Tax Income Analyst - Columbus, Ohio in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/22/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty?  If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for an Income Tax Analyst who will grow at our corporate office in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Income Tax Analyst ​prepares​ federal and state income tax returns and estimated tax payments for SMG and its subsidiaries, assists with accounting for income and other taxes, ​coordinates federal and state tax audits, and ​performs tax research & planning and special projects. 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.

In this role, the Income Tax Analyst:

  • Prepares 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 avoidance methods.  
  • Assists with federal, state and local tax audits by gathering/responding to requested information.  
  • Assists with inter-period tax provision and allocation under ASC 740 / FIN 48, records timing and permanent differences between income for financial and tax purposes and maintains tax basis balance sheets for deferred tax calculations. 
  • Performs ongoing review and research of domestic tax laws, court decisions, and administrative pronouncements to ensure the company's compliance and identify opportunities for tax savings. Assists with special projects to implement tax strategies, reduce worldwide taxes, and/or document and support current tax positions.   
  • Maintains domestic tax account roll forwards for all federal and state accrued and deferred tax accounts.  
  • Assists in preparing domestic and foreign transfer pricing studies to support arm's-length pricing of intercompany payments for goods and services.        
  • Maintains proper documentation and testing of procedures to ensure adequate internal controls and to satisfy requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Two to four years' tax experience with a major corporation or CPA firm.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and procedures, some knowledge of federal and state income and franchise tax laws.
  • Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently and deal effectively with auditors
  • Oral/Written communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork skills resolving issues in group situations
  • Proactivity and diligence in self review of deliverables

Some other nice to have’s:

  • SAP, BPC, OneSource (InSource & TaxStream), Transfer Pricing Architect, and PowerPoint experience a plus.

What we offer for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.