnerships and REIT tax will be essential, but just as important will be the motivation to learn quickly, take on challenges enthusiastically, and contribute actively as part of a highly productive team. To be clear, if you are looking for a role focusing on compliance, this probably is not the position for you You'll have responsibilities in REIT compliance, but much of the corporate tax compliance is outsourced to a Big Four accounting firm.

To excel in this role you will be sharp and perceptive, bring the initiative to see what needs to be done and then take care of it. In addition, you'll use your analytical savvy, problem-solving skills and creativity to address problems independently and formulate a solution to the issues before bringing them to your manager.

The role will require a good deal of attention to details, so you'll need to be more than just willing to dig in -- you should enjoy working through the details. At the same time, you'll need to be able to step back when necessary to consult on bigger-picture issues. Our culture is entrepreneurial and casual, but we all have a strong sense of urgency. You also will need to be flexible and adaptable as Digital Realty and the Tax Department continue to grow and evolve.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jdibenedetto@engage2excel.com.