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Tax Reporting Manager

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Morristown, NJ, US

Requisition ID:  31345


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The Avaya Tax Department seeks a highly motivated and qualified tax professional to join the team. This individual will report to the Senior Manager of Tax Reporting and will primarily be responsible for a wide variety of US GAAP tax reporting matters. In addition, the role will provide support for US tax compliance matters and assist with a variety of ongoing and one-off projects and tasks.

As a truly global group operating in a fast paced business environment, the successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. The ability to collaborate cross-functionally within Avaya and drive successful business results will also be important.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritize appropriately, maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity, and the ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside Avaya .#LI-HK1


  • Preparation of core US GAAP tax provision (Quarters and Year End), and related journal entries
  • Review of global tax provisions
  • Analysis and documentation of complex US GAAP tax reporting matters, such as Uncertain Tax positions and Valuation Allowances
  • Ownership of federal US GAAP tax workpapers; development of Quarterly AETR
  • Preparation and review of global 10-Q/10-K support documentation
  • Co-ordination of information requests
  • Utilization of analytics and ‘risk based’ approach to improve efficiency of US GAAP tax reporting and provide tax accounting insights to senior management
  • Use of tax technology and implementation of US GAAP reporting process improvements
  • Responsible for design, implementation and documentation of SOX controls
  • Development of strong working relationships with Avaya finance, treasury & legal functions, and external auditors
  • Assistance with US tax compliance
  • Support ongoing tax projects and tasks, such as tax audits, tax credits and incentives, uncertain tax positions, tax research, transfer pricing, etc
  • Support business & corporate initiatives, such as acquisitions, refinancing, restructurings etc.




  • Self-starter with a proactive approach
  • Ability to manage several workstreams/projects at the same time
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Knowledge of SAP, HFM, CorpTax and Alteryx a plus.



  • Minimal travel required
  • Flexible working arrangements possible



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business; Masters in Tax and/or CPA a plus
  • 4+ years relevant tax experience
  • Industry and/or ‘Big Four’ experience


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. You may also review the Avaya Global Privacy Policy, accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/privacy/policy/ and applicable Privacy Statement relevant to this job posting accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/documents/info-applicants.pdf. For Job Postings within European GDPR Countries you can access this document for additional Data Privacy Information: https://www.avaya.com/en/documents/gdpr-info-applicants.pdf

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