Manager, State Income Tax Provision

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Atlanta, Georgia, Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

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Microsoft Tax & Trade Department is responsible for Worldwide Tax & Trade Reporting, Compliance, and Planning, including the technology and process functions to support the coordination of the worldwide tax and trade functions. There are seven major functions within the Tax Department. 1) Tax Affairs; 2) International Tax and Transfer Pricing; 3) Tax Reporting 4) Tax Planning and Tax Controversies; 5) Indirect Tax; 6) Tax Litigation and 7) Tax Process, Technology & Trade.


  • Assist with preparation of Microsoft’s US GAAP state income tax accounting models including deferred accounting, payable accounting, tax accounts roll-forward, FIN48 and return-to-provision true-up
  • Assistance with state income tax considerations related to mergers and acquisitions and new tax legislation
  • Provide support with building the processes and calendar to ensure a smooth connection among accounting, tax compliance and tax accounting functions
  • Build excellent audit files to support financial statement audits
  • Provide support to the Domestic Compliance group for US state income tax compliance filings
  • Provide audit support to the Tax Controversies group for issues related to state income tax positions and filings
  • Assistance with maintenance and compliance of key SOX controls related to US tax accounting
  • Scrutinize, challenge, and propose changes to existing processes and procedures
  • Keep up to date with tax legislation, SEC Regulations, and US GAAP changes, practice and global developments


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting or MSA, MST, or MAC
  • 5+ years of experience of applicable experience
  • Deep hands-on experience with ASC740 modeling and tax accounting software
  • Hands-on experience with state and US corporate income tax
  • Strong database and desktop application ability (specifically SAP and MS Office)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with team members and business stakeholders
  • Exhibit analytical thinking, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA certification is desired
  • Previous experience in corporate tax department;
  • Previous experience in Big 4 corporate tax practices

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