Tax Manager
Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC - Parsippany, NJ
Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
Manage all income tax provision matters related to the Company’s financial statements, footnotes, and SEC filings. Manage the implementation and use of OneSource Tax Provision software. Facilitate the preparation of complete and accurate federal, state and foreign tax returns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Take a lead role in providing technical expertise with regard to accounting for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) GAAP, SEC, and SOX requirements. Identify process improvements, implement changes and ensure best practices. Facilitate the accurate and timely filing of corporate income/franchise tax returns. Assist with international income tax issues, including transfer pricing. Assist with mergers and acquisitions and other tax planning research projects as they arise. Mentor associates in the tax department. Maintain on-going communication with Tax Director and VP of Tax and Financial Reporting Function.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strong technical knowledge of ASC 740 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) and SOX requirements. Fundamental understanding of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Strong technical knowledge of federal and state tax laws. Strong accounting and analytic skills and ability to research and apply tax law to specific fact pattern. Able to exercise independent judgment with regard to the application of tax law to effectively minimize liabilities, risks and exposures.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: YES

One Direct Report Indirect Supervision

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. MS in Taxation and/or CPA is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Public accounting experience – Big 4 experience preferred – with emphasis on ASC 740 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) and corporate compliance. 8+ years relevant work experience, including most recent 2 years managing associates.

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:
Strong managerial and leadership skills with a hands-on approach. Strong analytical skills and ability to research effectively. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently. Must be able to prepare income tax provision in accordance with ASC 740 (FAS 109 and FIN 48). Must be able to prepare consolidated federal and state tax returns. Working knowledge of OneSource Tax Provision and OneSource Income Tax software is a plus. Experience with SEC filings is a plus. Diligent work ethic.

Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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