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DVP, Finance - Tax

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Accounting & Finance

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Division Vice President,  Finance - Tax


  • San Leandro, Los Angeles, or Chicago


  • Finance - Tax

Reporting to  

  • VP, Finance - Controller



Key Accountabilities

This role directs and oversees the organization's tax policies and objectives for its U.S. and Canadian entities. Monitors reporting to ensure compliance with applicable tax statutes, ensures accuracy of tax returns and works to minimize the organization's tax obligations. This position is responsible for the Company’s tax compliance, tax planning and accounting for income taxes. The successful candidate will work with an internal team and third party service providers as needed.


  • Responsible for completion of federal, international and state income tax returns including all related analysis and support.
  • Oversight of the tax returns for the Company’s international entities.
  • Responsible for sales, use and property tax functions.
  • Responsible for appropriate filing of Canadian GST/HST/QST
  • Responsible for audits of federal and state income tax and state and local filings.
  • Responsible for accounting for income taxes.
  • Coordination of accounting for income taxes for international entities with third party vendors.
  • Responsible for transfer pricing and management fee arrangements.
  • Supervise professional paraprofessional staff.
  • Liaison with operating management on tax issues and accounting staff on tax accounting issues.
  • Ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes.
  • Departmental liaison with IT staff on all technical matters relating to tax applications.
  • Assisting the Treasury department with tax planning issues as required.
  • Assist the Treasury department in estimating and monitoring annual cash taxes.


  • Complete proper Sales Tax Exemption Certificates, including researching purchases that qualifies for manufacturing exemptions.
  • Perform research and analysis, and apply tax laws to support technical positions related to the Company’s business transactions.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Taxation or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • CPA and/or JD preferred.
  • 10+ years of corporate tax experience with multi-state sales and Canadian GST/HST/QST experience with 5 years in a public accounting firm preferred.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Strong tax research and data analytic skills.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Strong multitasking skills; organized and attentive to details.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment.





ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.