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Cummins Inc. Tax Accounting Manager in Columbus, Indiana

Tax Accounting Manager


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Powering your potential .

Our Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, IN for a Tax Accounting Manager.

You would be responsible for advising on tax laws, including national, local, payroll, international or other taxes. Manages the preparation of tax returns and related reports to ensure compliance with all relevant laws.

Researches and interprets current and emerging tax regulations to analyze the impact on the corporation.

Manages tax returns, tax reconciliations and projects related to the application of tax law in one or more tax jurisdiction.

Partners with business to provide guidance on tax regulations in one or more jurisdiction.

Responds to tax notices to make sure any federal and state tax methodologies have been updated appropriately and communicated to tax department and corporate finance leaders as necessary which includes reassessing any outstanding FIN 48 reserve positions.

Manages tax audits and interactions with tax authorities.

Coaches and mentors tax accountants; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.


Significant experience required, including supervisory experience.

Prepare and review quarterly and annual ASC 740 tax computations.

Prepare and review uncertain tax position calculations.

Research tax topics and apply to tax accounting policies.

Manage the tax accounting calculations for GILTI, BEAT, FDII, withholding taxes & foreign tax credits.

Prepare and gather documentation for internal and external auditors related to SOX Controls.

This position utilizes Onesource Tax provision in the quarterly and annual ASC 740 tax computations. Experience using tax provision software is preferred.

This position handles the tax accounting for certain international operations.

This role would be interacting with tax contacts and controllers in the various countries that Cummins operates. In addition to communicating with international controllers and tax professionals, the incumbent will be working with Executive level personnel.

This position requires an understanding of how international operations are reported and taxed in the US. In addition, a good understanding of business operations and accounting is required. Interactions could range from asking questions about financial results or dividends to leading and instructing controllers on the accounting wind-up of a booking code.



US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - Evaluates US accounting standards to record transactions in compliance with requirements and company policies; assesses the accounting requirements and objectives to determine the implications on the business and communicate to stakeholders with varying financial knowledge.

Capital Structure Planning - Examines the projected funding requirements of the company and determines the appropriate levels of debt and equity in its capital structure in order for the company to meet its long-term financial growth targets; evaluates the appropriate debt levels for the company and the desirable mix of floating and fixed rate debt on the balance sheet to optimize the company’s weighted average cost of capital.

Legal Entity Capital Structure - Examines the current and future funding requirements of the company’s various legal entities in close collaboration with Legal, Tax and Treasury to determine the appropriate capital structure for those entities considering tax, foreign exchange and legal implications.

Tax Technical Analysis - Leverages various tax technical resources by researching applicable regulations, tax code, and case law to ensure taxes recorded in compliance with regulation.

Tax Based Modeling and Computation - Performs income tax provision computations, tax return calculations and tax modeling taking into account the relevant business facts and assumptions.

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Being resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

Project Management - Establishes and maintains the "Balanced Triangle" of Scope, Schedule and Resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting required. Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 28, 2020, 1:57:24 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200000WP