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State Income or Franchise Tax Controversy Manager

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that's dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. As State Income/Franchise Tax Controversy Manager, you will oversee the day-to-day aspects of state tax audits, appeals, litigation and other controversies with state taxing authorities. You will also manage the state income/franchise tax notice process, including training team members to respond to state taxing authorities. You will also co-manage the state tax credits/incentives process, including the R&D credit. You will be involved in state income/franchise tax compliance, planning, special projects, and M&A projects. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams in responding to information requests from state taxing authorities with oversight from senior leaders
  • Work with senior leaders to make strategic decisions to resolve controversies with state taxing authorities
  • Draft protests/appeals and lead hearings in coordination with senior leaders
  • Assist team members with responding to notices from state taxing authorities, including ensuring timely responses and leading the team to track responses to the more than 1,000 state income/franchise tax notices received per year
  • Co-manage the state tax credits/incentives process, including the R&D credit
  • Assist the team with reviewing tax returns and related workpapers
  • Manage special projects, such as tax planning and M&A due diligence projectsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a similar field, or a Juris Doctor
    • 7+ years tax or accounting experience in a public accounting firm or 4+ years in a law firm with controversy/litigation experience
    • Proven excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    • Proven desire to work in a team environment
    • Proven solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
    • Proven eagerness to learn state tax technical concepts
    • Proven to be a dedicated team player who is committed to training the teamPreferred Qualifications:
      • Juris Doctor
      • Experience writing protests/appeals or similar advocacy compositions
      • Experience representing taxpayers or other parties in hearings
      • Tax technical background in state income/franchise tax
      • Candidates who will be hybrid workers in the Minnetonka, MN officeAt UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka , State Income or Franchise Tax Controversy Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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