Corporate International Tax Manager
St. Louis, MO
This Opportunity Provides the Following:
- Competitive compensation with annual target bonus
- Strong work-life balance
- Very inclusive and collaborative tax team environment
- Acquisitive company with interesting high-profile work with room to grow and advance
- Long history of a preference for internal promotions
- Comprehensive benefits package and wellness program
- PTO includes holiday year-end office shut down
ESCO Technologies, Inc., (NYSE: ESE) is a global provider of highly engineered products and solutions to diverse and growing end-markets that include the aerospace, space, healthcare, wireless, consumer electronics, and electric utility industries. We are focused on generating predictable and profitable long-term growth through continued innovation and expansion of our product offerings across each of our business segments. With operations in 31 locations globally, ESCO serves markets in more than 90 countries.
The ESCO Technologies Foundation was established in 2005 and is dedicated to providing financial support to a core group of charities focused on helping children and families in the communities where ESCO Technologies has operations.
The Corporate Tax Manager will work directly with the Corporate Tax Senior Manager. The position primarily involves the preparation and coordination of the US international portion of the Company’s US federal income tax return and the computation and review of the Company’s US international tax provision (ASC 740). The Corporate Tax Manager will also be involved with the research, development, implementation and defense of tax strategies designed to increase EPS and cash flow.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
- US International Tax Compliance
- Plan and lead the US international portion of the Company's income tax return process
- Direct the reporting of the Company's international operations in its US federal and US state income tax returns
- Utilize tax technology tool for the preparation and review of the Company’s US reporting of international operations (e.g., Forms 1118, 5471, 8858, 8991, 8992, 8993, 8975, etc.)
- Document the US federal income tax characterization of international tax transactions and identify related forms/statements to be included with the Company's US federal income tax return
- Compute and review key attributes associated with the US taxation of foreign operations, including tax basis, E&P, GILTI Tested income, and Subpart F
- Assist in the computation of section 861 expense apportionment relevant to the Company's FTC and FDII calculations
- Tax Planning Assistance
- Work closely with tax upper management in support of special projects to ensure modeling and research of the tax consequences of M&A strategies, legal entity rationalization, cash repatriations, etc.
- Serve in an advisory role to the Company's US and non-US subsidiaries on international tax matters
- Initiate tax research projects and monitor new tax legislative changes that may affect the Company, particularly those with an international impact. Assess impact, identify related tax planning strategies, and document/communicate findings to tax upper management.
- ASC 740 Reporting of Non-US Operations
- Compute and review ASC 740 calculations required for the Company's annual and quarterly income tax provision, particularly those with an international impact
- Oversee the creation and maintenance of auditable work papers and supporting documentation in anticipation of the Company's financial statement audit
- Work closely with others in the tax department to ensure the accuracy of tax forecasting and budgeting
- Transfer Pricing Assistance
- Coordinate and direct the efforts of global tax providers to ensure compliance with US and non-US transfer pricing legislation, including OECD BEPS Action 13 (e.g., Master File, Local File, Country-by-Country Report)
- Test material cross border intercompany transactions to document compliance with existing transfer pricing policies and identify instances where transfer pricing adjustments may be required
- Identify and analyze new facts that could impact existing transfer pricing policies, including the identification of a need for transfer pricing documentation
- Coordinate and review transfer pricing methodologies and documentation
- Non-US Tax Matters
- Monitor the progress of non-US tax filings to ensure compliance
- Assist global tax providers with the collection of data needed to complete local country tax and financial statement obligations
- Review statutory financial statements of the Company's non-US subsidiaries to ensure they are presented consistently with facts/transactions known to the tax department and to identify any local country items which may impact global tax expense
- Analyze the impact of material foreign income tax audits and coordinate the efforts of global tax providers to resolve and defend tax positions
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (MST and/or CPA is a plus)
- 4+ years minimum relevant international tax experience
- Must have intellectual curiosity with continual desire and ability to learn and grow
- Advanced research and data analytic skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
- Outstanding project management skills
- Must be proficient with a variety of technology solutions including tax preparation software, Microsoft office and tax research tools
St. Louis has a lower cost of living than many larger cities and provides affordable, beautiful residential architecture. St. Louis has placed emphasis on the arts and cultural institutions as a way to elevate society, as evidenced by the special property tax that subsidizes the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District, which includes several of the city’s world-class cultural institutions. As a result, most of them are free. Forest Park offers nearly 1,293 acres of land for in-line skating, biking, walking, running, golf, tennis, and other sports and activities and is the home to five of the region’s major institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo (free to public!), the St. Louis Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, and the Muny Amphitheatre. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. And we can’t forget to mention baseball in St. Louis is a traditional family affair.
Contact me to confidentially learn more or to apply:
Dick Garretson, VP Tax
ESCO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.