Job Posting: Tax Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Title: Tax Manager
Company: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
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Job Status: Full-Time Permanent
Description: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, processes, and ideas, many of which have had a lasting impact on the built environment. The firm has been honored with more than 1700 awards. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award — in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai.

SOM's multifaceted practice includes: Architecture, Structural & Civil Engineering, MEP/Building Services, Digital Design, Graphics, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and Planning.

Position Overview

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reviews income and transaction tax calculations prepared by outside advisors for various domestic and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Researches domestic and international tax laws and regulations.  Provides guidance on application to key stakeholders. 
  • Liaises with outside tax advisors in various jurisdictions.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable state, local, international statues, regulations and tax legislation.
  • Prepares and assists with tax audits as required.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all applicable tax codes.  Looks at current tax practices and helps to identify opportunities to save capital. 
  • Assists on special projects, as needed.

Please note this job description contains only a partial listing of duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Bachelor’s degree in tax, accounting, auditing or business management required plus seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience.  Advanced degree and certification a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of tax regulations, principles and procedures.
  • Familiarity with International tax concepts.
  • Strong analytical competence and knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office products. 
  • Ability to prepare and present complex written and oral reports.
  • Ability to perform standardized and complex statistical computations.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive and capable of effectively managing multiple task, projects and deadlines.

This position may require some travel, primarily to other firm locations.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, printers, and fax machines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most work is completed in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, or see. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and carry light objects.

SOM is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We conduct all employment-related activities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status (except where certain characteristics are essential bona fide occupational requirements or where a disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification), as required by applicable law. SOM welcomes diversity in the workplace. SOM will make reasonable accommodation in the application process for applicants with disabilities, as required by applicable law. Please contact the Human Resources department at the location of interest to request accommodation.

We realize that all candidates may not be able to submit an online application. If you cannot submit an online application for a position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 to 4 works samples to the appropriate office (C/O Human Resources) via regular mail. Clearly indicate in the cover letter the position and location to which you are applying. For a complete listing of SOM locations and addresses, please visit the Contact section on our website at

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