Tax Manager

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Massachusetts, United States
25 Nov 2020
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24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TAX MANAGEROffice of the Vice President for Finance (VPF)-Tax, to lead a sector of the VPF Tax team managing MIT’s tax advisory, planning, compliance, and reporting needs. Will collaborate closely with functional teams and training resources within VPF to identify opportunities for continuous improvement; educate the MIT community on tax matters; and perform as a team leader, technical adviser, and project supervisor. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field; thorough knowledge of taxation, financial analysis, and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); at least six years’ direct tax experience at a large public accounting or law firm, multinational corporation or partnership with a significant tax department, or not-for-profit tax department of a large research university; experience leading staff; experience interpreting complicated tax/finance concepts for colleagues with varying degrees of understanding; proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; ability to lead multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced setting with strict deadlines; strategic problem-solving and risk assessment orientation; excellent analytical, organizational, consultative, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills; discretion, tact, and good judgment with highly sensitive/confidential information; ability to work collaboratively in a consensus-driven environment; and willingness to pitch in with the team to accomplish tasks.  

PREFERREDCPA or advanced degree in accounting, taxation, and/or law; management experience focused on advisory, planning, and compliance projects; experience calculating/reporting tax on investment income; familiarity with tax rules affecting nonprofits, endowments, investments, and international tax; experience with IRS, state, and foreign government audits; experience with financial and accounting systems, particularly within higher education; and knowledge of/experience with state and global mobility issues. Job #18963-11

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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