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Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most

valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


As the Senior Manager of the state & local tax function, you will be principally responsible for overseeing all aspects of indirect tax compliance, planning, and audits for Westinghouse and its subsidiaries. You will also support the federal and international tax functions with indirect tax implications of various transactions and initiatives, as well as state and local corporate income tax matters. You will work closely with other members of the Global Tax team at varying levels, as well as external advisors, to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations, optimize tax strategies, and minimize tax risks and exposures.


Your Day to Day:

  • Develop and manage relationships with other corporate functions impacting Global Tax including: Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Internal Audit, FP&A, IT, legal, Procurement, Sales, the Company’s owners, and third-party service providers
  • Manage and review the co-sourced preparation and filing of state and local sales & use tax returns (approximately 1,100 per year) and payments for all U.S. jurisdictions
  • Manage the state and local sales & use tax audits and inquiries, including responding to information requests, reviewing audit workpapers, negotiating audit adjustments and settlements, and filing protests and appeals
  • Identify and implement state and local indirect tax planning opportunities to reduce cash taxes and risk
  • Analyze the state and local indirect tax implications of various transactions and initiatives, such as mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and intercompany transactions
  • Develop and maintain state and local indirect tax policies and procedures to ensure compliance with internal controls and SOX requirements
  • Manage customer exemption certificates and prepare vendor exemption certificates and state income tax withholding exemptions
  • Manage use of technology tools such as Alteryx and Vertex. Identify and develop ways to improve processes through use of automation.
  • Advise on SAP implementations for acquired and merged entities. Determine if existing logic meets business needs or if custom SAP integration/Vertex logic needs to be developed, tested, and implemented.
  • Collaborate with purchasing, sales, and shared service center teams on changes in their processes and/or system enhancements which require changes/enhancements to Vertex logic
  • On an annual basis, collaborate with IT to plan, test, and upgrade Vertex service release patches. Review and test monthly tax rate updates.
  • Manage the state and local indirect tax budget and third-party advisory fees
  • Manage, mentor, and develop indirect tax analysts, and provide support and guidance to other tax team members
  • Manage the preparation of returns for Canadian GST/HST/QST/PST
  • Assist with US Federal and state income tax planning, compliance, and accounting as needed.
  • Manage and review the co-sourced preparation of approximately 42 state income tax filings
  • The position has the ability to work on other Global Tax special projects, such as US Federal and state research & development tax credits and negotiating tax incentives.
  • Manage and review the preparation and filing of miscellaneous filings such as W-9 forms, property tax returns, annual report filings, business licenses, federal excise tax returns, and unauthorized insurance tax returns.
  • Prepare and review indirect tax journal entry postings prior to posting to SAP
  • Review indirect tax account reconciliations
  • Research and document state and local direct and indirect tax technical issues, positions and changes in tax law

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Master’s degree in taxation or accounting a plus.
  • 10+ years of state & local tax experience. Experience with a Big 4 accounting firm or multinational company, or working with a state tax authority, a considerable plus.
  • CPA preferred but not required.
  • Strong technical knowledge of state and local tax laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel. Experience with SAP, Vertex, and Alteryx a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact, collaborate, develop relationships, and work cross functionally with groups outside of Global Tax
  • Self-motivated, analytical and critical thinking skills demonstrating an ability to perform tax research and form conclusions independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and prioritize tasks based on business needs and objectives
  • Ability to lead, coach, and motivate a team of tax professionals
  • Adaptive, flexible, and proactive, with a continuous improvement mindset

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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