Tax Manager

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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


At our site in Ann Arbor, we are currently looking for a ​Tax Manager​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

This position, reporting to the Senior Director of Tax, will focus on Federal and State income tax compliance and planning for the three U.S. legal entities that make up the Wacker tax group.  Responsible for tax provision (IFRS) reporting into German parent company, as well as primary contact with external auditors and tax advisors for tax provision review and tax return preparation and review.  Also, primary contact for federal audit issues, while supervising tax staff of two who will assist with direct and indirect tax compliance, provision, and audit support.  Assist Director with other special projects as needed.


  • Manage and facilitate the preparation, review, and accurate, timely filing of the consolidated federal, state and local income tax returns, and other business-related filings.
  • Manage members of the tax team as they prepare components of the US federal and state income tax returns, sales & use tax returns, and other tax documents.
  • Prepare and review quarterly tax provision work papers, and complete IFRS reporting packs for US entities for review by external auditors and submission to German parent company for global consolidation.
  • Manage tax controversies, respond to tax authority inquiries, compile data for audit information requests and defend company tax positions to auditors.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to management and the tax team and create strategies to capitalize  changes to tax legislation.
  • Maintain and update cash tax forecast as required by German parent company for global cash planning.
  • Manage and mentor members of the tax team to achieve greater levels of effectiveness and engagement.



  • 4 year accounting degree  (prefer Masters of Tax), CPA certification also preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant corporate tax experience, with preference towards public accounting experience for part of that time.
  • Federal tax concepts including consolidations, R&D credits, Unicap, Interest expense limits, etc
  • Tax Accounting principles incl. deferred taxes, val. allowance, rate reconciliation, IFRS
  • Tax audit management, including interfacing with IRS and state authorities
  • Comfortable with MS Office tools, strong Excel skills
  • Management of tax staff and good team building / communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple workstreams
  • Management of external tax consultants


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other p

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit