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Senior Manager, State & Local Tax

Clayton, MO · Accounting/Finance
About the Company: 
A Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on underinsured and uninsured individuals.  Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans).  

The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions.  It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.


Position Overview: Oversee state & local tax managers, seniors and staff; effect and ensure Company compliance with state & local tax laws and regulation; manage state & local tax function, including both sales/use taxes and income/franchise tax, audit defense, planning, and work with provision team on the company's effective state tax rate.


Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the preparation and assist with review of quarterly and annual ASC 740 and SSAP 10 (Statutory Accounting for Income Taxes) tax provision calculations, including FIN 48 reserves.
  • Research complex tax issues, develop authoritative tax positions, formulate tax planning recommendations, and participate in strategic tax planning initiatives.
  • Participate in M&A projects, including performing due diligence, structuring transactions and integrating operations from a tax perspective.
  • Assist with federal and state income, sales & use or franchise tax audits, including research and writing of technical tax memoranda.
  • Research and remain current on new federal or state tax laws and tax accounting developments, including FAS 109 and Sarbanes Oxley issues.
  • Assess risk profile of tax filing positions.
  • Ensure the timely and efficient monthly analysis of tax accounts in the general ledger.


Qualifications:
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's’ degree in Accounting. Masters degree highly preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in public accounting or private industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of ASC 740.
  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to successfully direct the completion of complex income tax accounting reporting tasks, tax returns, and research projects.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Big 4 or Fortune 500 experience highly preferred.


License/Certification:
  • CPA or Jurisdiction highly preferred.


Benefits: 
The company offers more than just medical insurance. They pay most of your benefits costs and in some cases – they pay 100 percent. Most of the benefits not covered by the company are paid with pre-tax payroll deductions. 
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (includes health care, dependent care mass transit reimbursement)
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Basic Life insurance
  • Supplemental AD&D
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick time
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training and Learning Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Educational Assistance
  • Service Awards
  • On-site fitness center or discount at local fitness centers (most locations)
  • Discounts for select local and national products and services, including cell phones, computers and more
  • Other amenities may be available, but vary by location

 
Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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