Tax Manager

Scholastic   •  

Lake Mary, FL

Industry: Media


8 - 10 years

Posted 43 days ago

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  • Oversee the outsource process of all U.S. jurisdictional sales/use tax returns to ensure they are filed accurately and timely in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and rulings in effect for all Scholastic business units
  • Standardize compliance processes across all business units wherever practical
  • Research and investigate sales tax changes in law and amend existing processes as required for ongoing compliance.
  • Streamline the tax return payment process for monthly prepayments and filings across all business units.
  • Review requested audit documentation and work with all internal organizational departments to obtain all needed information timely
  • Reconcile support data to returns and research variances for audit explanation
  • Audit defense
  • Use available research tools to obtain support for defense of all Scholastic Organization Divisional sales and use tax positions.
  • Make certain that all tax notices are addressed, researched and brought to resolution prior to statutory deadlines
  • Effectively interact with other tax discipline team members as well as the outsource provider to address and manage any tax issues that may arise
  • Effectively interact with all support teams (Finance, Sales, Customer Care, IT, etc.) to resolve matters that may relate to tax and tax reporting.
  • Research questions related to property tax valuation requirements to ensure valuations are correctly reported and property taxes are accurately paid
  • Perform initial review of all property tax valuations and associated compliance filings are completed timely and accurately
  • Ensure that all current business licenses and business taxes are filed correctly.
  • Assist in the review of business licensing requirements for all business unit locations and perform research needed for any new locations as a result of business growth
  • Review both sales and property tax calendars to ensure no compliance is missed or late
  • Continually work to improve current processes to increase efficiency and maximize production
  • Be responsible for the timely and accurate analysis and reconciliation of both the sales and property tax accounts to ensure that account balances are consistent with tax liability requirements.
  • Develop sales tax data tables to be used for scorecard reporting for Upper Management and year-end reviews
  • Develop monthly driver based analysis for property tax impact reporting going forward
  • Develop ad-hoc reporting and work on special projects as required to meet the needs of the business


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Tax, Finance or related field; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum 7 years direct Sales/Use Tax compliance experience in a multi-state/jurisdictional tax environment.
  • Supervision of Tax Accountant
  • Multi-state sales tax audit experience
  • Working knowledge of Vertex or similar taxing software.
  • Experience with accounting applications such as Oracle required.
  • Experience with tax research software (BNA, CCH, RIA, etc.)
  • Advanced level of proficiency in all dimensions Microsoft Office (intermediate experience in both excel and access)
  • Experience in Property Tax Valuation and compliance filings is extremely desirable
  • Self-motivated individual who has the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work with minimal supervision to meet all deadlines