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Posted October 15th

Tax Manager - North America Indirect Tax

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted October 15th

Tax Manager - North America Indirect Tax

Chicago, Illinois

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Tax Manager - North America Indirect Tax

The following position is is open in Illinois , United States .

What makes this a great opportunity?

The successful candidate will play a critical managerial role in North American state, local, and transactional tax implications. This position will report directly to the Director of Tax - Americas and requires experience and knowledge in a wide variety of non-income tax requirements and opportunities in the United States and Canada. The position will work closely with the world-wide Corporate Tax group and Global Business Services to thoughtfully align processes and procedures, reduce tax risks, and identify value-added opportunities.

Role Responsibilities

Summary of Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Management of ongoing estimated payment calculations and filing requirements for the obligations including, but not limited to:
    • Tangible property tax
    • Energy tax returns
    • Lease transaction tax
    • Sales and use tax
    • Federal excise tax
    • Commercial activity tax
    • Value added tax
  • Management of advisor services
  • Primary contact with jurisdictional indirect tax authorities to manage and support all needs for various indirect tax audits
  • Team with the Global Business Services department, the Brand department, Supply Chain, Government Relations, Legal department, and IT, to plan for upcoming changes in business, manage and create efficiencies related to data, and design and implement process improvements.
  • Provide periodic tax related training to business partners
  • Value-added consulting and troubleshooting on the day-to-day processes managed by Global Business Services
  • Assistance with the year-end tax provision as needed
  • Ad hoc project leadership and participation on tax matters

Qualifications & Experience

Basic Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, or in Finance with an accounting emphasis
  • 7+ years of experience with public accounting firm or large multi-national corporation with progressive responsibilities related to indirect taxes
  • Sound judgment and ability to provide recommendations toward process improvement
  • Appetite for developing others to strengthen the team and provide mentoring of staff
  • Effective oral and written communicator
  • Comfortable interacting at all levels in the organization
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, problem solving and decision making
  • Proficient at Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MST and / or CPA or CMI

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant's skills and experience.