Lead Senior Tax Analyst - Credits & Incentives

Job Summary

Our Team identifies and secures Tax Credits & Incentives available to the Company for the investments we make in our business, and for the jobs we create and retain. We are responsible for providing tax support and compliance on Tax Credits & Incentives related matters for stores, distribution centers, and Corporate matters. This exciting role is part identification and implementation of tax strategy, part project management, and part leadership. Business acumen and strong desire to secure incentives available to the Company are as important as practical tax experience for success in this role, but focus is on minimizing tax liability through advanced knowledge of tax laws and regulations and best practices. This role will research and identify new opportunities as well as maintaining current tax processes. This person will develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, monitor developments within business unit operations, and will provide recommendations on related tax matters for Tax Credits & Incentives. This person will also mentor and train new staff. New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) experience a plus. Strong communication skills required, as there will be many opportunities to collaborate with other Corporate departments and with state and local government authorities in the negotiation of Tax Credits & Incentives.

Job Responsibilities

• Identifies, recommends, and communicates tax savings opportunities to management and key stakeholders through presentations and periodic reporting.
• Provides advanced knowledge of new and existing tax methodologies by researching new law and attending conferences and seminars in the tax industry.
• Participates in divisional and company-wide projects and programs to develop engagement for division-wide and company-wide initiatives.
• Participates in projects and process improvements for the department.
• Collaborates with other tax functions to implement optimal tax solutions.
• Develops relationships with business units to serve as a partner in the business unit's processes for value creation activities.
• May coach and mentor more junior analysts. Leads and trains staff members on new and existing tax processes and value creation projects.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company.
  • At least 2 years of experience with technical tax laws, regulations and interpreting tax laws.
  • At least 2 years of experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company OR a high school diploma/GED and at least 6 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • At least 1 year of experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.


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