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Senior Manager, State & Local Tax

Clayton, Missouri Apply Now Job ID 1175383 Category Leadership Organization Centene Corporation Schedule Full-time
Position Purpose: 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.

  • 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.

    Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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