Federal and State Tax Manager Illinois

Full time
Based on Experience
illinois 20/02/2018   Full time Based on Experience

Company Culture: 

  • Company is committed to living their Mission: To make life more rewarding and dignified for those who use our products and services. 
  • Company and the Director, Global Tax, as the leader of Tax, are invested in developing people to support their individual career goals and promoting from within. This position is available due to an internal move (cross-training opportunity).
  • Strong career development support provided through internal training/mentoring from Director, Global Tax, on-site training, individual development plans and eLearning On-Demand programs.


  • Competitive compensation with annual target bonus, profit sharing and 401k
  • Comprehensive health benefits package, wellness discounts, biometric screening, and health club subsidy
  • Great work/life balance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Per company policy, may be eligible for some flexibility on working remotely as well as some flexibility to daily work hours

Independent, Employee-Owned Company:

  • Company has remained stable and successful for over 95 years.
  • We are committed to remaining an independent, employee-owned company into perpetuity.
  • As a privately held company, we are able to make long-term, strategic decisions that are best for the best for our customers, company, and employees.
  • Since we do not have quarterly SEC and public reporting requirements we are able to focus on activities supporting strategic action. 
  • If you like the idea of understanding a company inside and out, wearing many hats and working on a project and seeing it through from start to finish, you are more likely to have this in a private company.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Global Tax, the Federal and State Tax Manager will work with many members of tax, finance, legal and business teams and will be responsible for managing and completing the federal and state tax compliance, tax provision, tax planning and audit defense.  This position will also have opportunities to become progressively involved in exciting planning projects.  Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the preparation of the federal and state tax compliance by ensuring complete, accurate, and timely reporting
  • Manage the preparation of the federal and state tax provision by ensuring complete, accurate, and timely reporting
  • Prepare and/or review estimated federal and state tax calculations
  • Prepare and/or review Foreign-Derived Intangible Income deduction, Global Intangible Low-taxed Income tax, , and other complex calculations
  • Perform research, analysis, and planning on federal tax issues
  • Manage federal and state audits
  • Remain current on latest tax law and monitor legislative changes
  • Work collaboratively on a cross-functional basis to identify and implement process improvements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (advanced degree or CPA strongly preferred, in process or willing to accomplish)
  • Minimum of 4 years of federal tax compliance and provision experience in public accounting, law firm, corporate in-house or a combination thereof
  • Critical thinker, self-motivated to proactively solve problems, improve processes and drive change
  • Ability to collaborate, build rapport and working relationships with team members at all levels and areas within and outside of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, required
  • Ability and desire to train, mentor, lead and develop team members

Libertyville, IL a NW Chicago suburb.

REF: US/TJ/Hollister