State & Local Tax Manager

Granite Construction   •  

Watsonville, CA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 202 days ago

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As State and Local Tax Manager, based in Watsonville CA, you will be responsible for using independent discretion and knowledge in overseeing the preparation of sales, use and property tax returns and schedules, or other tax documents to ensure accurate tax reporting or tax planning. The ability to research and educate others is key to this role. Duties and work experience will include the following:

  • Manage sales and use tax staff working on a variety of tax returns and projects
  • Assist with the management of sales and use tax audits. Evaluate potential tax exposure, develop and implement audit strategies and maintain successful auditor relationships. Provide timely communication of audit results to management.
  • Manage tax responsibilities for all mergers and acquisitions. Partner with M&A and other internal teams on review of due diligence work for sales and use tax matters
  • Participate in special tax projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA or MST preferred

Work Experience

  • 10 + years’ of experience in related field

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Sales tax experience working in a public accounting firm, law firm or corporate tax department
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to perform tax research and develop planning concepts
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Ability to handle recurring deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to teach your area of expertise
  • Construction experience, a plus

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment
  • Ability and willingness to abide by Company’s Code of Conduct on a daily basis
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive
  • Occasional travel may be required

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.