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Tax Manager - Office of Tax Compliance

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023
Job Summary

The Office of Tax Compliance seeks a highly organized, motivated Tax Manager to perform a wide variety of tax compliance services for the University. The primary purpose of the Office of Tax Compliance is to maintain tax compliance and reporting for Drexel University, its subsidiaries, and related entities.

Essential Functions
  • Communicate with University departments to gather information required for Drexel University and subsidiaries’ IRS Forms 990 and Forms 990-T.
  • Prepare or review IRS Form 990 and Form 990-T for Drexel University and its subsidiaries.
  • Prepare or review IRS Form 1120 and 1065 for Drexel University special purpose entities.
  • Evaluate and perform analysis of certain university activities to determine any unrelated business income (UBI) impact and assure appropriate treatment on the University’s and subsidiaries 990-T. Provide advice to the University as required for proposed activities regarding unrelated business income and proper reporting.
  • Prepare and file annual State Unrelated Business Income Tax Returns with various states.
  • Prepare and file annual Charitable Registrations to Solicit Charitable Contributions for Drexel University and its subsidiaries to maintain compliance with State Charitable Solicitation Laws.
  • Lead tax projects for new initiatives, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects.
  • Monitor and maintain Tax Office Calendars to make sure all tax filings are completed in a timely manner.
  • Respond to and resolve notices from the IRS, state, and local tax authorities. Represent the University in tax audits.
  • Tax Research regarding U.S. and international tax matters. Research and answer tax questions for faculty and staff.
  • Work in collaboration with management to develop necessary policies, procedures, and reporting systems for Drexel University, its subsidiaries, and related entities to ensure federal, state, and local tax compliance.
  • Review of Independent Contractor Determination Worksheets for compliance with IRS worker classification rules and make final determinations.
  • Research and provide advice for the University regarding Sales and Use Tax issues for all states. Maintain Sales and Use Tax Exemptions in various states for Drexel University and its subsidiaries. Apply for Sales Tax Exemption renewals as required.
  • Follow federal and state tax legislative developments and advise the University community accordingly.
  • Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Must have the ability to communicate/coordinate progress regularly to keep the AVP, Tax Compliance apprised of the progress on all assignments and University issues.
  • Extra hours are required during tax season and may be required outside tax season to meet tax filing deadlines.
  • Participate and assist in daily projects and special projects as needed by the Assistant Vice President, Tax Compliance.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by management.
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in tax accounting, tax return preparation, and tax compliance.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 Software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Must exhibit flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks.
  • Must possess strong analytic, technical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work successfully with management, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work with the IRS, and various state and local tax authorities concerning tax matters.
  • Ability to research U.S. and international tax matters.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred or candidate for CPA certification.
  • Experience in a non-profit area with higher education experience preferred.
  • Experience in preparing Forms 990, 990-T, 1120, and 1065 using CCH Axcess software is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of non-resident alien tax reporting and compliance issues is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of international tax issues is highly desirable.
  • Experience with C-TRAC Software Alternative Investment Module is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Banner accounting system is highly desirable.


Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of O. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review Drexel New Hire Benefit Guide for some information on our benefits offerings

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Feb 17 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:May 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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