Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the effective management of the property tax cycle, which includes the completion of property renditions/returns, negotiation and/or appeal of assessments, and satisfying the payment of Verizon's property tax liabilities. This position will be responsible for complicated Wireline tax filings and related valuation work and be a subject matter expert for given jurisdictions. 

Manage the property tax strategy through planning, analysis and evaluation of state and county property tax assessments and centrally assessed audits to ensure compliance with statutory rules and established regulations, policies and procedures to minimize Verizon's property tax expense. Utilize expertise in the areas of unit valuation and business personal property valuation to obtain favorable results.

  Analyze assessments to ensure that they are reasonable given the circumstances of the taxable plant within a jurisdiction. Assessments that exceed fair market value or are unreasonable would be negotiated and/or appealed.

 Manage the compliance activities within the assigned geographic area or business unit to ensure that all external mandates are met. All returns are filed in accordance with existing rules and statutes taking advantage of tax saving strategies to minimize tax expense.

 Provide property tax advice and guidance to Verizon management and personnel - through interpretation of existing laws, regulations, and court cases.

 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
  • Advanced Degree in Tax/related field or CPA preferred
  • 5+ years tax experience required
  • Multi-state corporate property tax experience desired
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication 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.