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Tax Manager; Lake Forest, CA

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posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:13 PM by Unknown user

Manager, Tax Accounting


Our client is the world leader in in-flight entertainment and communications, with most systems installed, most airlines served, and the industry's deepest knowledge base, developed with over 35 years of consistent product innovation and committed customer service. 

Job Summary 

Reporting to the Director, Finance, and to the Vice-President, Tax, the Manager, Tax will be responsible for ensuring timely compilation and filing of the Company’s international, federal, state, and local income and indirect tax returns, and corresponding tax accounting requirements; 

(S)he will also assess the tax implications of the Company’s financial planning and strategic objectives, and recommend ways to minimize obligations through use of tax laws and regulations; 

(S)he will further have general oversight responsibilities for all tax departmental matters, including managing a group of 5 tax professionals, and monitoring scheduling and staffing needs 

Major Responsibilities 
Tax and Financial Reporting 
• Reviews and ensures overseas branch tax return workpapers are prepared and provided to overseas tax preparers, and filed in a timely manner; 

• Manages international, multi-state, and local indirect tax returns including domestic sales and use tax returns, overseas Value-Added Tax returns, overseas Goods and Services Tax returns, and domestic property tax returns filings; 

• Participates and supports international, federal, state, and local tax audits, and defends the Company’s tax positions; 

• Acts as liaison to ensure proper co-ordination of consolidated tax reporting requirements; 

• Reviews all tax-related documentation and determines appropriate strategy for responding; 

• Estimates accurate cash flow for all tax-related activities; 

• Oversees tax accounting process including completion of annual tax provision reporting packages and monthly general ledger tax account reconciliations 

• Oversees local branch cost plus accounting and process, including completion of annual tax package reporting, and management of annual local statutory audit requirements 

Tax Supervisory 
• Manages tax professional training and resource requirements; 

• Monitors staff performance through providing ongoing feedback and support of the semi-annual and annual review process; 

• Oversees the recruitment, onboarding, and training processes for new staff, and ensures continued departmental compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures 


 Knowledge/Skill Requirements 
• Advanced knowledge of international tax principles, including transfer pricing methodologies and permanent establishment concepts; 

• Ability to maintain and manage good relationships with external advisors, tax authority representatives, and internal domestic and foreign directors, managers, and staff throughout various corporate departments; 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 

• Strong analytical and problem-solving approach to assignments, combined with an ability to multi-task where required; 

• Strong project management skills, and the ability to identify issues, propose solutions, and communicate recommendations; 

• Dedication to team-building and knowledge-sharing; 

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and a general knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) systems such SAP as Oracle; 

Education/Experience Requirements 
• Master’s or JD degree in Taxation, or equivalent; 

• CPA license preferred; 

• 5 plus years of dedicated tax experience either with “Big 4” accounting firm or corporate tax department; 

• Experience supervising tax professionals, including assigning and directing work, training, and appraisal 

Other Requirements 
• Ability to travel up to 5% of time. 

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