Tax Manager - State & Local Tax - Income & Franchise - Philadelphia, PA
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The key to appropriately managing a company's overall state and local tax cost is to align tax strategies with business initiatives and proceed with assisting the company with implementation. Ernst & Young's State & Local Tax (SALT) practice provides the knowledge, experience, resources, and processes to bridge the gap between what is expected of a company's tax department and its current capacity. In addition to having depth of technical knowledge and experience, our professionals are knowledgeable about the business challenges companies are facing and how those challenges affect a company's state and local tax position. Our national network of practitioners focuses on both direct and indirect state and local taxes by offering a broad array of services.
We are currently seeking a State & Local Tax Manager, specializing in Income and/or Franchise tax, to manage multiple and challenging tax engagements and to contribute to the delivery of innovative tax planning ideas for our diverse clients. This includes in-depth knowledge in the following areas: multi-state income tax knowledge, including, but not limited to, unity, apportionment and state tax provisions. The following additional areas of knowledge are also desired: state tax audits and controversy, incentives and credits, and transactional taxes including, sales/use and property taxes. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate.
Demonstrate an understanding of complex tax concepts and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations. Develop and deliver quality tax planning approaches with timely and responsive services and work products that meet and/or exceed client expectations. Identify and sell opportunities for tax planning and other special services.
Manage the work of client service team members. Participate in and contribute to attaining team goals.
Thoroughly and accurately analyze information. Prepare quality, practical approaches to the client's tax situation and arrive at appropriate conclusions. Lead in developing recommendations and implementation plans and make informed decisions in complex and judgmental areas.
Strong written skills are required. The candidate must be able to produce deliverables (e.g., memorandums, opinions) that analyze statutes, regulations, rulings, case law and other relevant authority and apply it to a taxpayer's complex facts.
To qualify, candidates must have:
- a bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or a related field (an advanced degree in tax or law is highly desirable)
- a minimum of 4 years of relevant tax consulting experience or equivalent experience in business or industry
- CPA certification, Member of the Bar, or foreign equivalent certification
- broad exposure to state and local taxation
- excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
Ernst & Young - 18 months ago
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