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State Tax Manager

Cox Enterprises | Atlanta GA 30301 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/07/2020

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Join our dynamic tax department!  We are seeking a Tax Manager to drive strategic, risk-based state planning and M&A decisions, consult with business partners on tax technical issues, and streamline quarterly tax accounting processes. 


  • Manage State Tax Accounting functions:
    • Maintain quarterly current and deferred rates, including separate company rates for subsidiary financial statements

    • Maintain state uncertain tax position inventory and related documentation

    • Calculate and analyze provision-to-return true-ups

    • Monitor state legislation for financial statement impact

    • Maintain and update effective tax rates used for the tax provision

    • Streamline State Provision processes

    • Assist with other State Provision functions as needed

  • Manage State Planning functions:
    • Drive analysis and implementation of strategic state planning, including apportionment and sourcing, legal entity structuring, and intercompany accounting

    • Provide guidance for mergers and acquisitions, including diligence review and entity structuring

    • Conduct state tax research, develop technical positions, and draft memoranda to document state planning positions

    • Partner with our operating divisions to provide strategic, risk-based advice for business activities

    • Develop financial models for recently enacted legislation, planning ideas, and transactions

    • Manage third party accounting and legal consulting firms

  • Support State Compliance & Audit functions:

    • Consult with State Compliance & Audit teams on state technical issues and drive risk-based decisions across the department

    • Compute unitary state tax estimates & extensions with a focus on cash management


  • Strategic, big-picture thinker able to manage and prioritize multiple processes and projects

  • Ability to develop long-range plans and drive accountability

  • Effective communicator and relationship builder

  • Proven leader who can motivate and collaborate well with other tax department teams

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; OneSource experience a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; minimum 3.0 GPA

  • 5+ Years of experience in tax, with meaningful state income tax and provision experience

  • CPA/Master’s degree and Big 4 experience preferred

Who We Are

About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   


Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location Atlanta, GA, 30301, United States
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