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TAX MANAGER I

Company: Pilkington North America Inc.
Location: Northwood
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Pilkington North America, Inc. (PNA) is a glass manufacturing company with locations across the US and operations with Canada and Mexico. PNA is part of the Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. worldwide organization. PNA produces and distributes manufactured flat glass for solar and commercial activities as well as manufactured automotive glass around the world.PNA employs nearly 3,000 employees in the US and is the regional headquarters for the North America region. PNA headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio and the Finance group of shared services is located a short distance away in Northwood, Ohio. While PNA does not have any direct operations in Canada and Mexico, it oversees the operations of the affiliated entities that operate within Canada and Mexico.The Tax Manager will be responsible for the compliance role. The Tax Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day income and franchise duties as well as overseeing the staff within the NA Tax Department. The responsibilities are all-encompassing as relates to all income tax reporting which includes compliance and financial reporting of income/franchise tax activities.This role will provide significant exposure to many other areas within the Company and globally. Due to the size of the North America business, the NA Tax Department is one of the most significant in the Group. As such, this role will provide many opportunities to work with Group Tax and Group Finance.Income/Franchise Compliance & Reporting FunctionsThe income/franchise compliance and reporting duties are all-inclusive for all North American entities. The completion of all US returns is done in-house while Canada and Mexico are currently outsourced. The timely completion of all income/franchise reporting is a direct responsibility of this role. Some of the activities will be carried out by other staff and will have oversight responsibility.Preparation of all federal, state and local income and franchise tax returns for all North American legal entities. Preparation of all workpapers including calculations of current year book-tax differences, reviewed and adjusted detail trial balances and other various schedules used in the completion of each legal entity s tax returns. Competent knowledge of FAS109 and current federal and state income tax laws is necessary to calculate the correct adjustments to book income for accurate return preparation.Preparation of international forms 5471, 5472 and 1120F as required for the consolidated federal return and reporting of other entities as required.Preparation of all income tax reporting information needed for the preparation of the outsourced Canadian income tax returns. This will include trial balance and general ledger detail, fixed asset reconciliations, review of various accounts for tax adjustments and any other information necessary for the completion of the returns.Preparation of federal, state and local estimated income/franchise tax payments and extension payments for all US and Canadian legal entities. The Mexican payments are handled locally.Preparation of quarterly and annual provisions for all North American entities. Detail calculations are prepared as required by the Group Corporate Tax Controller to update all North American cash tax payments, current taxes payable and deferred tax balances.Preparation of all income/franchise tax entries as required with monthly, quarterly and annual NICS entries for Tax. Entries are those required by the Group Corporate Tax Controller to update the Group reporting packages for all North American legal entities and reporting units.Responsible for handling of all federal, state and local income/franchise tax notices.Responsibility for federal, state and local income and franchise tax audits. This requires the initial gathering and organization of information requested by the auditor as determined by the Tax Director. This generally involves coordination with Accounting to obtain the detail required by the auditor.Research various income and franchise tax issues to complete any of the other responsibilities of the position. This includes regular monitoring of federal and state income/franchise tax laws and changes.All tax returns are prepared using Corptax and Corptax Office. This position is required to maintain and update the software as necessary. Maintenance is to be completed on all accounts and adjustments to coincide with general ledger account changes as needed for provisional and return reporting. Updates for specific issues and changes to the software are to be monitored for applicability to Pilkington reporting.Assist company personnel with issues related to federal, state and local income/franchise taxes as they arise.Transfer Pricing Review & Information ReportingReview of all North American related party transactions with all other global affiliates.Preparation of summary data for the Country-by-Country reporting required for the Japanese parent company. This will entail very detailed review of various transactions across all of the SAP reporting entities for North America. This information is also used for all the requisite income tax reporting done for US, Mexico and Canada for all entities.Preparation of any required reporting for existing APA agreements. These will vary depending on current agreement status.Assist with review of existing related-party contracts and analysis for potential changes. In coordination with Group Tax, reviews are performed annually to determine if changes are required due to tax rule or other changes.Assist with development and annual upkeep of all transfer pricing documentation as required by local tax laws. This is also done in coordination with Group Tax personnel.Other ResponsibilitiesSupport NA Tax Director s operational activities including any projects which impact on the business compliance.Oversight and assist in the performance of indirect tax compliance functions. Additionally, the US Tax group currently has 3 personnel in the Global Business Services (GBS) office in Poland. These staff support all indirect tax compliance processes and will be supervised by the Tax Manager.Oversight for the filing of various state and local annual reports for all North American legal entities.Oversight of the preparation of tax account reconciliations for all current and deferred income and franchise tax accounts for all North American legal entities including maintenance of all current year cash tax payments for all legal entities. The reconciliations include reconciling to NICS reporting and preparation of journal entries required to adjust the accounts to the correct balances at intervals determined by the NA Tax Director or the Group Corporate Tax Controller.Supervision of completion of government surveys, business licenses and unclaimed property filings and all activities related to these areasCompetencies The qualified candidate should possess a passion for excellence. Given the changing global tax platform and the increased overwatch of business practices, it is becoming even more important to ensure that the tax reporting is complete and accurate and truthfully reflects the business operations. To be most effective and ensure the best tax position for the Company, the qualified candidate will have strong strategic thinking competencies.In order to maintain a well-balanced and functionally efficient team, the qualified candidate will have strong interpersonal skills to continue to develop and empower the other team members.Qualifications Required:BBA in accounting or similar degree.Corporate income tax experience, 5 to 10 years. Preferably to include significant research and analytical experience. Transfer pricing/International tax experience preferable but not required.Prior experience in corporate income tax audits.Accounting experience, preferably tax-related, 5 to 10 years. Experience with SAP is highly desirable.Good working knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.Good working knowledge of and experience using Corptax software. This requires knowledge of the maintenance of Corptax and Corptax Office.Good organizational and documentation skills.Position requires prioritizing tasks and ability to meet internal and external deadlines.Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.Travel up to 20%, may include international travelQualifications Desired:CPA certification.Master s in Taxation.Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards.Prior accounting and/or tax experience in a manufacturing environment.ExperienceRequired5 - 10 years: 5 to 10 yearsEducationRequiredBachelors or better in Accounting or related fieldSkillsRequiredTeamwork & Mutual SupportEmpowers and Develops OthersStrategic ThinkingPassion for ExcellenceAnalyticalBehaviorsRequiredEnthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interestDetail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done wellTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupMotivationsRequiredGoal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksSelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Keywords: Pilkington North America Inc., Toledo , TAX MANAGER I, Accounting, Auditing , Northwood, Ohio

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