State and Local Tax - Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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Finance DepartmentThe Finance Division reports to the Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 3,000 employees worldwide. Finance protects the Morgan Stanley franchise by serving as guardian of the Firm's books and records, and by contributing to Firm wide risk management and risk reduction. This division maintains relationships with Morgan Stanley's various industry and government regulators, and also serves as the conduit of financial information to the outside investment community. Finance plays a critical role as advisor to Morgan Stanley's various businesses and its senior management team. Tax Department The Tax Department reports to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 200 employees worldwide. The Tax department ensures compliance with income and indirect tax filings, and monitors tax regulations and legislation. In addition, it calculates reports and discloses all of the Firm's tax-related expenses. The department also plans and manages the Firm's domestic and international tax strategies and advises Firm management and business units on business products, location and structure.Job OverviewThere is an immediate opening in Morgan Stanley's Corporate Tax department for a Director position in the State and Local Tax Group. The role will involve tax coverage of all state and local jurisdictions with respect to tax return filings, including gross receipts filings, as well as tax provision responsibilities. Additionally, the role will entail being responsible for managing the State and local tax system and create process efficiencies and controls. The ideal candidate is a professional with a strong tax or accounting background and an interest in leveraging technology to develop sound processes.ResponsibilitiesThe individual will be responsible for preparation and review of state income tax returns, state and local gross receipts returns, state sourcing and apportionment, state income tax provision, audit support and state and local tax analytics for multiple legal entities across different businesses.Core responsibilities will include: Tax compliance management, oversight and the preparation for a high volume of state and local income and franchise tax returns including several gross receipts returns, in a time sensitive environmentActive participation in preparation of state and local tax forms and schedulesPreparation and review of state tax sourcing and apportionment across all Morgan Stanley entitiesPreparation and review of unitary and combined state and local tax returnsCalculate monthly and quarterly state marginal tax rates and state effective tax ratesPreparation and review of quarterly tax provisions as part of consolidated tax provisionReconciling balance sheet tax accountsTax analysis, planning and analyticsTax audit support, including responding to state IDRsWorking with outside service providersAssistance with special projects such as state amended returns (RAR's)Management and responses to applicable state notices. Job Requirements3-6 years of state and local tax compliance and provision experience, preferably in a large corporate environment or a large accounting firmStrong managerial skills, with a hands on approachStrong communication skillsStrong analytic, organizational and interpersonal skillsExperience covering complex state tax issues in a real-time environmentSignificant state tax compliance and ASC 740 experience, including familiarity with state and local gross receipts returns and WA business and occupation (?B&O?) tax filings4 year accounting degreeCPA,MS or MBA in Tax preferredFinancial services industry experience preferable, but not required. Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services Firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment man...

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