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MasterCard Tax Manager, Tax Accounting & Reporting in Purchase, New York

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Job Title

Tax Manager, Tax Accounting & Reporting


  • The Manager, Tax Accounting and Reporting will be primarily responsible for the preparation and review of the global consolidated interim and annual tax provision and footnote disclosures included in the interim and annual SEC reporting (Forms 10Q and 10K) including verifying accuracy and compliance with applicable ASC and SEC disclosure requirements.

  • This role will also include assistance, as needed, with the preparation and review of tax adjustments reported in the consolidated federal tax return and other federal tax filings.

  • Familiarity with tax provision and return preparation software, preferably Corptax, desired.

  • Assist in the development of the overall tax strategy, internal controls and tax department policies.


  • Hands on preparation and review of ASC 740 corporate income tax provision and related footnote disclosures to be included in the annual and interim public filings as required.

  • Ability to perform research on various tax accounting and tax technical issues using online tax research services and conveying results in a clear concise manner. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of professionals in Tax and across other finance functions are a must.

  • Assist with review/preparation of ASC 740 corporate income tax provision and related disclosures to be included in the annual and interim public filings as required.

  • Ensure taxes are properly recorded on Mastercard’s books and records.

  • Assist with coordinating and reviewing the global tax provision including regional tax submissions.

  • Serve as a key contact and lead coordination efforts with colleagues outside of tax (controllers, treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”), Global Business Service Center (“GBSC”), benefits accounting, etc.).

  • Remain aware of Mastercard business issues to determine the proper treatment for accurate tax accounting and reporting.

  • Prepare and communicate in a concise and accurate manner tax technical topics and issues as well as incorporating into documents, presentations, and communications (memos, fact sheets, etc.) for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Work with Tax Manager, US Compliance to ensure that the federal returns comply with the requirements of appropriate federal law, as well as the high documentation standards established and are timely filed.

  • Ensure processes align with a strong internal control environment and Sarbanes-Oxley documentation.

  • Builds organizational capability within the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Maintains current knowledge of tax technical issues and trends, including the assessment of the impact, as well as communicating the impact of such technical issues.

  • Fosters a strong internal control environment and oversee integration and maintenance of those financial reporting and operational controls into daily processes.

  • Develop and mentor more junior staff members.

All About You

  • BA Accounting required; CPA preferred; MST, MBA helpful

  • Corporate tax experience with an emphasis in tax compliance and reporting

  • Large corporate experience and/or Big 4 accounting background preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to manipulate large data to extract relevant information for analysis

  • Ability to identify issues/opportunities and to frame business questions

  • Ability to effectively perform research

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Proficient in the use of tax provision software; familiarity with CorpTax is a plus, but not required

  • Working knowledge of Hyperion and/or Oracle Financial Systems is a plus

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues in all functional areas of the Company

  • Ability to work in a high-performing team environment

  • Ability to work independently and in groups to complete time-sensitive projects with internal and external deadlines

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and (if applicable) other data analytic tools such as Alteryx

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position must:

• Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

• Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

• Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

• Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-144657