Argentina - Español

Tax Manager - State and Local

Wilton, CT, United States of America
Job Reference JR0074945
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 8 - 12
Start date 2024-03-25

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

The overall purpose of the position is to identify opportunities, contribute insights and add value through (i) sound and informed application of tax laws and (ii) cross functional collaboration with colleagues. The state and local tax (“SALT”) manager’s objective is the sound management of the North American SALT position including U.S. and Canadian compliance, planning, audits and system integration. 

*This position is required to be in the office 4 days a week*

 

Responsibilities:

Compliance

  • Ensure effective management, review and assistance with the preparation of all SALT returns, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness within the following disciplines:  

-Income

-Excise (motor fuel)

-Property (real and personal)

-Canadian GST / PST

-Commercial feed, seed and fertilizer

-Sales and Use

-Unclaimed property

  • Prepare and review analysis to support income tax provisions and preparation of estimated payments.
  • Manage all SALT tax audits.

Research and planning

  • Research tax laws to ensure compliance and reduce risks.
  • Identify and implement tax planning strategies to reduce or mitigate tax.
  • Collaborate with tax, finance, business development, and commercial teams to obtain SALT credits and other incentives.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to identify licensing needs in new and existing jurisdictions.

Process improvement

  • Continually develop, improve and streamline processes and procedures for SALT tax return preparation.
  • Assist with the automation of tax systems by driving innovation.

Supervision

  • Manage, support and develop tax staff toward technical growth and leadership.

Collaboration

  • Support North American and global tax departments with diverse and challenging initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the overall LDC tax position through critical evaluation and identification of solutions.

 

 

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

Basic qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related discipline

 

Experience

Basic qualification:

  • 8+ years of tax experience, in public accounting and / or corporate tax department 

Preferred qualification:

  • Preference to individuals with previous supervisory responsibility.
  • Preference to individuals with previous experience dealing with state and federal departments of revenue including resolution of issues and audits.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of SALT

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

Basic qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently to problem solve.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks to accommodate strict monthly deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Adobe, SharePoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong attention to details

 

Preferred qualification:

  • Knowledge of SAP

 

Weekly lunch and breakfast provided

On-site gym

 

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

The overall purpose of the position is to identify opportunities, contribute insights and add value through (i) sound and informed application of tax laws and (ii) cross functional collaboration with colleagues. The state and local tax (“SALT”) manager’s objective is the sound management of the North American SALT position including U.S. and Canadian compliance, planning, audits and system integration. 

*This position is required to be in the office 4 days a week*

 

Responsibilities:

Compliance

  • Ensure effective management, review and assistance with the preparation of all SALT returns, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness within the following disciplines:  

-Income

-Excise (motor fuel)

-Property (real and personal)

-Canadian GST / PST

-Commercial feed, seed and fertilizer

-Sales and Use

-Unclaimed property

  • Prepare and review analysis to support income tax provisions and preparation of estimated payments.
  • Manage all SALT tax audits.

Research and planning

  • Research tax laws to ensure compliance and reduce risks.
  • Identify and implement tax planning strategies to reduce or mitigate tax.
  • Collaborate with tax, finance, business development, and commercial teams to obtain SALT credits and other incentives.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to identify licensing needs in new and existing jurisdictions.

Process improvement

  • Continually develop, improve and streamline processes and procedures for SALT tax return preparation.
  • Assist with the automation of tax systems by driving innovation.

Supervision

  • Manage, support and develop tax staff toward technical growth and leadership.

Collaboration

  • Support North American and global tax departments with diverse and challenging initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the overall LDC tax position through critical evaluation and identification of solutions.

 

 


Experience

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

Basic qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related discipline

 

Experience

Basic qualification:

  • 8+ years of tax experience, in public accounting and / or corporate tax department 

Preferred qualification:

  • Preference to individuals with previous supervisory responsibility.
  • Preference to individuals with previous experience dealing with state and federal departments of revenue including resolution of issues and audits.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of SALT

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

Basic qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently to problem solve.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks to accommodate strict monthly deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Adobe, SharePoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong attention to details

 

Preferred qualification:

  • Knowledge of SAP

 


Additional Information

Weekly lunch and breakfast provided

On-site gym

 

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us