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Senior Manager Indirect Tax


Last Updated: 6/05/21

Job Description

Role Description:

This individual will be responsible for managing the state and local tax indirect tax function at Zoetis.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, support of all US indirect tax compliance, reporting, audits, planning, and integration activities. In addition, the candidate will manage the compliance and audits with US personal property and the identification, negotiation and US compliance for credit and incentives.


  • Interface with leadership, internal & external customers, Information Technology and other key stakeholders within the company to provide highly effective and efficient end-to-end processes.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and automate indirect tax compliance function and ensure compliance of sales and use tax, property tax, and business license obligations by co-sourcing relationships with external advisors.
  • Manage implementation of sales and use tax software including coordination with external advisors and internal software users.
  • Oversight of sales and use, personal property and real estate tax audits.
  • Lead the implementation of processes as a result of new business practices, mergers and acquisitions, or tax legislation.
  • Research and communicate proposed and enacted changes in sales and use tax laws and direct any updates and/or tax system changes, including impact to reserves (ASC 450)
  • Work with business units to improve tax systems and resolve tax disputes.
  • Review indirect tax account reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with external auditor to comply with year-end audit inquires;
  • Partner with business leaders, tax, finance, treasury, legal, and external advisers on various indirect tax questions and tax planning matters;
  • Manage and lead a team of 1-2 professionals, and
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or equivalent.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Master’s in taxation and/or J.D. a plus.


  • 8-10 years of relevant indirect experience.
  • Proficient tax and non-tax (e.g. MS Excel) software skills a must.
  • Experience with SAP and OneSource are a plus.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and project management skills required.
  • Experience with handling and negotiating US indirect tax audits.
  • Experience in identifying, analyzing and communicating complicated tax issues in terms of impact on business operations.
  • Ability to successfully manage and lead teams and people


  • Strong analytical, technical, and technology skills.
  • Strong knowledge of indirect tax process.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and communicate a broad range of tax opportunities and risks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to embrace change and be flexible to changing business needs.
  • Well-organized with an attention to detail.
  • Strong process and project management skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.