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Senior Manager, Special Projects/US Tax

Job Number:  62849
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style:  Hybrid



Job Number: 62849 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 
Work Style: Hybrid 


About us 

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary 

Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.


About the Role

The Senior Manager, Special Projects/ US Tax will support the Tax Department by advising on U.S. Federal and State tax implications arising in the conduct of our business, identifying potential issues, opportunities, and alternatives to deliver timely resolution in an optimal manner.    

Your Responsibilities

  • Research tax implications of return filing positions and prepare file documentation with the applicable facts, analysis, and citations to relevant authority to defend such positions on exam.
  • Advise on tax implications of customer and vendor contracts, intercompany arrangements, asset/stock sales and purchase agreements, partnership agreements, etc. and make recommendations to optimize the organization's position with respect to such implications.
  • Lead or assist in dealings with Tax Authorities, including preparation or review of submissions, and analysis, advocacy and negotiation of position alternatives and settlement agreements.
  • Lead US Tax Team involvement in external M&A and internal restructurings and planning initiatives in collaboration with non-US counterparts as required, to include due diligence transaction planning and modeling, making recommendations on tax sections of sale/purchase agreements, and supporting post-closing integration.   
  • Monitor the Tax Press regularly and identify, distill, analyze, and disseminate with the Tax Group developments with actual or potential significance to the organization.
  • Maintain the annual transaction logs and identify, prepare, or review applicable tax return disclosures.
  • Lead and manage projects and relationships with outside Tax and Legal Advisors.
  • Handle special projects and other duties as assigned.

Who we are looking for

  • Master's degree in Tax with extensive applicable experience 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Fifteen (15) years+ of related experience required with five (5) years in law firm or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Ability to travel, including cross-border, 5% - 10% 

Your preferred qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate with LLM 
  • Strong knowledge of Subchapter C, including M&A, and consolidated return rules; working knowledge of Subchapter K and partnership agreements.
  • General knowledge of international tax principals, including inbound/outbound taxation and familiarity with US Tax treaties, including mechanics of LOB provisions. 
  • Superior tax research skills to identify, interpret and apply laws, regulations, caselaw, rulings, etc. relevant to addressing a variety of tax issues and opportunities as they arise.
  • Superior technical writing skills to clearly and concisely present, analyze and document tax positions in memorandums and other written guidance and communications.
  • Ability to independently identify and evaluate pertinent facts and issues, and apply the tax laws in both day-to-day transactions and special projects to determine the likely consequences, and to provide practical tax advice and application/implementation guidance to personnel both within the Tax Department and in other functional areas of the organization.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities to develop sophisticated analytical models, including those that require large data sets, to model tax consequences in various M&A, restructuring, and financing scenarios. 
  • Solid understanding of financial accounting concepts and business acumen.
  • Self-starter and decisive with ability to identify and resolve issues with limited input from senior team members or outside advisors.
  • Proven ability to effectively juggle/manage multiple projects in time-constrained environment and high-pressure situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as project deadlines dictate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to form positive and collaborative working relationships with tax team members and personnel in other functional areas and to clearly and concisely convey complex tax issues and solutions.


What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401 (k) plans with employer matching 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • Cafe
  • Motorcycle and electric vehicle parking 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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