1+ months

Manager, Tax

Avon, CT 06001

Unit Description

Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, has a new opening for a Tax Manager at our office in Avon, CT. This role focuses on sales taxes and the ideal candidate will have a strong background in this specialization.



  • Serve as primary tax contact for Procurement Company compliance and tax research
  • Ensure that Sodexo is in compliance with state and local sales tax regulations
  • Provide guidance and direction to division personnel and other departments to increase their understanding of the sales tax process and assist them as needed regarding tax questions
  • Review contracts and proposals to ensure that all sales tax issues have been addressed
  • Involvement in entire sales tax compliance and research function including preparing and reviewing return filings, account reconciliations, refund claims, and private letter rulings
  • Train team members and provide guidance on tax issues, laws, procedures, and research
  • Participate and lead various projects within the department and organization
  • Identify and implement tax savings and planning initiatives
  • Develop and implement proactive process improvements
  • Provide leadership in the development of staff, including performance evaluation reviews
  • Ensure compliance with internal control procedures
  • Maintain and update Vertex, Taxware, and SAP as necessary

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting preferred
  • 6-8 years of demonstrated in-depth Tax or Accounting experience, including at least 4 years of Sales Tax experience (knowledge of multi-state sales tax laws preferred)
  • Vertex/Taxware/SAP experience preferred


Minimum Training/Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of state and local sales tax laws
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, monitor progress toward meeting objectives, and adjust plans and actions as necessary                            
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, & Access)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and customer service orientation
  • Ability to work interdependently with others to achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers
  • High degree of initiative
  • Travel as necessary

Position Summary

Has in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of activities surrounding organization tax policy and monitoring compliance. Analyzes the tax implications of the organization's activities, projects and investments. Assists in minimizing tax liability and maximizing after-tax profits and cash flows. Assists in preparation of tax returns and related reports to ensure compliance with all national and local tax laws and regulations. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May represent the level at which career may stabilize for many years or even until retirement.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 3 years Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2020-07-09 Expires: 2020-12-12

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