Manager of State and Local Tax

  • Atlanta, Georgia, 30339

Purpose

At Floor & Decor, we serve our customers with excellent service, a safe shopping environment, inspirational displays, and a compelling shopping experience. We also build careers. We look for those who believe in helping the company succeed, serving our customers, and working together in a respectful, collaborative, and fun environment where every voice counts. Every associate is part of our success.

The Manager of State and Local Tax directly reports to the Director of Tax and will have primary responsibility for state and local tax matters, including compliance with applicable tax laws, the development of tax strategies, communications with state and local tax departments and external advisors, and oversight of Floor & Decor’s tax exempt/resale certificate management system. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the Controller, Director of Tax, CFO, and management of other departments to identify strategic opportunities to improve our state and local tax planning and compliance processes.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Review sales and use tax returns prepared by a third-party advisor for accuracy and recommend opportunities for improvement

  • Manage all phases of sales and use tax audits

  • Communicate directly with state tax auditors   

  • Perform data analysis to minimize the Company’s sales and use tax exposure 

  • Take corrective action as required to prevent future audit exposure or overpayments

  • Perform reverse audits to identify and claim potential tax refunds; suggest changes that will improve the tax accrual and payment process

  • Evaluate and advise on purchase and sales transactions taxes with a thorough understanding of tax laws and the business operations

  • Provide expert advice regarding the taxability of products and services, tax resale/exemption certification and licensing rules by jurisdiction, and other matters

  • Communicate with taxing jurisdictions, vendors, and internal departments regarding excise/sales/use tax questions and resolve potential liability issues

  • Work with the Director of Tax on decisions, determinations, and positions based on an in-depth knowledge of the company, industry trends, tax research, and changing laws to identify issues

  • Monitor, research, review, and communicate all pertinent sales and use tax legislation and determine the impact on the Company, and update business processes in response to tax law changes

  • Supervise, mentor, and train staff on state and local tax projects, and provide meaningful feedback and professional development opportunities

Essential Skills

  • Must be detailed-oriented and possess strong analytical skills

  • Ability to research difficult state and local tax matters, summarize findings, and present recommendations to the Tax Director, Corporate Controller, CFO, and other senior management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-driven and dynamic team player with strong ability to analyze, solve problems, and adapt to changing organizational and operational needs

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Skill in organization, prioritization, and attention to detail

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

  • 5+ years of state and local tax experience

  • Active CPA license

  • Public accounting experience

PHYSICAL/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

NOTE: All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements, and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties) have not been included. However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Floor & Decor is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all associates and applicants.  F&D recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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Benefits & Rewards

  • Bonus opportunities at every level
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Relocation opportunities across the country
  • 401k with discretionary company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Corporate Discount Programs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and other Insurance Plans (subject to eligibility criteria)

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