Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Senior Tax Manager Job Description

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Senior tax manager provides recommendations on complex tax issues; communicate tax issues in an understandable manner to non-tax/legal tax professionals.

Senior Tax Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Managing the accurate and timely preparation of domestic federal and state income tax returns, including proper application of foreign related rules impacting the U.S. federal tax return
Review Federal, State or local tax returns for business and/or individuals
Respond to state and federal notices as necessary
Assisting with Federal and State government tax audits
Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign tax regulations while working to minimize tax liability and maximize after tax profits
Managerial experience over all areas of federal and state tax return compliance
Experience in managing U.S. federal and multi state tax audits
Assumes significant client responsibility as client's trusted advisor, is relied upon for knowledge of industry trends, identifies client issues and conflicts
Preparation and/or review of individual, partnership, and corporate federal and state income tax returns
Complex transactional planning and structuring

Senior Tax Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Tax Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, IICC, VAT, PST, HST, GST, EA, ERP, NYSC, MST

Education for Senior Tax Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior tax manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Taxation, Finance, Graduate, Business, Law, Education, MBA, Business/Administration, Accountancy

Skills for Senior Tax Manager

Desired skills for senior tax manager include:

Industry trends
Identify client issues and conflicts
Financial and tax accounting for investments
Proactively communicate solution options to management and team
Client’s businesses
CCH Profx and BNA Tax Planner
Federal
Corporate tax compliance
Demonstrated ability to develop business
Excel

Desired experience for senior tax manager includes:

Advanced degree and Corptax experience is a plus
4 to 20 years of experience with tax in a public accounting setting
Recruit, train, and develop tax staff
Participate in networking events and business development, as appropriate
Respond quickly to demanding clients' various requests
10+ years of straight public or public/private experience

