Associate Tax Planning Counsel

Date: Mar 18, 2024

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


Dart Container is a family-owned, family-focused company with thousands of employees all working towards the same goal – delivering high-quality food and beverage packaging solutions and exceptionally reliable service to our customers. We are friends and neighbors, united by values that bring out the best in ourselves and each other. Business is truly a human endeavor and that means a lot to all of us here at Dart.


We are in the market for an Associate Tax Planning Counsel to join our knowledgeable team on our spacious corporate campus in Mason, Michigan. In this role, you will be responsible for tax research, modeling and documentation of federal, state, and international tax positions related to transactions or operational changes in the business. You’ll gain great exposure to different departments through cross-functional teams that will analyze organizational changes.


If you are ready to bring your technical knowledge and drive to a new position, we would love to hear from you. Relocation assistance may be available. Apply today!


The Dart family of privately held companies, which includes Dart Container Corporation and Dart Interests, utilizes Dart Finance Shared Services (DFSS) to deliver specialized tax, treasury, risk management and internal audit services to Dart affiliated entities through a highly cross-functional and cooperative work environment. As this position is within DFSS, the successful candidate’s responsibilities with Dart will span several different industries including hospitality, manufacturing, real estate management and development among other industries.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Analyze a diverse range of domestic and international tax issues related to entity formation and continuation including C corporations, S corporations, disregarded entities, partnerships, trusts, and controlled foreign corporations
  • Assist in all tax aspects of acquisitions, restructurings, and other business development transactions
  • Work with cross-functional teams on modeling proposed transactions, assist with tax due diligence, and review legal agreements
  • Support the compliance and financial reporting functions within the Tax department
  • Research and draft memoranda documenting positions taken
  • Draft and review tax-related contracts, resolutions, agreements, and other legal documentation
  • Research and draft audit responses requiring strong technical reasoning and substantial factual development
  • Maintain and expand current knowledge of emerging tax issues
  • Provide updates on proposed tax changes and if necessary, analyze and advise on strategies to mitigate negative tax impacts
  • Provide tax advice as requested to the Dart Family, CFO, and other applicable executives


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Licensed to practice law in one of the fifty states
  • Two (2) years of tax experience (post education)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain difficult technical issues
  • Ability to build relationships and deal effectively across functional lines
  • Proven analytical problem solver
  • Ability to establish project plans, regularly monitor and track progress on work projects, and communicate with project partners
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • International tax experience
  • Corporate law experience
  • Corporate merger and acquisition experience


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

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