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Tax Manager - Alliance Bernstein in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Nashville, TN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
    Tax Manager

Job Description

Tax Manager

About AllianceBernstein (AB)

We are an extraordinarily client-focused asset management firm with unique capabilities to provide world-class offerings to our clients across the full spectrum of asset management and to foster their financial success. High-quality research is at our core, and we apply our intense research to deepening our understanding of today's constantly changing financial environment. Our reach with institutional and retail clients is worldwide-we operate on a global scale, which is critical today because of the interdependence of financial markets, and our highly respected private client business shows that we have understood how to translate research into results for over 40 years.

AB's Move to Nashville

AB's new office in Nashville will be home to the company's new corporate headquarters and will embody AB's relentless ingenuity and extraordinary client focus. The future HQ will be home to the finance, technology, operations, legal, compliance, internal audit, human resources, and sales and marketing functions. AB's move to Nashville is a strategic long-term investment by our company, in a vibrant and growing city that is committed to developing its infrastructure, supporting local business and attracting new talent, not to mention the myriad benefits that it provides AB employees (e.g., lower taxes, shorter commutes, lower cost of living).

Why AB?

Whether you are a summer intern, a new associate or a seasoned professional, you will quickly sense something unique at our firm. We call this our culture of relentless ingenuity.

Relentlessness continuously moves us forward. We want to win for our clients, and we are both tenacious and resolute as we pursue this goal. We balance our relentlessness with ingenuity, which we consider an intellectual trait. We are endlessly curious, always seeking to transform stale ideas and received wisdom into fresh insights and bold new ways to help our clients succeed.

At AB, we will value you as an individual and welcome you as part of a motivated team. Our work environment is dynamic and exciting, with a vibrant mix that includes people from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, some of whom are just starting their careers and some of whom are seasoned professionals with excellent track records of success. We know that we can only build better outcomes for our clients with a strong set of shared values.

We are also deeply committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We hire the best and brightest people, without restriction, and this creates a unique environment of energy, teamwork and trust.

About Vaco

AB has partnered with Vaco, a consulting, contract and direct hire firm founded in Nashville, TN to find the right accounting, finance, marketing, and sales talent. Having spent time with the team at AB, Vaco is uniquely poised to find the best people to serve in these new positions.

Job Description:

The Global Tax Department of AB is in search of a State & Local Tax Manager to join their U.S. Finance organization. The candidate will report to the SVP/Global Tax Director and will be involved in various aspects of the company's tax planning and compliance activities including forecasting of the effective tax rate and supporting the annual tax return process. The position will partner with other members of the finance team including, General Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury and Legal. In addition, key constituents will include, external tax and legal counsel. The candidate will play an integral role in assisting the team achieve strategic objectives, drive process improvements, support international tax teams with the goal of ensuring the firm's global tax requirements are complied with accurately and timely.

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Act as the key point of contact and support for the Firm's Multi-State matters
  • Review State and Local income tax return filings
  • Prepare and/or file non-income taxes (Sales & use tax, net worth tax, commercial rent tax, etc.)
  • Partner with Legal Team in maintaining business licenses, preparing and filing annual reports, and annual fees
  • Oversee the calculation of state apportionment/allocation data
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of all non-income tax filings
  • Liaise with tax authorities and provide tax audit support for the Firm
  • Manage external tax authorities' requests, audits, and nexus inquiries
  • Provide internal Multi-State tax advisory services and support on business operations matters
  • Provide technical support on M&A activities
  • Support the Company's governance processes which include providing Board Level Reporting
  • Closely monitor and timely implement changes to State & Local tax operations
  • Participate in or lead special projects


  • Highly proficient in Multi-State Compliance & Tax Reporting
  • Prior experience working on Multi-state matters is desired
  • Outstanding organization skills, ability to effectively prioritize, and direct others
  • Knowledge of tax accounting and federal tax return compliance is a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, collaborative by nature
  • Exceptional at developing internal client relationships
  • Proficient MS Office, XBRL

Education and Experience

  • 4 to 6 years' progressive experience in a Corporate Tax Department
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting
  • Big Four experience desired
  • CPA required
  • MS in Taxation a +

Job Requirements

Corporate Federal Tax Return experience