Description The State Manager Corporate Tax plays an integral role in ensuring the company is complying with its corporate tax filing and reporting requirements. As a key team member, this individual will assist in managing various corporate tax filings, as well as engage in critical tax research and planning activities to minimize risks and overall tax burdens. The ideal candidate will have a desire to continually learn and further develop their technical tax and accounting skillsets, and business acumen.
Compliance. Review and manage the state income tax compliance consisting of unitary, consolidated, combined, and separate corporate state income tax returns, including the necessary workpapers and schedules. Candidate will become knowledgeable in prior year workpapers and returns, review data for current year calculations, complete research and calculations as required. Ability to assist in federal tax compliance is a plus.
Tax Accounting . Review and manage the state income tax consequences for the quarterly SEC filings as part of the Company's ASC 740 processes. Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual tax provision for CME Group and Affiliates, including review and maintenance of well-documented, supporting work papers, as needed. Review reconciliations and journal entry adjustments as needed.
Audit Defense . Manage controversy matters with governmental agencies including responding to income tax notices from state & local jurisdictions, with focus on eliminating/minimizing tax liabilities while replying in a timely manner. Assist in tax audits by researching, gathering, and preparing documentation. Will also assist in controversy matters related to requests from the Internal Revenue Service and other tax jurisdictions.
Other tax areas . Identify opportunities for process improvements and the integration of technology into tax reporting functions. Support indirect tax filings and audits, including sales & use tax, Chicago lease tax, and other non-income tax compliance returns.
Software Skills and Requirements: • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting. • 4 -8 years of corporate tax and/or public accounting experience. • Strong analytical skills, including attention to detail with an ability to identify relevant data points. • Tax research experience. Must be able to show a progression in mastering complex tax topics. • Ability to effectively communicate tax technical terms to a nontax audience. • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a comfort level communicating with all levels of management, boards of directors, external auditors and government officials. • Solid project and people management skills.
Preferred Qualifications: • CPA certification, with MST (or progress towards). • Tax specialty in a Big 4 environment or equivalent corporate experience. • Experience with income tax provision and FIN 48. • Proficiency with OneSource Tax Software beneficial
CME Group: Where Futures Are Made
CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's leading derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 3,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.
This position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. CME Group complies with federal, state and local laws with respect to providing accommodations for individuals who are unable to receive the vaccine due to a medical condition or religious belief.