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Director, Global Tax

With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers. At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected.



  • Lead and develop Tennant’s Global Tax Team accountable for all aspects of tax compliance, planning, tax accounting, and business support.  Keep abreast of tax legislative developments and recommend filing positions.  Supervise, train and develop staff (3 direct and 2 indirect reports) based in Eden Prairie, MN and Antwerp, Belgium.



  • Lead the company’s tax department, building and managing a team of individuals and fostering a positive work environment
  • Develop operational tax strategies and processes
  • Update Senior Management and Audit Committee of Board of Directors on tax rate forecasts, legislative developments, and other critical tax matters
  • Provide strong business partnership and support new business initiatives by analyzing tax implications and advising on tax efficient structuring alternatives
  • Oversee preparation of US GAAP world-wide tax provision and related financial statement disclosures ensuring compliance with ASC 740; Manage communications with internal and external auditors
  • Partner with local country finance colleagues to ensure compliance with all foreign tax return filing and statutory reporting requirements
  • Oversee and manage 3rd party tax providers with respect to US income tax compliance filings
  • Identify and implement tax planning opportunities to minimize tax liabilities and compliance burden.
  • Manage federal, state, and foreign tax audits and disputes.
  • Review internal transfer pricing policies; oversee preparation of all required documentation necessary to comply with global transfer pricing standards and to support intra-group transactions
  • Monitor global legislative developments; evaluate the impact to Tennant and update VP and Senior Management team
  • Manage tax due diligence, structuring, tax efficient financing, and integration aspects of M&A transactions



  • Bachelor’s Degree with accounting emphasis. MBT or other advanced tax courses a plus. CPA and/or law degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of corporate tax experience in a large CPA firm and/or corporate tax department.
  • Tax experience should include compliance, research, planning and income tax accounting with focus on federal and international income taxes.
  • Tax experience in a multi-national manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of ASC 740 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) control process.
  • Supervisory and project management required.



  • Hands-on leader who inspires and mentors colleagues and direct reports with clear thinking, market insights, and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with strong detail orientation. Ability to develop recommendations and make decisions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to clearly present complex material and recommendations to diverse audiences.
  • Sound business judgment including ability to look at issues from a non-tax perspective.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with frequent deadlines and in a high pressure environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple complex tasks.
  • Well-developed computer skills, including MS Office suite, tax software, SAP, etc. a plus.


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Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, military service, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, gender identity or expression, parental status, political or any other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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