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Director of Tax

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate B & C


Job Title:
Director of Tax


United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under direction of the VP of Tax, the position is responsible for US GAAP tax accounting & reporting, including income tax compliance and income tax audits, leading a team of tax professionals to successfully meet all income and operating tax compliance requirements at the federal, state and local tax levels.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate financial reporting and disclosure for all aspects of US GAAP and SEC quarterly and annual  tax accounting and reporting including the ASC 740 tax provision process
  • Identify, analyze and document exposures for FIN 48/ASC 741-10 reserves
  • Identify and resolve GAAP technical tax accounting matters as they arise
  • Calculate quarterly and annual effective tax rates; work with treasury team to forecast cash taxes
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to successfully meet income tax compliance requirements for quarterly estimates and annual income tax returns
  • Provide review/oversight for all other operating tax compliance requirements
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the tax team.  Identify current and future talent needs, assess strengths and gaps, and put development strategies in place
  • Ensure that the tax team’s tax accounting processes, documentation and related systems are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley internal control requirements
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of developments to the management team, and create strategies to capitalize on changes to tax laws
  • Manage technology and processes to ensure efficient and effective data gathering for tax return purposes; develop new policies/procedures as needed for tax compliance; recommend change and where needed to improve processes; maintain concurrent audit-ready workpapers and financial records for all filings
  • Manage income and other tax audits and inquiries by government authorities
  • Assist to identify, analyze and implement tax planning opportunities, including for M&A transactions and business initiatives


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of combined experience in public accounting and/or corporate tax function

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Ability to exercise discretion
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while dealing with difficult individuals
  • Ability to make independent time-sensitive decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work both individually and as a team
  • Advanced deductive reasoning and analytical skills
  • Experience in Microsoft, specifically Excel
  • Experience with OneSource Tax Provision software
  • Experience manipulating and interpreting data
  • Proficient time management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include skills, education, experience, geography, and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position may be eligible for annual bonus and incentives based on profitability or volumes in accordance with the terms of the Company’s bonus and incentive plans, as applicable and in effect from time to time.

The Company offers the following benefits for full-time positions, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, as may be in effect from time to time: medical benefit, dental benefit, vision benefit, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid time off commensurate with tenure (includes vacation and sick time), two weeks of paid parental leave, and six paid holidays annually.

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management (Required), Bachelors: Finance (Required), Bachelors: Supply Chain Management (Required), GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:
Accounting/Payroll, Auditing, Finance, Management-Mid Level

Certified Public Accountant - National Association of State Board of Accountancy (US)

Job Opening ID:
00504451 Director of Tax (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 13 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.