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Tax Manager SALT

Company: Janie and Jack
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

[Indirect Tax Experience Preferred]

Iconic. Approachable. Connected. These are some of the ideas that guide our every day at Janie and Jack. We set ourselves apart with outstanding quality and great care to every detail, from our clothing to our customer service to the people we work with. Are you ready to be a part of the Janie and Jack story?

What You'll Do:
This job contributes to Janie and Jack's success by setting the strategy and managing the company's tax accounting and reporting processes. Tax responsibilities includes sales and local taxes, personal business property tax, and income tax provision not a requirement but a plus. The scope of responsibilities includes managing tax compliance and audits, gathering and analyzing supporting data, researching taxability and other issues, and identifying process improvements.
The Tax Manager will develop a strategy and leading execution against the strategy to evolve these functions' processes, policies and capabilities. The leader in this position will help foster continuous process improvement within their organization. Models and acts in accordance with Janie and Jack's guiding values and mission.
This position is based in San Francisco, California and has a hybrid office/remote work schedule.
This position reports to the VP Controller and does not have any positions reporting to it.

Role Description:
Manage all aspects of sales & use tax, property tax including preparing, reviewing supporting schedules and returns, and filing of sales/use tax returns and payment of related tax liabilities.
Gather, reconcile and/or analyze source data for returns, audits, and tax notices.
Manage sales & tax compliance by ensuring compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures. Identify and implement best practices and improve automation of key processes.
Maintaining tax calendar, and monitor nexus footprint and filing requirements on an ongoing basis, including impact of changes in business activities and laws. Monitor sales/use tax legislation for relevant opportunities and issues.
Coordinates related reporting around period ends and works with the accounting department to comply with all financial reporting requirements.
Manage use tax accrual process; claim and document manufacturing, resale and other applicable exemptions; support Purchasing group on use tax decisions.
Coordinate deliverables and data requests for Direct Tax. Assist with preparing book-tax differences and tax provision computations, related tax memo and required disclosures work paper and documentation.
Identify opportunities to improve and/or automate tax compliance processes to increase efficiency and quality.

Critical Competencies:
Technical/Functional Expertise: Demonstrating broad technical knowledge of sales and use tax rules on a multistate basis.
Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results and persevering when challenged.
Results Oriented: Identifying and performing actions necessary to complete tasks and attain results, regardless of obstacles or challenges.
Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments.
Planning/Organization: Prioritizing and managing tasks to meet deadlines; managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information or events, drawing logical conclusions and making recommendations for action.
Teamwork: Working effectively with others and sharing information and resources within a matrix and team-based environment.
Communication: Utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills to influence the actions, decisions, opinions or thinking of others.
Organizational Sensitivity: Acting based on how individuals and organizational units function and react, using informal systems to get things done and obtaining support of key players.

Key Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting +5 years and Tax. (CPA desired)
Previous experience working in Consumer Goods or Retail is a plus.
Strong understanding of business operations and their accounting implications.
Previous experience managing the tax accounting and reporting process.
BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field from nationally accredited university.
MST, MAC or similar advanced degree preferred.
CPA license preferred.
7+ years of progressive state and local sales/use tax experience with public accounting firm and/or multistate company, including demonstrated management skills.
Proficiency with online tax research tools.
Proficiency with sales/use tax compliance software.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
Familiarity with corporate ERP or accounting systems. (Dynamics 365 preferred)
Familiarity with data wrangling and visualization tools.

Keywords: Janie and Jack, Houston , Tax Manager SALT, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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