Buckingham Search

Tax Manager, State Income & Franchise Tax

Buckingham Search - Downers Grove, IL

One of our favorite international manufacturing clients is in search of a Tax Manager that will focus on State Income and Franchise Tax. This is NOT a compliance-focused role, so if you are eager to take ownership of your work and provide recommendations for automation and improvement - this is the role for you!

They are a down-to-earth, close-knit team working hybrid from their western suburb office. They offer competitive compensation, generous bonus, great work-life balance, and flexible scheduling.

The State Tax Manager will be responsible for working with the Tax Director in a collaborative multi-entity manufacturing environment to ensure that state tax accounting, tax compliance, tax audits and tax planning regarding the Company’s domestic operations are compliant and executed in accordance with a culture that promotes the highest ethical standards of accounting. 

The Tax Department operates in a hybrid work environment, 2-3 days per week in-office.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review quarterly US state income tax provisions calcs and monthly forecasts of state tax rate and franchise taxes
  • Oversight of timely and accurate filing of state income and franchise tax returns
  • Maintains current knowledge of tax laws with a focus in the US state income/franchise tax area and owns analysis of impact
  • Identifies and executes on state tax audit/amended return strategies and advises on state tax aspects of business transactions
  • Identifies and implements improvements to policies and processes
  • Utilizes a variety of programs, including tax compliance software, electronic research, and tax accounting software.
  • May instruct, coach, or provide informal guidance to other professionals or colleagues
  • May assist with other special projects or tax compliance as needed

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of federal, state, local or international tax experience

OR

  • Master's degree and at least 4 years of federal, state, local, or international tax experience

OR

  • 8+ years of federal, state, local or international tax experience

Desired Skills

  • Experience with US state income/franchise tax rules.
  • Masters of Tax Accountancy/Accountancy and/or several years of experience in Tax at either a public accounting firm or a company.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience, with a full understanding of area of specialization.
  • Ability to network with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience, with a full understanding of area of specialization.
  • Fully proficient in applying established standards, resolving a wide range of complex problems of diverse scope in innovative ways, including problems where precedent may not exist.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with efficiency in Excel and OneSource software
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates strong managerial/coaching and team development skills

 



Posted On: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Compensation: 115,000 - 135,000 + bonus



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