Senior Tax Manager Examples

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Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior tax manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior tax manager
  • Provides top-level review of federal and multi-state income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and trusts
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting rules and pronouncements
  • Public company SEC reporting experience
  • Experience with foreign tax compliance / reporting a plus
  • Strong technical tax research experience
  • Responsible for ensuring all corporate tax and income tax obligations are met in a timely manner for own portfolio of clients
  • Responding to any ad-hoc tax queries and assisting with tax planning opportunities for these clients
  • Providing advice on tax technical matters
  • Consulting on various transactions as required, providing advice across all tax heads
  • Developing new business relationships and maintaining existing relationships
Qualifications for senior tax manager
  • Prior working experience in a similar capacity in a an advisory firm is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year staff management experience
  • Corporate Income Tax for large entities experience required-no exceptions
  • International Tax skills-a plus
  • Recent public experience within a regional or mid-sized firm required
  • Experience with family limited partnerships would be a plus
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Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior tax manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior tax manager
  • Managing the preparation of the Company’s federal and state corporate income tax returns and estimated tax payments process
  • Maintain working knowledge of federal and state tax rules and regulations to provide interpretation and advice to management on tax ramifications
  • Manage the preparation and review of U.S. federal and state income tax filings and ensure timely submission
  • Manage all U.S. federal and state income tax audits including all communication between the Company and the tax auditors
  • Prepares and reviews federal and international tax calculations created in connection with the preparation of income tax returns and quarterly income tax provisions
  • Assists the Director, Tax and the VP, Tax with identifying and implements potential federal and international tax planning opportunities
  • Maintain the integrity of the Tax Accounting sub ledger in support of the consolidated financial statements
  • Analyze income tax provision to tax return variances
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments within the company (primarily with the finance group), to ensure consistency and alignment to ensure compliance with the Company’s reporting timelines
  • Assisting VP of tax in identifying tax opportunities and mitigating tax risks and in identifying and implementing tax function process improvements
Qualifications for senior tax manager
  • Experience of operational management (for example, involvement in practice financial management)
  • Exposed to transformational or change management projects either internally or for a client
  • Experience of working with other delivery centres
  • Successful candidates will possess ability to plan client engagements, provide tax consulting services, supervise and review work of team staff members, work closely with clients internal managers and partners
  • Experience in the review of corporate returns specific to a variety of industries including Manufacturing Wholesale Distribution, Service, Retail and Restaurants
  • Possess specialized knowledge of ASC 740
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Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior tax manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior tax manager
  • Supervises the Company tax department staff in the US federal income tax compliance process (including estimates and extensions) by gathering the necessary accounting information, completing the individual and consolidating tax forms through the use of specialized tax software and utilizing the US Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) electronic filing process
  • Manage IRS income and other federal tax audits, including tracking and documenting, all required disclosures and correspondence with the IRS
  • Provide corporate tax compliance and advisory services to dealership clients, including multistate, multiple location and owner-managed businesses
  • Provide corporate tax compliance and advisory services to a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, private companies and owner-managed businesses
  • Develops new policies and process improvements and implements changes within function
  • Acts as a tax resource to internal departments and Company subsidiaries
  • Works with the Director and VP – Tax on resource planning
  • Interact with various departments to improve reporting systems as they relate to income taxes
  • Prepare or review quarterly and annual calculations of current and deferred tax provisions as per local GAAPs for management reporting for India entities and identify any USGAAP adjustments
  • Review India Corporation income tax and indirect tax returns such as VAT, service tax returns or upcoming GST returns
Qualifications for senior tax manager
  • Ability to identify and propose resolutions to complex income tax issues
  • Minimum of 7 years of tax experience or related experience
  • Over 12 years tax working experience in general manufacturing industry, familiar with China CAAP and US CAAP
  • Big 4 tax experience is a plus
  • A minimum of 7+ years of experience in public accounting, working with business and individual clients
  • Strong communication skills, as the Tax Senior Manager will interact with clients at all levels
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Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior tax manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior tax manager
  • Travels to foreign locations as necessary
  • Supports work associated with foreign external tax audits
  • Advises accounting and operations personnel on the tax effect of actual and proposed transactions
  • Assists in the coordination of work with host country accountants and attorneys in tax compliance matters and tax audits
  • Reviews and/or prepares local books in accordance with the planned tax strategy and host country requirements
  • Supplies host country accountants with needed information for statutory audits
  • Completes 5471 forms for foreign corporations and other information necessary for the US income tax return
  • Provides international tax research and planning for both corporate and personnel matters
  • Prepares tax expense and cash flow budget for assigned country operation on an as-needed basis
  • Prepares annual and quarterly tax accruals for assigned countries and other accruals on an as-needed basis
Qualifications for senior tax manager
  • BS in Accounting or business from an accredited university required
  • Mandarin language skills highly preferred (both written and verbal)
  • Experience researching and documenting complex tax issues, implementing tax savings strategies, and analyzing volumes of financial information, creating financial reports
  • Strong economic orientation
  • Minimum of 3 to 8 years related experience in public accounting or corporate tax department
  • Partnership tax experience is a plus
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Senior Tax Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior tax manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior tax manager
  • Support federal, state and international tax audits
  • Review calculation of quarterly estimated tax payments for federal and state jurisdictions
  • Participate in federal and state audit process
  • Review of critical Insurance Premium Taxes and VAT returns
  • Ad hoc items (issues raised by the wider business that need research)
  • Responsible for end to end compliance and related reconciliations, ensuring quality, accuracy and timely returns
  • Responsible for updated process documentation to reflect best practice
  • VAT/IPT Control Frameworks (maintaining and evidencing them)
  • Responsible for monitoring all unallocated and allocated tax accounts
  • Reviews proposals for tax implications and recommends actions that meet business plans while managing tax liability
Qualifications for senior tax manager
  • Strong tax knowledge and a professional accounting qualification (CPA preferred) are essential and willing to be very hands-on
  • Experience in appearing/representing matters before tax and regulatory authorities preferred
  • Ability to interact with multiple departments within an organization
  • Experience with complex individual tax compliance and planning estate tax compliance and planning are a plus
  • BS/BA degree with minimum 4-6 years proven tax manager in securities taxation
  • Tax technical background (chapter 3, 4, 61, 302, 305, 871(m) )

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