Domestic Tax Director Texas

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

Quest is an award-winning IT management software provider offering a broad selection of solutions that solve some of the most common and most challenging IT problems. We are currently looking for a Tax Director located in our Round Rock, Texas location.

Quest strives to be the best of the very best in everything we do. We are fanatically customer focused and are proud to support the most complex customers who have the highest IT demands in the world. It’s exciting, it’s rewarding, it’s hard work and offers career and personal growth.

Role Overview

This role will report to the Executive Director, Tax, and is responsible for leading all aspects of Quest’s tax accounting, reporting, and compliance operations. This includes the quarterly and year-end ASC 740 tax accounting and all aspects of tax compliance. While Round Rock is the first choice for the location for this role, other locations will be considered for the right candidate, including other locations within Texas. Director or Senior Management leveling will be determined based on the qualifications of the candidate.


  • Oversee preparation and review of accurate and timely consolidated US GAAP quarterly and annual tax provision calculations and financial statement footnotes and disclosures, including preparation and/or review of effective tax rate, tax balance sheet accounts, uncertain tax positions and footnote disclosures.
  • Oversee tax related close processes such as provision entries, tax related stock based compensation entries and quarterly provision memos.
  • Lead quarterly review and annual financial audit procedures for domestic taxes.
  • Manage and maintain interim and annual tax controls as needed in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley standards.
  • Oversee completion of tax returns and compliance for federal, state income/franchise tax, property tax, and state and local sales and use taxes.
  • Design and implement effective procedures to manage domestic tax compliance requirements, such as establishing a tax return calendar, coordinating estimated payments and extensions, registrations, and other return processes.
  • Contribute to the setup and maintenance of the Tax Department function, including implementation of cost effective tax provision and tax return software solutions and processes.
  • Manage annual companywide R&D credit and Section 199 studies.
  • Evaluate and implement domestic tax planning ideas.
  • Lead day-to-day management of domestic tax audits, including state and federal income tax audits, as they arise.
  • Work closely with other functions within finance, including financial reporting, corporate accounting and financial, planning and analysis.
  • Manage, build and foster relationships with inside business resources, especially senior management, tax consultants and external auditors.
  • Research, interpret and apply federal, state and local tax laws and legislative changes.
  • Manage outsource service providers for exceptional delivery and efficiency.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent from a college or university in Accounting
  • CPA
  • Ideally 8+ years of experience in a medium to large corporate tax environment and/or equivalent public accounting role with extensive experience in tax accounting
  • Demonstrated SEC reporting and tax accounting expertise
  • Extensive experience with tax compliance and provision software such as OneSource and tax research software such as CCH, BNA, RIA


  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • MS in tax or equivalent
  • Software industry experience
  • Experience with financial accounting for income taxes for carve outs
  • ERP systems for reporting and analysis (e.g. Oracle, HFM)
  • Sales and use tax experience

Company Description

Quest Software enables organizations of all sizes to better secure, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze information and infrastructure in order to help fuel innovation and drive their businesses forward. With over 3,500 team members around the globe, we intend to continue to grow revenues and add value to customers.

Our product portfolio serves a large base of customers and we are addressing the strategic imperatives for enterprise businesses. Working with some of the most talented employees the industry has to offer, we provide enhanced career opportunities for team members to learn and grow in a rapidly changing environment.

Why work with us?

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Life at Quest means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.

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When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.

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Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.

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We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.

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Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work. 

Quest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Quest is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Quest are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Quest will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Quest encourages applicants of all ages.