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Tax Manager

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Company: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Job ID R_038014-en

MMC is looking for a leader to help move its US Compliance and Provision functions forward.  The Tax Manager will direct and develop a small team of individuals. The Manager will review income tax returns and quarterly tax provisions for accuracy but also with an eye toward process improvement.  The Manager will prepare and review analyses and work papers that require broad tax knowledge and experience, direct and review the work of less-experienced staff, and champion the use of the software capabilities of the tax provision and compliance systems.   The position requires strong technical and communication skills and experience working within technology-enabled tax environments.  The Manager will need to establish and maintain partnerships with our Controllers and business colleagues. The Manager must also develop knowledge of MMC Finance processes, systems, policies, cost allocations, and financial/tax profile of individual legal entities.  Finally, we anticipate that the Manager will be asked to work on special projects including M&A and business integrations, process improvement efforts, and ad hoc tax planning.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepare/review  financial statement reporting of taxes under ASC 740, including deferred taxes, valuation allowances, state taxes, purchase accounting for acquisitions, share-based payments, tax account reconciliations, and SOX internal controls Prepare or review all aspects of federal and state income tax compliance applying tax concepts and knowledge of entities, including state combination, allocation and apportionment, state modifications, net operating losses, and efiling Proactively pursue process improvements in both the compliance and provision areas Delegate effectively to staff to promote cost efficiency and career development Liaise with accounting colleagues and maintain familiarity with accounting processes, systems, and policies Work on special projects and stretch assignments, demonstrating eagerness to self-develop and explore new areas

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Education: College degree focused on finance, tax, and/or accounting, graduate degree in tax or Big 4 experience a plus

Experience: 2+ years of accounting firm experience doing tax compliance and/or tax provision work and then either additional accounting firm experience of an additional 3+ years or 4+years of broad tax experience in large corporate tax compliance and provisions.  Demonstrated ability to lead and/or influence a team.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, with initiative and persistence to pursue problems and opportunities
  • Strong communication skills, soft skills and leadership skills/potential
  • Familiarity with ERP, tax compliance and tax provision software;  in particular, prefer experience in Corptax Compliance, OneSource Tax Provision, Tax Data Warehouse, and/or Hyperion/Oracle ERP Suite
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office

Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh is a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a leader in management consulting. With annual revenue of $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.  Visit www.mmc.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/.  We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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