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Sr. Tax Manager - US Fed Compliance (Hybrid)


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79458
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  International Tax Compliance
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

The Senior Tax Manager, US Federal Compliance, will be responsible for the US Federal tax compliance function, including working with third-party vendors, and components of the US Federal tax provision reporting process.  The senior manager will also assist in tax planning projects, accounting method changes, and audits as needed.  The senior manager will lead a team of six direct and indirect reports. This position reports to the Associate Director, Tax Compliance Americas.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Management and review of the US Federal tax compliance function, including review of all book to tax differences (e.g., Fixed Assets, Capitalized Interest, Inventory, Compensation, Deferred Revenue, 163(j), IC-DISC, Other deferred liabilities, etc.). 
  • Management and review of the annual US Federal tax compliance process, including review of the US consolidated Form 1120 and related schedules and disclosures, including coordination of international forms, and management of 3rd party vendors, including furnishing of data and discussion of tax technical positions.
  • Review of US partnership tax returns Form 1065s including review of tax basis.
  • Management and review of quarterly income tax computations for financial statement and management reporting to support tax reporting function: 
    • Current and deferred US income tax calculations.
    • Inventory of US deferred tax assets and liabilities.
    • Return to provision true-ups and documentation.
    • Monthly US cash tax forecast.
    • Review of FIN 48 positions.
  • Regularly seek to identify and drive process improvements within areas of responsibility.
  • Provide integral support to Tax Counsel team for income tax audits and tax planning projects as needed.
  • Write technical tax research and compliance memos.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of federal tax concepts and interpret current developments.
  • Assist in special projects including accounting method changes and review of Forms 3115 and strategic tax planning as necessary.
  • Provide coaching and training to team members and direct reports including interpretation of tax laws, regulations, and filing requirements.
  • Clearly communicate issues, opportunities, and solutions to Tax leadership and other groups.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum of 8 years related experience; combination of public accounting and/or public company experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in US tax compliance, consolidated returns, and related processes.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of US federal income tax concepts including Subchapter C and consolidated return regulations with demonstrated ability to research, communicate, and document issues.
  • In-depth understanding of US GAAP tax accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated excellent project management skills and the ability to strategize and prioritize when working on multiple deliverables.
  • Highly accountable with proven ability to work independently and through team members, think critically and solve problems, and make decisions exercising sound business acumen.
  • Strong management skills in coaching direct reports and other team members.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (Tax, Accounting, or Finance) and/or JD preferred.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of US international tax and state tax preferred.
  • One Source Income Tax Compliance, SAP and OneStream experience are an advantage.





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