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Associate Tax Counsel



United States · Middlebury, VT, USA · middlebury, vt, usa
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Job Details

Timex Group USA, Inc. [Watch Hill - Middlebury] - Middlebury, CT
Full Time
4 Year Degree


We are rebel watchmakers with a purpose. Established in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company, we took a traditional European watchmaking and layered American industrial ingenuity on top. That is when we began our journey to disrupt a 300 year old industry. Timex took mantle clocks made from wood and made them out of metal and made them faster and affordable for everyone. We took the pocket watch, added a strap and put it on your wrist. Today our design lab in Milan designs the most beautiful watches for consumers around the world. Come join our team, make a difference and wear watches from Timex and some of the biggest brands in the world.


The Associate Tax Counsel role requires an energetic individual that is flexible enough to shift among different technical areas while confidently interacting with non-tax personnel throughout the organization. The position requires the individual to maintain a high level of technical proficiency and competence as well as an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Working independently with a strong sense of urgency are key qualities. An ability to anticipate the next question and exhibiting a strong commitment to the quality of work performed are also critical success factors.

The individual must be a team player. Thus, communication skills, personable demeanor and a desire to "roll up one's sleeves" without being asked are important qualities.



  • Support the V.P. Tax Counsel with technical tax research on a variety of projects designed to support the Company’s tax planning and risk management objectives
  • Support the Tax Compliance function by providing technical support for reporting positions as well as participating in the preparation and review of U.S. federal (including Forms 5472), state and local income, franchise, sales/use/excise tax returns and related disclosures
  • Primary responsibility for managing the Timex Group’s transfer pricing documentation efforts including ensuring compliance with BEPS requirements
  • Significant involvement in reviewing tax reserves U.S. GAAP/ASC Topic 740
  • Manage collection of information and preparation of responses to tax audit information requests (federal, state, local and foreign) and meeting with auditors or managing external advisors as necessary
  • Partner with Director of Taxes and Vice President, Tax Counsel to support technical initiatives to ensure compliance & minimize federal, state, local & foreign taxes, as appropriate
  • Partner with Treasury Department to optimize cash positioning in a tax efficient manner
  • Analyze the impact of pending legislation and regulatory changes in multiple markets


  • J.D. required, LL.M strongly encouraged
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting and/or CPA considered a plus
  • 1-2 years experience in U.S. federal, state, and international tax research and/or compliance
  • Comfortable using on-line tax research tools (RIA Checkpoint) to resolve technical questions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and organization skills
  • Proficient in MS office
  • Experience with tax preparation software such as Insource RS, Oracle, or Tagetik considered a plus

In addition to our wide product offering, Timex Group offers the following benefits:

  • 401K
  • Robust Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Generous Company Holidays/Vacation
  • Extended Sick and Personal
  • Hybrid Remote Office Policy
  • Summer Fridays all year long!
  • Parental Leave Policy