Senior Manager Tax

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** The Nordstrom Tax Team is looking for an experienced Property Tax Senior Manager. This position will report to the Directo

**Job Description**

The Nordstrom Tax Team is looking for an experienced Property Tax Senior Manager. This position will report to the Director of Nonincome Taxes and will be responsible for real and personal property tax for Nordstrom. This position requires a strategic thinker and self-starter with a strong background in both real and personal property tax. We are looking for someone who strives for continuous improvement, is eager to collaborate with a team, and can work independently to support and drive both internal and external deliverables, all while ensuring company-wide objectives are being met.


+ Responsible for the real estate tax associated with Nordstrom’s portfolio of U.S. and Canadian real estate, including ensuring timely tax payments, timely and supported appeals, and aiding in the strategic efforts to assist with potential tax planning opportunities.

+ Responsible for U.S. multistate business personal property tax compliance and related payments in addition to managing the relationship with outsource team.

+ Manage and approve internal and external property tax bill payments and accounting related to the accrual and forecast processes.

+ Responsible for analysis, creation and maintenance of annual budget deliverables.

+ Review and approve monthly reconciliations of all property tax accounts to support general ledger close and forecast processes.

+ Manage property tax appeals and audits across the U.S. and Canada.

+ Keep abreast of tax law developments and provide analysis of impacts and recommendations to assist in planning Company activities, including implementation of potential tax planning opportunities, as appropriate.

+ Actively engage with a broader group of non-tax personnel within the Company, including Accounting and Finance, Corporate Real Estate, Store Design and legal teams in support of property tax appeals, audits and administration, as well as with a broad group of tax technical, external attorneys and consultants.

+ Identify areas of opportunity in process/methodology and independently drive and champion change.

**Required Education and Technical Skills:**

+ 10+ years tax experience, including public accounting or comparable industry experience.

+ Bachelor of Science in Accounting or comparable degree, required.

+ Property Tax appeal and audit experience, required.

+ Experience using CCH tax research software, desired.

+ Ability to multitask, work well under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong core accounting and organization skills, required.

+ Experience in performing and/or managing an outsourced/co-sourced business personal property tax compliance process, desired.

+ Analytical and detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities in efficient manner.

+ Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge, specifically Excel, required.

+ Sound technical research skills and ability to communicate technical issues in verbal and written form to any audience.

+ Desire to perform beyond what is familiar and to seek out new experience.

+ Ability to tackle issues as part of a team to creatively collaborate and find solutions.

+ Positive and enthusiastic with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

+ Flexible and curious, with the ability to apply on the job learning to new situations.

+ Position may require US travel.

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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