Spirit AeroSystems

Tax Senior Manager

Job Locations US-KS-Wichita
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/27/2020 12:42 PM)
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Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Location: Wichita, KS


The Role


The Tax Senior Manager is a part of Spirit’s corporate tax team and will lead the global Tax Accounting & Reporting function.


Key Accountabilities, this role is responsible for the following:

  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual internal and external financial tax reporting with accompanying disclosures regarding ASC 740, FIN 18, FIN 48, APB 23, SFAS 123-R and other tax accounting standards, including all SEC form 10-Q and form 10-K reporting requirements
  • Forecasting quarterly, annual, and multi-year tax expense and cash tax impacts
  • Tracking tax positions and their potential impacts on the company's cash tax and effective tax rate
  • Maintaining internal control procedures with accompanying documentation (SOX)
  • Oversight over the U.S. income tax compliance responsibilities, sales/use/indirect taxes, and tax incentive initiatives
  • Researches tax laws, regulations, and case law to develop tax positions for the company
  • Serves as the contact for dealing with tax authorities
  • Interfaces with tax and other governmental officials in the administration of tax matters
  • Coordinates with business and industry representatives to stay abreast of developing issues


Required Skills & Experience:


Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in public accounting and/or corporate tax area equivalent in private industry, with solid tax technical knowledge in corporate income taxation, with primary emphasis in income tax accounting (ASC 740/ FAS109), including the preparation of accompanying disclosures


Education Requirement:


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other related course of study


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or other related course of study
  • CPA certification
  • In depth understanding of SEC and GAAP financial reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • IFRS reporting experience
  • Systems aptitude and experience, experience with Onesource Tax Provision software
  • Experience with a publicly traded corporation
  • Income tax forecasting, analyzing, and calculating tax reserves, valuation allowances, and tax credit utilization
  • S. Federal and state tax compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Ability to research corporate tax laws, analyze and quantify effect of tax law changes on a timely basis
  • Integrity & strong ethics to comply with legal, regulatory, and company rules and policies
  • Strong financial competence, business acumen, and critical thinking proficiency
  • Problem solver - proactive thinker with practical solutions, analytical, and orientation to be tightly linked to business strategies and financial priorities
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Demonstrated work paper documentation skills
  • Strong interest and aptitude for project management
  • Experience with process improvement, proactively streamlining procedures and reporting
  • Strong desire to create value within the role and responsibilities assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and mentor staff


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


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