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Tax Manager

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEWExperience something categorically different. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, a thriving digital ecosystem and a growth trajectory that's put Wall Street on notice, Ulta Beauty provides dynamic challenges for those who want to apply their financial acumen to ever-increasing levels of complexity. Professional ownership. Diverse and ever-evolving projects. Greater levels of impact. The ability to influence decisions and organizational direction. It's all part of the daily experience of our Finance & Accounting associates. If you want a collaborative environment where continual learning, career self-determination and trust are prioritized, where an engaged leadership provides deep levels of support and guidance, Ulta Beauty is uniquely positioned to deliver greater levels of career satisfaction. Are you up for the challenge? THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:As a Tax Manager, Indirect Tax, you will lead the company's Sales & Use tax compliance team which will include computation, payment, exposure analysis & mitigation, systems improvement and implementation. Significant interface with other areas of the tax department, individuals in finance, and business partners throughout the organization regarding current and prospective S&U tax issues. This role will maximize the company's overall tax position with respect to S&U tax issues and coordinate all compliance operations relating to S&U tax. Additionally, this role will lead and provide assistance to management on special projects as needed, within Tax Department and within the business. The role may assist with audit defense as well.YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:

  • Providing thought leadership in the design, implementation, and preparation of sales & use tax.
  • Coaching and mentoring a team to increase sales and use tax skillsets.
  • Overseeing, managing, and reviewing sales and use tax compliance processes to meet all deadlines.
  • Implementing and incorporating changes from indirect state and local audits.
  • Serving as a member on tax and corporate committees regarding business objectives relating to indirect tax.
  • Leading team in meeting all statutory compliance deadlines in the time frames directed by management.
  • Raising issues and completing tasks for ASC-450 calculations, SOX, and advise Senior Tax Manager of all changes.
  • Reviewing and providing guidance in the maintenance and reconciliation of accrued sales & use tax liabilities.
  • Reviewing and providing guidance for tax operations including tax rate maintenance, taxability, and accounting close.
  • Monitoring current tax developments and practices, which would affect our various indirect tax liabilities and registrations.
  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining process improvements using automation tools and workflows.
  • Occasionally assisting with tax audits, including coordinating the preparation of responses to document requests (i.e. invoice backup & general ledger data), preparation of appeals and other correspondence.
  • Monitoring and analyzing notices and correspondences from various state governments and coordinate the proper responses.
  • Leading and contributing in meetings and projects.
  • Communicating tax knowledge to Tax leadership, Finance leadership and other department personnel.
  • Working on special projects as assigned.THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other financial discipline or equivalent experience
    • Eight to ten years of progressive tax experience
    • Excel skills at intermediate level or above, required (vlookup, pivot table required; sumif, countif preferred)
    • Supervisory experience required
    • Previous experience in corporate sales and use tax environment
    • Previous experience with retail sales and use tax, a strong plus
    • Previous experience with at least 30+ states, a strong plus
    • Audit experience, a strong plus
    • CPA, Master's Degree, or other designation CMI, or in pursuit of, a strong plus
    • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
    • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate abilities to be detail oriented and organized
    • Must have the ability to lead a team and assist on large, multiple time sensitive projects
    • Demonstrated strong user and working knowledge of tax systems (Vertex O-Series and Returns, a strong plus), Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Teams), and database applications
    • Previous experience with SAP, a strong plus
    • Alteryx, Power BI, or Blue Prism experience, a strong plus
    • Normal office demands
    • Overtime is required to meet various tax deadlines
    • This position requires an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where attention to detail, analytical skills and strong communication skills are essential#LI-JB2ABOUTAt Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty's own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring-hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Keywords: Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook , Tax Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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