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Manager, Tax

Date: Aug 3, 2018

Location: Stamford, CT, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 108151 

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Job Title: Manager, Tax

Manager: Director, Tax             

Location: Stamford, CT


A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

The Tax Manager position will include the preparation of all required tax forms, and coordination with the Corporate Tax group’s worldwide tax compliance and provision process. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has supervisory repsonsibilities for outside consulting projects. Manage outsourced compliance engagement.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as a core member of the tax reporting team on the preparation of the quarterly consolidating global tax provision.
  • Prepare financial statement disclosures related to tax for inclusion in our Samsung GCPS filings and our stand-alone financial statements.
  • Quarterly preparation of Executive Summary of our global tax position.
  • Work directly with and manage our outside tax advisors on the preparation of the U.S. Federal and State income tax returns.
  • Assist with SAMSUNG Korea tax return requirements data collection and interpretation.
  • Act as the primary reviewer of the Federal and State consolidated returns.
  • Research technical matters related to the compliance process and develop well organized tax memoranda to support our conclusions and tax positions.
  • Primary responsibility for maintenance and accuracy of our tax calendar.
  • Responsible for preparation of all Federal and State estimated taxes and extension requests.
  • Catalog and inventory  tax notices and prepare brief narratives of the issues to be discussed at weekly tax meetings.
  • Assist Tax Directors, Senior Tax Directors and Tax Advisors with examinations by taxing authorities.
  • Assist Tax Directors and Senior Tax Directors with research and planning projects.


Basic Qualifications:

  • MS/MBA Taxation or LLM.
  • 5+ years Public Accounting experience required, and experience in the Federal Tax Services Corporate Group strongly desired.
  • Experience preparing Federal, State and Local consolidated, unitary and separate corporate tax returns.
  • Working knowledge of Accounting for Income Taxes under ASC 740.
  • Solid understanding of how to perform tax technical research.
  • Proficient with Microsoft excel.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Power Point.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP Experience.
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Stamford, CT.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



  • CPA or MST preferred.
  • Must be an analytical and critical thinker.
  • Capacity to perform at a high level in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a staff role, which requires the ability to quickly establish trust and rapport with divisional finance and operating managers.
  • Solid understanding of financial processes and internal controls.
  • Ability to convert detailed financial analysis into understandable summaries and recommendations.
  • High energy and self confidence.
  • Strong sense of natural curiosity… want to know how it works.
  • Quick learner, self-motivated, team player.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple levels of management and within different functional areas.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (




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