Mgr, Property Tax Incentives

Overall Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing the Company's property tax and gross receipts tax compliance functions and related accounting requirements associated with the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates. This position is responsible for saving the Company 2-3 million a year in tax incentives.  Additionally, this role supports supply chain, retail, and other facility growth and expansionary activities by identifying, negotiating, and complying with the reporting requirements for statutory and discretionary incentives to facilitate and help maximize the return on investment with those efforts. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • Review 3rd party property tax system reporting to ensure real and personal property tax accruals are calculated and up-to-date based on the latest property tax information available.  Performs audits to ensure all bills have been obtained and payments timely processed through Anybill.
  • Research potential incentive opportunities for new company locations prior to construction, initiate negotiations with applicable governmental jurisdictions and agencies to obtain and implement new incentives for these locations to offset construction and other operating costs, and secure final incentive packages for such locations.  Proactively work with real estate department to help address project budget and local government issues that may arise with respect to new location projects.
  • Review gross receipts returns and payment requests in accordance with tax laws in various jurisdictions.  
  • Coordinates with outside 3rd party tax providers to ensure personal property tax renditions are completed, filed timely, and compliant with state and local jurisdictions. 
  • Review and analyze monthly income statement and balance sheet activity including related reconciliations for property and gross receipts tax accounts to identify unusual trends or variances and provide explanations for significant items to finance and accounting departments.
  • Prepare and/or review annual budgets for property and gross receipts tax general ledger accounts, considering factors such as future new stores openings, abatements, and periodic annual reassessments and provides the budgets to Finance and 3rd party consultant.
  • Provide information and responds to inquiries from internal and external auditors. Reviews audit findings and implements any necessary changes to tax process.
  • Partner with 3rd party consultants to identify opportunities to reduce property taxes and implements new strategies and processes.  This includes the review and recommendation to move forward with 3rd party suggested property tax appeals.
  • Monitor due dates for periodic incentive compliance reporting; prepare and/or review any follow-up periodic compliance reporting that may be required by a jurisdiction in order to maintain incentives.
  • Review and maintain detailed and complete internal control documentation as well as policies and procedures based on changes in processes or regulations. 
     

Required Qualifications

Experience: 5 years of related experience.  At least 2 years of experience in a financial or accounting role.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or related field is required. Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Professional Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Solid knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to process, reconcile, and analyze electronic data.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Excel.
  • Experience with Alteryx preferred.
  • Experience with Systems, Applications, and Product (SAP) and Business Objects data management software is preferred.
  • Ability to research, audit, and analyze.
  • Ability to interact and partner with professionals in various functional areas to resolve complex tax issues throughout Tractor Supply Company.
  • Ability to represent Tractor Supply Company with external auditors and consultants. 
     

Working Conditions

  • Normal office working conditions

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting
  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds

Disclaimer

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.

 

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