Indirect Tax Manager

Role Title:
Indirect Tax Manager
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.


  • 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


  • 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