Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to plan and manage property tax compliance strategy to ensure that Verizon meets its legal requirements to file tax returns accurately and timely and meet other related requirements. Wireline group files over 4,500 tax returns and pays approximately $800M in property tax payments. This position is responsible for managing several property tax personnel.

 

This position will manage the property tax compliance function that will include tax returns for Wireline and related tax payments.

 

Manage the property tax function through planning, analysis and review of all state and county property tax filing requirements. Handle tax assessments and tax audits in a favorable manner.

 

Develop policies and implement procedures to analyze changes in tax laws and regulations to make sure that Verizon is in compliance with changes in laws and rules with respect to property tax filings, tax appeals and assessments.

 

Manage property tax staff to ensure that all returns are filed in accordance with existing rules and statutes and also to take advantage of tax saving strategies to minimize tax expense. Manage staff responsible for tax payments to ensure that internal policies and procedures are followed.

 

Manage outside vendors for compliance activities to ensure that all returns and payments are processed accurately and timely.

 

Provide property tax advice and guidance to Verizon management and personnel through subject matter expertise in interpretation of existing laws, regulations, court cases, tax returns, and assessments.

 

Analyze and interpret existing and proposed tax regulations and legislation. Initiate special tax studies, as required, which provide the opportunity to minimize the property tax burden of Verizon.

 

Foster and maintain open communication and working relationships with tax department customers and state and local tax authorities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or equivalent experience required
  • CPA/Masters in Tax preferred
  • 5+ years tax experience required
  • Multi-state property experience highly desired
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills required
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.