Manager, Tax | Louisville, KY | Papa Johns

Manager, Tax


The Indirect Tax Manager is responsible for managing compliance, audit and research activities for sales and use tax, personal property tax and business licenses. A successful candidate will bring in-depth indirect tax technical knowledge and experience and be an individual who can work independently with minimal guidance. A highly qualified candidate provides internal advice and recommends solutions and best practices while balancing business needs with regulatory requirements. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Indirect Tax. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversee sales and use tax compliance including maintaining a calendar to track filing due dates, performs research and planning for sales tax topics.
  • Manage sales and use tax and personal property tax audits
  • Oversee filing of personal property tax returns and business license filings
  • Implement satisfactory controls
  • Identifies potential tax savings opportunities
  • Maintain knowledge of indirect tax laws and ensure compliance with rules and regulations
  • Submit required GL entries for all indirect tax transactions
  • Reconcile all related balance sheet accounts accurately and timely
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reporting to include the indirect tax accounting impact of all applicable transactions (includes regulatory and GAAP impact, both balance sheet and P&L)
  • Identify indirect tax risk and develop recommendations for mitigation
  • Address sales and use tax inquiries from internal business partners as well as external customers
  • Execute internal controls and maintain the indirect tax control framework

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The below requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPETENCIES are classified as the work habits, attitudes, personal characteristics, and behaviors that reflect how a person accomplishes the duties and responsibilities of his/her job.

Drive for Results  Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Motivating Others  Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate other team or project members; can assess each person's strengths and use it to get the best out of him/her; ability to delegate; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

Conflict Management  Acknowledges conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can resolve tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can work together to find common ground.

Business Acumen  Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the industry and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

Decision Quality  Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, education, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Customer Focus  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Timely Decision Making  Makes decisions in a timely manner, using the information available at the time and often under tight deadlines and pressure.

Dealing With Paradox  Can act in ways that may seem contradictory; is flexible and adaptable when facing tough calls; can combine the skills of being compassionately tough and assertive without being offensive to others, set strong but flexible standards; can adjust mannerisms based upon the situation; is seen as fair, balanced and approachable despite the conflicting demands of the situation.

Presentation Skills  Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, including controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can adjust approach when necessary.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.