Indirect Tax Manager

Role Title:
Indirect Tax Manager
Location:
Waltham, MA
Job Advert Description

Clarks is looking for a Manager of Indirect Tax who will manage compliance, audit and research activities for sales and use tax and personal property tax.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage sales and use tax compliance, research and plan for sales tax topics to minimise non-compliance, over/under payment and avoid financial penalties and inspections.  Ensure appropriate sales tax rates maintained and reflected in tax compliance software.
  • Manage sales and use tax and personal property tax audits to minimise risk and reduce proposed assessment
  • Oversee filing of personal property tax returns to ensure the business its meeting it tax obligations accurately and on time
  • Implement satisfactory controls and implements and maintain tax software to ensure effective processes and data integrity
  • Optimise tax efficiency and identify possible tax savings
  • Understand and address tax legislation changes to ensure continued tax compliance and early identification of opportunities to minimise tax costs
  • Manage projects related to sales tax issues as they arise including issues involving POS and ecommerce applications to ensure tax implications are understood and built into any solutions
  • Recommend and implement changes to tax systems, formal procedures, processes, and administration of tax services to drive improvement to current and future ways of working in line with agreed outcomes

Qualifications: 

  • Tax / accounting qualification and significant experience in a corporate organisation
  • Good experience of sales and use tax and personal property tax
  • Good research skills particularly in the area of sales and use tax issues
  • Good management and financial accounting knowledge
  • Good understanding of the business operations and processes to ensure tax opportunities are maximised and tax costs minimised
  • Strong accounting and SAP business system knowledge
  • Excellent report writing, correspondence and negotiation skills
  • Experience of direct dealing and negotiation with tax authorities.
  • Experience of working autonomously on multiple projects and to deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and economic analysis skills for data interpretation.
  • Strong influencing and relationship building skills