The Role: State and Local Tax Director The Location: US - CO Englewood 15 Inverness Way East The Grade/Level: 12 (relevant to internal applicants only)
The Team S&P Global is seeking a State and Local Tax Director with experience in US state and local income taxation of corporations. The State and Local Tax Director will lead a team with primary responsibility for all aspects of S&P Global' s state and local tax compliance, audits, and provision for direct tax. In addition, this position will provide guidance to all S&P business units on direct tax matters.
The Impact The State and Local Tax Director will be a key member of the team in proactively monitoring state tax legislation changes and analyzing the impact to the Company, specifically with respect to the state impacts of Federal Tax Reform.
Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of all State and Local Income and Franchise Tax Returns for S&P Global and Subsidiaries, including tax estimates, elections, related statements, supporting documentation and related analysis and support.
Provide assistance with the preparation of the federal income tax return
Assistance with other non-income state and local taxes (gross receipt tax, and property taxes)
Manage, negotiate, and resolve state controversies which include preparing information for auditors, managing hearings and appeals meetings, and preparing protests
Manage the preparation and review of the state income tax provision, effective tax rate, deferred taxes, and income taxes payable in accordance with ASC 740, including state uncertain tax positions computations and documentation
Maintain state payable roll-forward and cash tax schedules
Responsible for the validation of material state deferred tax balances annually
Monitor state tax legislation changes and analyze impact to the Company and ensure nexus compliance for direct.
Analysis of Federal Tax Reform conformity for states within the current and future corporate structure.
Work directly with Government Affairs on lobbying efforts with respect to the state impacts of Federal Tax Reform
Manage models of state tax impacts of Federal Tax Reform and methodologies for implementation of compliance and provision.
Research and draft technical memorandum regarding income and franchise tax
Respond and interact with business units on all state and local direct tax matters
Managing the third-party advisers who are assisting us in meeting our obligations.
Researching and documenting positions to support conclusions on various issues as required.
Increasing the tax technical competency of tax associates involved in state tax matters.
Plan for and develop overall state tax compliance calendar and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Drive process improvement with respect to state tax compliance and provision and implement technology tools and automation of processes
Supervise, mentor, and develop staff
Position responsible for the filing of approximately 300 state and local income/franchise tax returns (Unitary/combined/standalone).
Oversight of annual reports and property tax return.
Position responsible for coordinating tax payments of approximately $70m annually
Challenge existing practices & test new ideas.
Position works with all levels within the corporation and viewed as the technical resource on all state and local tax matters.
Produce consistent, high-quality work.
Communicate and consult with senior management on state and local tax- related issues.
What We're Looking For
At least 10+ years of professional tax experience with at least 4+ years of experience in accounting for income taxes under US GAAP.
Experience with an accounting firm preferred
Ability to utilize technology systems and databases adopted by the Company
Deep experience with State income tax compliance
Working knowledge of accounting and federal income taxation
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to use tax knowledge and previous experience to add value and assist in meeting the department's objectives while working in a fast-paced organization
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to interpret and document technical information in a manner which is understandable by a non-state tax person
Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within required time constraints and deadlines.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and OneSource (e.g., Pivot tables, VLOOKUP's)
Works well independently and in a team environment
Must be able to identify, evaluate, and resolve state tax issues related to tax processes
Must be able to identify and interact with various contacts to resolve state tax issues
Position must be able to provide direction and oversight to team members to ensure department and individual objectives are achieved
BA/BS in Accounting and/or Master's degree in Taxation
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only) S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $82,600 to $188,600. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan
This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries/us
About Company S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
Equal Opportunity Employer S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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