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Senior Manager, State and Local Tax

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Senior Manager, State and Local Tax

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You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you’ll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose: Oversee and manage various aspects of the company’s tax functions, including GAAP and Statutory tax financial accounting and reporting, federal and state tax audits, and tax research and planning.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's’ degree in Accounting.
  • 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.

License/Certification: CPA preferred.

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package: Flexible work solutions including remote options, hybrid work schedules and dress flexibility, Competitive pay, Paid time off including holidays, Health insurance coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) and stock purchase plans, Tuition reimbursement and best-in-class training and development.

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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