Sr. Tax Manager

Waltham, MA 02454 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/31/2018 Job ID: 81226 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Waltham, MA is seeking a Senior Tax Manager to join their team. As the Senior Tax Manager, you will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to several business units; helping identify and streamline ‘ best practices’ in federal and multi-state tax fuels tax compliance. This position will also supervise tax analysts and be responsible for meeting all federal, state and local fuels excise/ sales tax filing requirements. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of motor fuel excise tax, as well as strong analytical skills and an ability to manage multiple priorities and manage statutory deadlines. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Tax Manager:
  • Lead all motor fuels excise tax activities, including: review of all federal, international, state and local motor fuel excise tax returns and associated support, etc.
  • Oversee and support tax engine maintenance
  • Manage the implementation of the company’ s motor fuels tax filing software
  • Responsible for the supervision of the exemption certificate management process
  • Oversee the maintenance of required fuels tax business licenses and associated bonds
  • Manage federal and state audits by gathering and preparing all necessary documentation and correspondence
  • Manage internal audit requests; support and prepare fuel tax related internal control (SOX) compliance
  • Interact with customers, suppliers and internal business associates to address and respond to internal and external excise tax inquiries
  • Provide timely, comprehensive excise tax advice, support and training to tax professionals and internal business units
  • Monitor laws, regulations and rulings in motor fuels excise taxes and fees. Analysis and research of federal and state excise tax matters
  • Keep current on relevant statutory/regulatory and/or technology changes to identify and implement necessary changes and best practices, including opportunities for process improvements
  • Responsible for the supervision, training, support and mentoring of tax analysts
  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards, customer confidentially and personal conduct

Requirements for the Senior Tax Manager:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting, Taxation, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP, taxation compliance, codes and regulations
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in multi-state sales and use tax, excise tax, and/or motor fuel tax matters preferred
  • Experience performing tax research using tax services such as CCH, RIA, BNA, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, think independently and problem solve in a results driven team oriented environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills including Microsoft Office Applications; Advanced Microsoft Excel skills preferred
  • Ability to provide team support to ensure that all deadlines are met, working overtime when necessary
  • Experience with AvaTax Excise, Right Angle, PDI and/or Oracle is a plus
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      
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