Sr Analyst, Tax in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We're looking for a Senior Income Tax Analyst to join The Scotts Miracle-Gro Team!

Job description - Leads and assists tax research & planning and special projects.  Accounts for income and other taxes, assists with federal and state tax audits, and prepares and reviews federal and state income tax returns and estimated tax payments for SMG and its subsidiaries.  Ensures compliance with all applicable tax laws while minimizing the company’s tax liabilities.  Maintains high ethical standards and supports the company’s reputation for integrity.

The position reports to the Manager, Income Tax.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares and reviews federal, state and local income and franchise tax returns and estimated payment calculations.  Minimizes taxes by proper application of tax exemptions, claims, credits, abatements and other tax favorable methods.
  • Assists with inter-period tax provision and allocation under ASC 740, records timing and permanent differences between income for financial and tax purposes and maintains tax basis balance sheets for deferred tax calculations.  Prepares annual budget and monthly forecast of effective tax rate and estimated tax balance sheet.  Helps to lead the state tax provision area.
  • Assists with research and analysis of compensation and benefits opportunities as well as other payroll related inquiries as needed.  Provides assistance with other research and special projects to implement tax strategies, reduce worldwide taxes, and/or document and support current tax positions. 
  • Works with federal, state, local, and foreign tax authorities during the course of audits or VDAs and negotiates favorable settlements of proposed assessments.  Evaluates the prospects of further appeal or litigation.  Performs ongoing review and research of state tax laws, court decisions, and administrative pronouncements to ensure the company’s compliance and identify opportunities for tax savings.
  • Assists in preparing domestic and foreign transfer pricing studies to support arm’s-length pricing of intercompany payments for goods and services.  Helps to ensure compliance with global transfer pricing documentation requirements and minimization of associated tax risk.
  • Maintains proper documentation and testing of procedures to ensure adequate internal controls and to satisfy requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404.

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or degree in finance or business administration with a strong emphasis in accounting. CPA and/or advanced degree a plus.
  • Experience: Two to five years’ experience with a major corporation or CPA firm, with a minimum of two years in tax preferred.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiarity with accounting principles and procedures, especially ASC 740.
  • Thorough understanding of a majority of the following tax laws: federal income, multistate and local income & franchise and foreign income. 
  • Must be self-directed with outstanding organizational skills.  Exhibits ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy, especially in a remote environment.
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Office expertise required. Knowledge and hands-on application of tax compliance and research software required. SAP, OneSource Income Tax / Tax Provision, Google Suite, Power BI, RPA, and Alteryx experience is a plus
  • Familiar with tax research applications and documentation best practices
  • Ability to effectively coach and develop staff
  • Meets deadlines consistently and deals effectively with senior management and auditors
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication and presentation skills
  • Works well in group situations resolving issues
  • Proactive and diligent in self review of deliverables

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.