Manager, Strategic Tax

  • Company: Spectrum
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: December 14, 2017
  • Reference ID: 209201BR
JOB TITLE: Manager, Strategic Tax

JOB SUMMARY
The Manager, Strategic Tax is involved with establishing operational objectives and work plans, and delegating assignments regarding Charter’s tax policy efforts and fulfilling the tax audit function for the Company to legally minimize the taxes paid by the Company upon audit.
The Manager will also be responsible for reviewing objectives to determine success. The Manager will be involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for supporting tax policy efforts which includes:
Working with the Company’s government affairs teams, outside counsel, lobbyists and State Cable Associations on both proactive and reactive tax legislation and administrative efforts

Analyzing the impact of proposed tax legislation

Monitoring proposed legislation and litigation affecting the Company

Supporting the development of strategies to effectively support or oppose specific legislation

Responsible for managing tax audits which includes:
Planning, supervising and managing the tax audit function

Responding to audit inquiries and information requests

Writing and reviewing protests of tax assessments

Managing outside service providers, such as accounting and law firms, that assist with the audit, protest, appeals and litigation function
Representing the Company in front of tax administrators during the audit, protest and appeal process
Working with tax operations to appropriately account for and reserve tax liabilities related to audit exposures
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Effective oral and written communications skills, including legal research and writing and the ability to explain complex tax theory to not only taxing jurisdiction representatives but also to policy makers which may have little to no tax background

Strong interpersonal skills, including coaching and mentoring ability

Strong knowledge of multiple tax areas (property tax, transaction tax, income tax)

Solid understanding of financial accounting, the communication industry and legislative process, and

Strong project management skills


Education
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Related Work ExperienceNumber of Years
Tax experience, including Big 4 accounting firm or law firm 5+
Management experience1+
Prior experience in tax policy and communications industry preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS
Must have the ability to travel to various conferences and tax administrator meetings to support tax legislative and administrative initiatives and the audit function
Office environment

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