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Tax Manager
Title:Tax Manager
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)

This role will oversee and perform all aspects of tax operations including tax planning, tax compliance and tax accounting across the four companies in the United States, as well as manage relationships with external tax consultants and regulatory agencies. This is a “make your mark” opportunity for a tax accountant with entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to build and drive a new standard of excellence.

Essential Job Functions/Key Accountabilities:

Relationship Management & Tax Planning

  • Perform tax analysis and research related to tax planning initiatives, transfer pricing, and audit activities.
  • Partner with corporate finance, subsidiary controllers and headquarter to drive tax strategy and cost savings within the group.
  • Manage outside advisors in connection with compliance, key strategic projects and tax planning initiatives including regular request for proposals.
  • Lead special projects and credit calculations for the companies, including but not limited to R&D Credit, WOTC, CA EZ Credit
  • Coordinate and act as a liaison between outsourced tax compliance service provider and entity controllers. Schedule and organize periodic reviews and strategy meetings and drive strategic initiatives.
  • Reconcile fee billings between the three companies.
  • Identify and manage US tax risks and ensure US tax compliance.
  • Proactively inform relevant partners about US tax changes.
  • Bring in tax expertise in strategic group projects.​​​​​​​

Federal & State Tax Compliance

  • Manage outsourced compliance team for federal and state income tax filings for the companies and oversee the accurate and timely preparation of all US income tax filings.
  • Coordinate the consolidation of all subsidiary and parent information for the Company's federal return as well as state apportionment and preparation of unitary and separate company returns.
  • Managing and reviewing the processing of quarterly estimated payments and extension payments for federal and state income/franchise tax, and for the review and timely filing of physical returns (federal & state) and maintaining local archive.
  • Responsible for the internal preparation of special calculations for the companies, including but not limited to UNICAP and Section 199 Deduction.
  • Ensure annual update of the transfer pricing documentation and support of global tax compliance initiatives

Sales Tax Compliance

  • Oversee and manage relationship with outsourced compliance team for sales tax filings for the companies.
  • Ensure that the filing process and procedure meets all state requirements and is adhered to by the companies.

Tax Accounting and Reporting

  • Prepare subsidiary income tax provisions and assist with reviews, analysis, and support related to the financial statements of the company.
  • Work directly with external financial statement auditors to coordinate specified tax procedures; provide analysis and support for tax provision calculations on a separate company and consolidated basis.
  • Prepare annual corporate tax schedules for global consolidation and preparation of disclosures and footnotes, including analysis of deferred tax balances and tax expenses as well as tax rate reconciliation per IFRS.
  • Interface with global head of tax to support and defend presentation.
  • Establish all tax reporting forms for all L&S US companies for the year-end closing and for the tax audit reporting.
  • Support Headquarter with the instruction, monitoring and control of tax reporting forms.
  • Establish the tax risk report for the L&S US companies based on the respective forms.

Tax Audit and Regulatory Activities

  • Manage federal, state and local tax audits in addition to any state or local investigation of property and sales tax matters.
  • Review and address federal, state, and local notices relating to all tax matters; routing appropriately but minimizing external consulting fees by handling internally where cost-effective.
  • Be the primary contact for the company’s outside auditors and tax service providers on all tax matters
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of form 1120-F, form 7004 and form 8833 for Swiss Companies in order to reduce US withholding tax.
Transfer Pricing
  • Review of local files based on instruction of Headquarter.
  • Active participation and contribution for all L&S US companies in transfer pricing projects that are led by Headquarter (e.g. re-development of shared service concept).

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Taxation or Accounting / Finance or CPA
  • At least 5 years of progressive tax experience in the functions outlined in the job description
  • Experience managing relationships with external tax advisors
  • Experience interfacing with federal, state and local tax authorities
  • Applied knowledge of IRS rules and regulations
  • Applied knowledge of federal consolidated and multi-state income and franchise tax compliance
  • Preparing and analyzing tax provisions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion to create, build and drive change
  • Tax experience supporting a consumer-packaged goods company
  • Tax experience with a Big 4 firm (highly preferred)
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively at all organizational levels and across functional areas and within multinational teams
  • Thorough attention to detail and accuracy
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Experience with tax research software and solid research abilities
  • International Experience through working or study abroad

Benefits Information:
Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, bonus program, generous health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, and other ancillary offerings.   In addition, we have a retirement savings 401K plan, 10 paid holidays, paid personal time off, and generous discounts on our delicious products! 

Company Description
Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is a shared services organization that supports the operating companies of the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands headquartered in the United States.  Our company was created to help leverage the combined size, power and reach of the operating companies.  Our support includes Warehousing & Transportation services through administration of a national network of warehouses and transportation management, a large Field Sales & Merchandising force providing retail merchandising support for all US brands, an Information Technology team to support the operating companies during system upgrades and platform conversions, Procurement expertise in supply & materials sourcing, in-house Legal Counsel resources and support from the Finance team for US tax filings.

Employment by Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.
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