State and Local Tax Manager Job
Stryker - Kalamazoo, MI

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Requisition ID: 22275BR
Job Title: State and Local Tax Manager
Division: Corporate
Business Unit: -
Business Functions: Accounting/Auditing
Business Sub-Functions: Tax Assessment and Collections
Country: United States
State: MI
City: Kalamazoo
Shift: 1st

Job Description:
If you are someone that enjoys new challenges, loves to work with people and has SALT Tax management expertise, this is the job for you!

Responsibilities and Job Description:
- Directly responsible for managing the company's State and Local tax compliance and provision processes
- Integral member of highly respected, dynamic global tax team
- Reports to the Sr. Manager, Global Tax Controversy and Compliance
- Collaborate with the Business Unit and Global Tax personnel as well as cross-functional departments
Essential Responsibilities
- Manage state and local tax compliance, including: 
Supervise preparation of state and local tax returns 
Review state and local tax returns 
Ensure completeness and accuracy of state and local return listing 
Coordinate progress with Assoc. Manager, Global Tax Compliance 
Review and approve estimated payment calculations 
Ensure timely filing and payment of all state/local tax liabilities 
Oversee preparation and review all miscellaneous tax filings 
Manage responses to state/local notices and other inquiries 
Research state tax filing positions and opportunities

- Manage quarterly, year-end and budget state provision process: 
Identify ASC 740 (FAS 109/FIN 48) issues related to state taxes and prepare appropriate analysis and documentation 
Review state tax provision calculations 
Complete state provision to return and quarter to quarter analysis

- Collaborate with Manager, US Controversy regarding new filing requirements, tax positions, etc.
- Assist Manager, US Controversy, as requested, to gather documentation and defend state and local filing positions
- Collaborate with Manager, Domestic Tax Strategy on state tax planning initiatives
- Research and analyze relevant state and tax law and regulations
- Monitor state legislative and administrative tax developments and advise on impact to Stryker
- Manage, develop and mentor professional staff
- Develop and foster strong working relationships with Business Unit colleagues, cross-functional departments and relevant tax authorities

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in accounting or related field
- Minimum 6+ years of experience with multi-state tax compliance
- CPA, JD and/or MST preferred
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Excellent communication, organization and self-management skills
- Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
- Self-starter with excellent project management and partnering skills
- Management experience with a track record of motivating and developing staff

Desired Skills/Preferences
- Large multi-national corporation and/or Big 4 accounting firm experience
- Experience with multi-state transfer pricing issues a plus
- Adaptable/flexible: open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances and/or ability to work in ambiguous situations
- Strong influencing and negotiation skills

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