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Senior Tax Reporting Manager in Grand Rapids, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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Job Description

The candidate, reporting to the Director of Tax Reporting will participate in the management of all aspects of worldwide financial tax reporting including preparation of the quarterly tax footnote, both for actuals and forecasting, departmental budget and specifically ensuring compliance with ASC 740 and more broadly with all relevant SEC reporting requirements as they relate to corporate tax. Other responsibilities will include leading a team of up to three professionals in executing the above tasks and working with the controller's department to analyze the impact on corporate tax reporting of revision to accounting methods.


  • Responsible for further developing, implementing and maintaining a strong tax provision process and control environment
  • Review reconciliation of tax payables and manage cash taxes paid
  • Provides supervision for assigned staff including training, performance management, mentoring and development
  • Prepare quarterly tax footnote and quarterly tax reports for senior management in the company
  • Participate in special projects as required, including but not limited to, accounting method changes, planning and acquisition related work.
  • Managing internal and external stakeholders. Specifically, being a liaison with external auditors and resolving any queries or issues raised by them as part of their quarterly and annual audit review
  • Further develop a robust process to record existing/emerging task risks that feed seamlessly into the internal and external tax reporting activities
  • Continuously monitor the internal and external environment to spot emerging risks and propose how to manage these new risks
  • Accountable for the administration (selection/implementation and maintenance) of all tax consolidation software. Liaise with the controller's organization so the tax software used continues to interface properly with relevant finance systems

Required Experience

  • Must possess detailed understanding of ASC 740.
  • Must understand all other relevant aspects of US GAAP tax financial reporting.
  • Must have experience in translating local GAAP outside the USA into US GAAP.
  • Exposure to IFRS is desirable
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrable experience in having effective interaction with various groups within Finance to drive reliable external reporting for tax.
  • Advanced skills in the use of SAP, HFM, MS Excel and CorpTax are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing relevant process improvement in a mid/large size multinational corporation is very desirable
  • At least 5 years in a large corporate tax environment preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, a CPA and/or a Master of Tax is strongly preferred.
  • These formal qualifications are combined with 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting, and/or detailed tax experience in a mid to large size corporation.


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