Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Tax Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/17/2019 12:16 PM)
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    Tax Manager


    The Income Tax Manager will be responsible for managing the corporate tax function, including the training and development of our team of tax accountants. You will be responsible for ASC 740 reporting, US federal income tax returns, estimated payments, and leading tax planning initiatives. You will research and communicate tax issues, manage special projects, and work with various internal departments, auditors and outside tax providers. Other critical responsibilities include process improvement and leveraging technology. A successful individual in this role must be able to communicate the technical tax issues surrounding various types of taxes to a wide variety of audiences.


    The Tax Manager reports to the Director of Tax.

    Job Description

    Position Overview

    Area of Responsibility

    • Interim and year-end ASC 740 income tax provision
    • Ensure income tax provision is timely and accurately recorded
    • Manage external auditors through income tax provision each quarter
    • Federal income tax return
    • Calculation of book tax differences
    • Computation of federal and multi-state estimated tax payments to maximize cash flow and avoid penalties
    • Ensures information is provided timely to outside tax provider
    • Investigates alternate fee arrangement solutions with vendors; assists in managing relationship
    • Acts as main point of contact with outside tax provider for compliance issues
    • Assist with state income tax as needed
    • Lead various tax planning and special projects
    • Research complex tax issues, analyze various laws and interpret how they apply to the company, reviews technical documentation prepared by others
    • Recommend and help implement enhancements to processes and procedures related to evolution of the company, changes in the business environment, and tax law changes
    • Proactively identify tax savings strategies
    • Support tax director and state and local tax team in tax strategy initiatives
    • Manage the development of the tax team
    • Manage staff to ensure work is completed accurately and timely
    • Manage the hiring process for income tax staff and senior staff
    • Ensure all financial and operational controls are performed effectively
    • Lead implementation of enhancements to processes and procedures related to evolution of the company, changes in the business environment, and tax law changes
    • Other projects as required


    Additional Qualifications

    The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

    • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
    • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
    • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time
    • BS or BA in accounting or related field
    • CPA required
    • Minimum of five years of income tax experience
    • Management experience required


    Proficiency Standards

    • Integrity - Acts ethically, maintaining a commitment to honesty and truth in all facets of behavior that builds the trust of others
    • Work Ethic - Delivers accurate, timely and consistent results while understanding the need to balance short-term sacrifice for long-term gain
    • Team Player - Supports the overall efforts of the team to accomplish departmental and Company goals and objectives
    • Team Builder - Acts as a role model within the department in all facets of assigned job duties, while effectively providing feedback to team members and earning respect as a leader
    • Commitment - Strives to become a dynamic and dedicated leader who is committed to the standards and mission of Lithia, by providing opportunities for our people to excel and grow in a positive, respectful work environment
    • Innovator - Creates positive change by taking on new challenges and providing solutions to improve current processes that add value


    Physical Demands & Working Conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
    • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment


    Lithia Hiring Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • 18 years or older
    • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
    • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
    • Clear pre-employment drug screen


    NOTE:  This job description applies only to the specific employing entity and location of an individual’s employment. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).


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