Job Posting: Tax Manager, Gate Gourmet

Title: Tax Manager
Company: Gate Gourmet
City, State, Country: Reston, Virginia, USA
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent

General Information

Reports to the Senior Tax Manager (US/Canada), the Senior  Tax Accountant/ Tax Manager is responsible for preparing the company’s personal property tax returns, preparing the single entity state income tax returns, preparing state income tax apportionment workpapers, assisting with the preparation of the federal and state consolidated/combined income tax returns, ensuring timely filing for estimated income payments,  assist with the management of the income tax provisions for the US and Canadian entities in accordance with IAS 12.Job Summary:

Assists Tax Officer and Senior Tax Manager with research and projects related to U.S state and local sales and use and federal and state income tax issues and transactions.    

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Senior Tax Manager with U.S. and Canadian income tax provisions in accordance with IAS 12, including ongoing updates of book-tax accounting differences, monthly accruals, and quarterly update of State and Provincial apportionment.
  • Prepares federal consolidated income tax return.
  • Prepares the separate company U.S. state income returns including estimated payments and extensions.
  • Prepares Canadian income tax return in conjunction with external accounting firms.
  • Prepared property tax returns.
  • Assists Tax Officer and senior Tax Manager group with research and projects with research and projects related to U.S state and local sales and use and federal and state income tax issues and transactions.  
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn and grown in his or her technical expertise in tax matters.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a four-year university or college required.
  • CPA desired but willing to obtain certification.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of tax experience required, prefer a combination of public accounting and corporate tax experience.
  • Experience with ASC 740 or IAS 12 deferred tax accounting desired

Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

  • Strong background in US and State corporate income tax issues.
  • Good understanding of income tax accounting principles, including ASC 740 or IAS 12.
  • Proficient with tax research software (RIA preferred).
  • Good Understanding of Onesource Income Tax Return Software
  • Good organizational skills.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • Dedication and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to grow as a tax professional.  
  • Strong customer relationship building skills with both internal and external customers.  

Language / Communication Skills:

  •  Ability to communicate well to internal and external customers verbally and in writing.

Job Dimensions

Geographic Responsibility:  US and Canada

Type of Employment: Full-time

Travel %:  Not expected

Exemption Classification: Exempt

Internal Relationships: Internal auditors, internal accounting team, global tax group,

External Relationships: accounting firms, external auditors

Work Environment / Requirements of the Job: Regular office environment.  

Budget / Revenue Responsibility: (Local Currency)

Organization Structure

Direct Line Manager (Title): Senior Tax Manager

Dotted Line Manager (Title, if applicable):  None

Number of Direct Reports: None

Number of Dotted Line Reports: None

Estimated Total Size of Team: 4

gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

  • Thinking – Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
  • Engaging – Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
  • Inspiring – Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
  • Achieving – Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus

Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better

Howard Grindle

Tax Director and Assistant Treasurer

North America

Gate Gourmet Inc

1880 Campus Commons Drive

Suite 200

Reston VA 20191



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the job being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. gategroup reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates may be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting.

gategroup – an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to workforce diversity and actively encourage all qualified persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.