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Anheuser-Busch Director, State Income Tax in St. Louis, Missouri

Director, State Income Tax - 21003423

Job Function : FINANCE

Primary Location : United States-Missouri-St. Louis-A-B Headquarters Complex

Schedule : Full-time

Job Type : Permanent

Posting Date : Apr 5, 2021

Job Description

The candidate will join a state tax team passionate about developing and implementing A-B’s tax strategy across all state taxes, including corporate income taxes, indirect taxes, credits & incentives, and legislative policy! This role will primarily focus on state and local income and franchise tax matters. Key responsibilities

Tax Planning and Research:

  • Develop and implement multi-state assessments that analyze state income and franchise taxes to identify optimal filing options, exemptions, credits, and corporate structures that can minimize A-B’s tax obligation

  • Assist in preparing and maintaining tax models computing the state tax impact of federal tax reform, state legislation, planning and positions adopted

  • Review state tax filing positions and analyze impact to A-B

  • Research and document tax technical positions to support conclusions on various state income tax matters

  • Support the implementation of technology tools and automation of processes

Tax Policy:

  • Monitor state tax legislative changes and evaluate the impact to the Company

  • Work with the Government Affairs team in matters related to state tax, providing technical support and analysis on proposed and enacted legislation

  • Participate in trade associations and coalitions to support A-B in state and local tax matters

Tax Controversy:

  • Coordinate state income tax controversy practice, from initial audit responses, to administrative hearings and thru potential tax litigation.

  • Engage with local advisors regarding administrative hearings and litigation

  • Perform tax research and analysis related to audit assessments

Compliance and Audit Support:

This role will work closely with the Tax Operations team in St Louis to support and provide technical advice on the preparation of all state and local income and franchise Tax returns Job Competencies:

  • Proven experience with state income tax matters

  • Solid understanding of federal and international tax matters

  • Ability to work outside of comfort zone

  • Operate as a team player

  • Challenge existing practices & test new insights

  • Work with all levels within the corporation

  • Ability to use tax knowledge and previous experience to add value and assist in meeting the department's objectives while working in a fast-paced organization

  • Work well independently and in a team environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Efficiently lead third party advisers who assist A-B in meeting its obligations and development of tax initiatives

  • Participate in discussions with senior management on state and local tax related issues

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel (e.g. Pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s)

Job Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business

  • Masters Degree in Tax, JD/LL.M in Taxation, and/or CPA certification

  • Minimum 9 years of relevant tax experience

  • Experience with ‘Big Four’ accounting firm, law firm or large corporation with complex structure and transactions

Location:

  • St. Louis – preferred

  • NYC - optional

About Anheuser-Busch

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.

From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.

We are a company that believes our people are our greatest asset. We believe in the spirit of ownership because our employees take results personally and want to build something excellent together. We value hardworking employees who aren’t afraid to be bold, resourceful, and committed. At Anheuser-Busch, it’s not about what you studied or where you worked, it’s about what you can do. If you see yourself working for a company that allows you to excel at the pace of your talent, then a career at Anheuser-Busch may be for you.

As America’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For more information, visit www.anheuserbusch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As the top tier global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Req ID: 21003423

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