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Vice President of Tax

Date:  Nov 24, 2023

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

What We Offer

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time
  • & More


Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview

The Vice President, Tax will lead the global tax organization and is responsible for all federal and international tax planning, compliance and reporting activities. This position will be accountable for the development of foreign and domestic tax strategies that comply with State, Federal and International Tax requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and direct the company’s tax strategy and tax planning including business operations and legal entity structuring that are consistent with both current and future business needs 
  • Provide leadership to the tax organization that is aligned with company values and supports fiscal success; demonstrate ownership and responsibility for succession management and talent development 
  • Construct a global tax vision across Hexion and implement a global tax organization aligned to that goal, optimizing internal and external resources. 
  • Review tax implications of new transactions including new products/services, contracts, new business ventures, M&A tax due diligence, evaluation, planning, implementation, and integration 
  • Design and lead implementation of optimal tax structures for M&A activities, including identifying the most advantageous sources of funds, identifying the appropriate acquisition vehicle, assessment of 338 elections, etc. 
  • Developing tax plans to reduce tax cash rate as well as the effective tax rate 
  • Oversee the Company’s quarterly and annual income tax accounting reporting process including the preparation of quarterly consolidated worldwide income tax provision in accordance with ASC 740 
  • Ensure all income tax related general ledger accounts are properly recorded and reconciled 
  • Review and manage the income tax compliance functions for federal, state and local, and international tax filings 
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with changing tax laws and provide input to management on changes that could affect Hexion 
  • Review the Company’s transfer pricing policies and allocations to ensure they are aligned with countries and local requirements/legislation 
  • Manage and oversee tax related audits, including required internal and external coordination 
  • Enhance tax organization’s reporting systems and processes as well as the related internal controls 
  • Collaborate and partner with the Treasury Department on cash mobility actions including dividend, repatriation and other international cash management strategies to minimize cash tax costs 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 12 to 15 years of experience in public accounting or corporate tax accounting with experience in international tax; Big 4 accounting firm experience, and CPA preferred 
  • Experience analyzing tax implications of mergers and acquisitions as well as divestures 
  • Working knowledge of income tax treaties, i.e., withholding and permanent establishment exposure, cross-border finance, tax efficient repartition strategies and transfer pricing 
  • Must possess understanding of ASC 740 and FIN 48 and domestic and international income tax provisions 
  • Strong management experience with demonstrated leadership in developing an effective tax team; including hiring, development, and succession planning 
  • Demonstrated track record of working collaboratively across global organizations within the broader finance and business teams to deliver creative solutions and leadership for the company’s bottom line 
  • Advanced problem-solving skills (critical thinking, creativity, innovation) with the ability to work cross-functionally at all levels 
  • Skilled in change management 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate complex financial topics 
  • Must have an understanding of tax returns, federal, state, local tax laws and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance 
  • Masters in Tax or Law degree preferred 


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.


Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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