Robert Half Tax Manager, Direct Tax in Torrance, California
Description Responsibilities include:
Methods of accounting subject matter expert. Provide technical guidance across AH-C to ensure proper and consistent positions across AH-C such as:
Maintaining a working knowledge of federal and state tax reform provisions and tax law changes affecting AHM and its subsidiaries/affiliates and overseeing incorporation of such changes in the tax calculations
Strong knowledge of IRS guidance on changes in methods of accounting, including applications to change from an impermissible method to a permissible method, from one permissible method to another, method change vs error correction and associated consequences, disclosures and mitigation, appropriate character, and effect on timing, such as capital vs ordinary.
Fixed asset tax technical subject matter expert responsible for identifying, addressing, and resolving issues related to: TPR; rotables; QIP
Cost segregation tax technical subject matter expert responsible for providing analysis and completing studies
Inventory tax technical subject matter expert responsible for 263A calculations, LIFO, non-LIFO, and GPE calculations
Tax technical subject matter expert responsible for capital versus ordinary deduction, sales apportionment, UNICAP calculations, 163(j) interest expense limitation, and advising on tax settlement allocations
Manage the tax provision process for assigned entities which include:
Managing assigned entities that are issuing separate financial statements under US GAAP and are therefore subject to a more stringent external audit scrutiny (particularly AHFC, which has SEC reporting obligations)
Primary coordinator with external auditors and Honda Motor in responding to their questions regarding the tax provision calculations
Manage and maintain internal controls and SOX documentation to ensure compliance with SOX 404. Participate in the SOX walk-through with external and internal auditors
Managing the tax compliance process for assigned entities which include reviewing, supervising, and training in tax technical areas involving the preparation of complete and accurate federal and state income tax returns / work papers by internal due dates.
Manage other assignments by deadlines established such as:
Federal and state audits by providing the appropriate responses to IRS and states audit information/document requests
Tax Department strategy support
Tax planning support and advice
Process improvements and maintaining calendar to increase Tax Department efficiency
Manage associate development and education which includes:
Training and developing associates to complete all Business Objectives and Competencies according to established standards
Conducting performance evaluations
20+ years of tax provision experience with a major multinational corporation, Big 4 firm, or equivalent
10+ years of work experience in a law firm, CPA firm (min of 8 years must be in Tax) and/or Tax Dept of a medium to large size multinational publicly traded company with significant experience/knowledge of IAS 12 and/or ASC 740 and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and experience working with external auditors
Experience must include preparing, reviewing, and supervising staff in the preparation of federal and multi-state corporate income tax returns
Experience must include project management and staff professional development
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field
CPA, JD, Master’s in Accounting, Master’s in Taxation, MBA and/or LLM (strongly preferred) Requirements ASC 740, Income Tax Compliance, Corporate Tax Compliance, International Tax Compliance, OneSource, Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE, OneSource, CPA, SOX - Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX - Sarbanes-Oxley, Tax Provisions
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