Job Posting: Senior Tax Analyst, Hillenbrand

Title: Senior Tax Analyst
Company: Hillenbrand
City, State, Country: Batesville, IN, USA
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent

Who we are

Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is comprised of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the North American death care industry. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation driving increased value for our shareholders.

At Hillenbrand, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Hillenbrand has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

Position Summary

Responsible for supporting the indirect tax function in a variety of state and local indirect tax areas (i.e. Sales tax, VAT, GST, property tax, Business licenses, etc.) 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. 

  • Possess and maintain a working knowledge of state, local and international indirect tax laws as well as related tax accounting pronouncements.
  • Prepare and review complex state, local and international indirect tax compliance.
  • Participate in monthly indirect tax accrual and tax account reconciliation process.
  • Develop and maintain process to obtain & manage exemption & resale certificates and other customer documentation.
  • Manage Vertex TDM for sales tax compliance, including maintaining proper updates for taxability. 
  • Manage property tax compliance, assessments, billings, etc.
  • Manage business license filings and payments
  • Maintain various state tax compliance calendars
  • Evaluate state nexus activities and provide filing recommendations, including the participation in specific state nexus studies and voluntary disclosures
  • Participate in identifying, researching, scoping, analyzing, and implementing tax planning ideas with respect to tax return filing positions, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Manage the gathering and analysis of information for tax authority audits as they arise, including preparation of technical memoranda and correspondence with respect to IDR’s (Information Document Requests)
  • Advise business units and other corporate functions on tax matters and policy as needed.  Collaborate with the OpCo’s on taxability & collection matters specific to their industry
  • Actively participate in due diligence, tax research and integration of newly acquired companies into Hillenbrand state tax processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Train and instruct interns/para-professionals and new staff in tax technology, systems and processes.
  • Review and approve work product prepared by staff accountants, interns and para-professionals


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Accounting or finance; and 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, advanced Excel knowledge preferred
  • Be organized and able to efficiently manage project workloads from multiple sources
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Attention to detail and desire to continuously look for process improvements
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Experience with Vertex required
  • Experience with JD Edwards, Hyperion (or other equivalent ERP systems), SAGE and FAS fixed asset system, and CorpTax, CCH and other equivalent tax technology is  preferred


Less than 10% travel is required.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay + Health & Welfare Plans
  • Vacation & Paid Holidays
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance: Basic Life, Group Term Life, Voluntary AD&D & Business Travel Accident Coverage

What Sets Us Apart

We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.

We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s  Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl  and many other  fun activities.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce engagement team partners with our local Relay for Life team to encourage associate participation in week long fundraising events and walking laps to help raise funds and awareness for cancer.

At Hillenbrand, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

Contact: To apply, click here.