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Tax Compliance Manager

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your OpportunityOur team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:Competitive Pay: $104,000-$152,350 annuallyAnnual Bonus Earning PotentialComprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and MoreEducation benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.
Overall accountabilities are defined in this section. The Tax Compliance Manager manages multi-state and local sales and use tax, property tax, and other business tax administration and compliance, including research and analysis of related tax laws and communication with state and local jurisdictions and authorities, for multiple legal entities.Core ResponsibilitiesPrepare and review monthly sales and use tax data provided to third-party return preparer.Review sales and use tax returns prepared by third-party, calculate and submit required monthly funding payment, and clear accruals against payments in SAP ERP.Manage and review both customer and vendor sales tax exemption certificates.Prepare, review, and timely and accurately file all other indirect tax returns and reports.Liaison with third-party consultant for property tax reporting, including gathering and providing all information necessary to complete the annual property tax rendition reports for production facilities, sales offices, and cold storage inventories.Coordinate payment of property tax bills and prepare monthly accrual of property tax expense considering business activities impacting property tax liability.Prepare, review, and timely and accurately file all unclaimed property reports, including mailing of due diligence letters to property owners according to each state's requirements.
Track and handle responses to due diligence letters.Manage all indirect tax state audits, including responding to requests for data, coordinating site visits by auditors, and reviewing all findings.Research state sales and use tax and other indirect tax issues and document findings.Assist with the management of state tax incentive programs.Prepare general ledger journal entries by performing calculations and analysis, maintaining supporting records, and reconciling accounts for property tax and other indirect tax accounts.Perform account reconciliations for assigned general ledger accounts and make appropriate adjustments or correcting entries.Review account reconciliations prepared, and entries posted by direct report, following policy.Provide indirect tax support for new acquisitions and system conversions. This includes reviewing, interpreting, and converting financial data as well as process definition and documentation.Perform accounting and internal control responsibilities under GAAP, SOX 404, and company policy.Support semi-annual, annual, and ad hoc corporate tax and financial reporting requests.Initiate and manage process improvements and system enhancements for role and function to increase data integrity and provide quality customer service to business partners.Review and update business process narratives as necessary.Lead the implementation effort for various tax tool and software projects, participating in blueprinting, testing, system training, data conversion, and post-go-live analysis.Administer various tax software tools and serve as subject matter expert on functionality.Complete special projects and ad hoc assignments as requested.Cross-train with other personnel as assigned.Champion and demonstrate Smithfield's ROI guiding principles and Core Four Values.Foster a positive team environment built on respect and gratitude.Manage and motivate personnel by interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, directing, and reviewing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing feedback and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.Grow knowledge and develop skills by pursuing educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations, and maintaining personal networks.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions . Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.2+ years of demonstrated experience in team management/development or project leadership is required.CPA Certificate, preferred.Public accounting experience is strongly encouraged.Strong research skills and ability to comprehend tax implications.Thorough knowledge of financial and business principles, including GAAP, and an ability to grasp company financial policies and protocols.Strong experience with general ledger, account reconciliation, and analysis.Strong experience working with indirect tax including sales and use tax, property tax, and unclaimed property.Experience in manufacturing industry a plus.Knowledge of SAP ERP software, preferred.Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office tools.Knowledge of Avalara ECM Pro, Avalara Tax Research, RIA Checkpoint, and Sovos Taxware preferred.Strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills.Solid mathematical skills.Strong multi-tasking, prioritization, and organizational skills.High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.Strong interpersonal skills.Displays professionalism and integrity.Proactive and solution-oriented with the ability to think creatively.Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills.Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.Self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.Ability to be respectful, approachable, and team-oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

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