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Tax Manager Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Finance and Accounting
Posting Date:  May 5, 2022

The Tax Manager reports to the Tax Director and provides functional guidance to six professional level staff members, 2 to 3 of which are direct reports. 


Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Review of federal tax returns in an accurate and timely manner, including reporting on foreign subsidiaries. 25%
  • Review of assigned state income, franchise, and local income tax liabilities and required forms. This will include quarterly estimate, extension and tax return requirements. 20%
  • Review of sales and use tax monthly, quarterly, and annual filings. 15%
  • Review / Preparation of corporate reporting to complete the monthly, quarterly, and year-end Income Tax Accounting, in accordance with group policies. 10%
  • Manage various state audits, including responding to governmental tax audit questions in a professional, accurate and timely manner. Reviews federal and state audit responses and seeks additional review where appropriate. 10%
  • Preparation of limited complex direct and indirect US tax calculations and reporting. 5%
  • Manage tax depreciation treatment of fixed assets and / or property tax filings prepared by outside consultant. 5%
  • Talent management and development of direct reports, including hiring, training plans, goal setting and performance management. Partner with Tax Director in setting tax team strategy and goals and aligning / driving direct reports and own team to meet these goals. 5%
  • Partner with Tax Director or other business partners in projects as needed, including various business transactions and due diligence. 5%



  • Minimal travel associated with this role.
  • Required to stay current with the Federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Significant internal communication of varying levels with Subsidiary/Internal Accountants, Finance Managers, global business partners, and other tax department members.
  • Requires work time beyond normal work hours to meet tax deadlines or other project driven deadlines.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.



  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • Master’s degree in tax, or other related discipline, and/or CPA a plus
  • A minimum of 8 years of tax experience across all disciplines of tax, including US and state direct and indirect tax and Accounting for Income Taxes
  • Operates as a subject matter expert in at least two areas of tax
  • 3 plus years managing, training and developing a team
  • Current with US and state tax law requirements and resources
  • Experience with and knowledge of foreign tax policy and transfer pricing matters is preferred
  • Moderate experience with SAP and OneSource applications
  • Advanced Excel skills



  • Engenders trust as a key business partner. Capable of driving work and projects that benefit the team and support the organization.
  • Keeps appropriate information confidential and handles all work with sensitivity and integrity in accordance with company and regulatory policies. Encourages and communicates this expectation to all team members.
  • Delivers results by planning and strategizing self and team members for deadlines, projects and other initiatives.
  • Conducts all work in accordance with applicable rules and policies.
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal. Has the ability to oscillate between high levels of review and detail information to provide appropriate responses to executives and other leaders at the regional and global levels.
  • Understands all tax processes and challenges methods used to achieve desired results.
  • Willing shares knowledge across departments and educations/provides information to other internal departments to assist with business transactions, led by a hands on, customer oriented approach.
  • Maintains high level of integrity and accountability of self and other members of Tax Department.
  • Effectively manages and develops talent by providing feedback and training direct reports and other members of the team.
  • Operates as subject matter expert on various tax issues and can provide appropriate details to varying audiences between leadership and staff.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills with ability to assess, plan, leverage resources, and execute with timely outcome.



Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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