Tax Manager- Compensation & Fringe Benefits
Lake Forest, IL
As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.
People • Customers • Trust
Manage the compensation and fringe benefits tax responsibilities of the company including identifying, implementing and enforcing processes and procedures to monitor and ensure law compliance, to provide oversight for day to day business needs, to analyze financial information from multiple software systems utilizing advanced Excel skills, to respond to notices, inquiries, and audits, and to review tax and compensation related filings prepared by employees and external vendors.
Research and analyze complex compensation and fringe benefits taxation issues and effectively communicate the conclusions, both orally and in writing, to various company personnel, external vendors, and taxing jurisdiction auditors.
Identify and communicate policy or law noncompliance in the compensation and fringe benefits tax area, quantify exposures, and establish procedures to remediate including training of impacted employees.
Monitor compensation and fringe benefit related tax developments, including understanding how these developments impact company operations and to implement new or modified processes and procedures to comply with changes as needed.
Proactively develop relationships and closely coordinate with a variety of PCA departments including Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Expense Reporting and Legal to provide guidance and solutions that are law compliant and practical to meet business needs as it relates to compensation and fringe benefits taxation.
Research and timely respond to inquiries and notices from taxing authorities and identify the underlying cause or issue in order to implement manageable solutions for process improvements.
Delegate tasks to employees and/or outside vendors to carryout objectives as determined.
Know and follow policies and procedures of the company, share information that would benefit other members of the team and find ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.
Strive to continually strengthen PCA’s business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers specifically supporting PCA’s Commitment to Service which involves doing what’s right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.
Decision Making: This individual will be expected to work independently and bring all projects to conclusion before submitting for review to the Senior Tax Director, and/or Vice President, Tax.
Interactions with Customers and Contacts: This individual is responsible for successfully maintaining relationships within the tax department and with all departments that interact with the tax department, as well as, plant and mill controllers and their financial staff, consultants, and taxing jurisdiction employees.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required.
8 to 12+ years of compensation and fringe benefits taxation related experience.
Advanced Excel skills, proficiency with Word and on-line tax research databases.
A keen attention to detail, ability to implement, enforce and monitor processes and procedures, ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity and ease of understanding, ability to identify and resolve issues and to consistently follow-up on open items.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.