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Burns & McDonnell Indirect Tax Manager - Corporate Accounting & Finance (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Indirect Tax Manager will be responsible for all aspects of compliance, planning, and audit response for indirect tax in multiple jurisdictions, with a primary focus on US sales and use tax. The Indirect Tax Manager will play a critical role in setting the direction of an evolving tax department within a dynamic and growing organization. The Indirect Tax Manager will report to the tax director and will be supported by two tax professionals.

Job Duties:

  • Provide day-to-day and strategic oversight of the indirect tax function

  • Manage, support, and develop team of indirect tax professionals

  • Maintain expertise in multi-state sales and use tax concepts, with an emphasis on concepts common in the construction industry

  • Maintain working knowledge of international indirect tax concepts, with an emphasis on value added taxes

  • Provide indirect tax advice to project teams and other internal stakeholders

  • Develop relationships across the organization to understand the business and to optimize tax positions

  • Manage indirect tax compliance and audit processes

  • Maintain a deep understanding of the organization’s indirect tax software, including the interaction of the indirect tax software with other enterprise business solutions

  • Design, develop, test, and validate system scenarios and integrations for indirect tax software

  • Develop indirect tax policies/procedures and provide related training to internal stakeholders

  • Manage multiple projects and communicate results to tax director and finance leadership

  • Drive innovation and transformation within the tax group

  • Conduct all other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (required); Master’s degree in Accounting (preferred)

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in public accounting or 10 years of combined experience in public and private accounting

  • Experience with Oracle ERP system and Vertex Indirect Tax O Series software (preferred)

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Experience managing indirect tax in the construction industry (preferred)

  • Possess working knowledge of international value added taxes (preferred)

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Possess strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, and the ability to independently ensure accurate work

  • Ability to operate under time-sensitive deadlines

  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 214200