Tax Manager, Federal Compliance and Reporting

Description

Amazon is seeking a Tax Manager to join its Federal Tax Compliance and Reporting team. The Amazon tax department is a fast-paced, team-focused, and dynamic environment. This position will focus on Amazon's domestic tax compliance and reporting obligations including preparation of federal income tax filings and the U.S. Federal elements of Amazon's worldwide tax provision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and review of federal tax returns and audit-ready workpapers including the US reporting of foreign transactions
  • Preparation and review of tax adjustments for financial accounting for income taxes and maintenance of deferred tax positions
  • Manage the analysis and documentation of tax implications of emerging business issues, technical tax positions taken, and integration of such positions into the compliance/reporting process
  • Drive process improvements and coordinate with the Tax Technology team to facilitate streamlining and automation
  • Project manage components of the US federal income tax return, including participation in planning for and developing overall return calendar and coordination of timing and inputs with other tax team members
  • Research and analyze tax planning ideas to determine impacts for U.S. income tax reporting and the federal elements of the worldwide tax provision
  • Support IRS income tax audits by preparing responses and appropriate schedules
  • Liaise closely with members of Finance on accounting policy and members of the Federal Planning team for development of tax policy
  • Keep up-to-date on tax law and the organizational impact of changes
  • Train and mentor team members
  • Support customers in federal planning, controversy, state and local tax reporting, US outbound and provision
  • Special projects as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • 6+ years' experience in public accounting and/or multi-national corporation

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA and/or MST preferred
  • Knowledge of federal income taxation and some experience with state and local and US outbound tax issues
  • ASC740 accounting for income taxes knowledge and experience
  • Strong communication, project management and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited general supervision, effectively prioritizing competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with tax operations and ability to drive process improvements
  • Strong Excel skills and deep expertise with at least one major tax compliance software product
  • Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, and Essbase a plus
  • Strong controllership orientation with relentlessly high standards
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
  • Results oriented
  • Hard-working, quick learner with a positive "can do" attitude and solid professionalism
  • Thinks big and has convictions
  • Exhibits excellent judgment and a good sense of humor
  • Lifelong learner and curious about new possibilities

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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