Senior Tax Manager Arizona

Full time
Based on Experience
arizona 10/02/2018   Full time Based on Experience

We are seeking a Sr. Tax Manager to join our team at our P.F. Chang's Restaurant Support Office in North Scottsdale!

Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, this position will be responsible for leading the tax function and is responsible for federal and multistate corporate and partnership income tax compliance, multistate sales/use and personal property tax compliance, audit defense, tax research, and financial reporting for income taxes. This position also identifies, evaluates, recommends and implements tax planning opportunities to minimize the Company’s tax liability while working with accounting personnel, external auditors and tax advisors. The Senior Tax Manager interacts with business units, accounting, finance, treasury, legal, etc. to represent the Tax Services Team in critical business decisions. This position serves as the primary company ambassador for tax matters to educate key business unit leaders on the tax issues relevant to operations and planned transactions. The successful candidate will interface with senior management to develop and implement strategies, which minimize tax liability through sound and informed application of tax laws and regulations, aligned with the Company’s operating and strategic plans. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual who has the ability to be a big picture, strategic thinker with willingness to roll-up their sleeves and execute. The ideal candidate will operate with a sense of urgency and will have the proven ability to work across diverse lines of an organization. It is essential that the successful candidate has strong communication and leadership skills, a well-rounded tax background, strong management experience, hands-on tax accounting experience and a desire for problem solving in a non-routine, dynamic environment.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Tax Services team via mentorship and continuous development, fostering a culture of constant improvement and progress.
  • Lead and direct relationships with external tax advisors for purposes of consulting on technical issues, supporting tax compliance processes and assisting with special tax projects as necessary.
  • Advise senior management on the tax implications of our operations and develop an optimal tax strategy from both a cash tax and financial statement perspective.
  • Minimize the Company's tax liabilities through the pursuit of favorable tax filing positions and maximization of tax incentives/credits.
  • Partner with People Services Team on WOTC and other employment-based tax incentives/credits.
  • Manage income tax compliance process ensuring all federal and state corporate and partnership tax returns are timely and accurately completed and filed.
  • Manage quarterly estimated income tax payment process while optimizing cash flow timing.
  • Ensure that the consolidated quarterly and annual tax provisions and footnotes are complete, consistently prepared and materially correct, including all calculations for ASC 740 (FAS 109), ASC 718 (FAS 123R), ASC 740-10 (FIN 48) and ASC 450 (FAS 5), as well as all tax account reconciliations, related SOX 404 documentation and corresponding footnote disclosures.
  • Manage tax reporting, compliance and planning for certain partnerships/joint ventures.
  • Manage sales/use and personal property tax compliance process ensuring all state and local tax returns are completed and filed.
  • Partner with the Financial Accounting team to take ownership of the tax depreciation of fixed assets and real property tax reconciliation audits and reviews.
  • Ensure compliance with international tax reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate and develop tax policies and internal control procedures to ensure compliance with SOX rules and internal audit reviews.
  • Closely manage all income tax audits and oversee all sales/use tax audits ensuring efficient resolution and minimization of exposure to assessments.
  • Act as resource for the operating divisions, providing guidance on tax issues such as payroll, benefits, licenses and other tax-related issues.
  • Monitor and analyze tax cases, regulations and laws in order to convey to management information regarding such developments and their application to the Company and financial statements, if any.
  • Provide relevant tax updates to executive leadership and/or Audit Committee.
  • Identify, analyze and implement tax planning opportunities and mitigate tax risks.
  • Oversee special projects, as required (for example: cost segregation studies, R&M expense studies, etc.).
  • Interface and collaborate successfully with Financial Accounting & Reporting Team, Financial Planning & Analysis Team, and all levels of management.
  • Prepare technical memoranda documenting various tax issues.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required
  • CPA preferred
  • Masters in Tax preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive tax experience in a corporate tax department and/or a national CPA firm (emphasis in multi-state taxation) required.
  • Strong experience in federal and multi-state corporate income tax compliance, federal and multi-state partnership income tax compliance, audit defense and tax planning as well as knowledge and experience in sales & use taxes and personal property taxes.
  • Strong technical knowledge of tax accounting (e.g., tax code, US GAAP), SEC rules and requirements and knowledge of accounting principles and tax compliance.
  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. consolidated tax returns and ASC 740 (FAS 109).
  • Ability to research tax issues and present findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to collaborate successfully with contacts at all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment required.
  • Ability to respond to, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of completeness and accuracy.
  • Effective and decisive under pressure with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to manage multiple processes and projects.
  • Experience utilizing on-line tax research, tax return and tax provision software such as CCH and OneSource, respectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)