Knoll Inc. Tax Manager in East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Tax Manager

Tracking Code 1585-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Tax Manager will report directly to the Director of Accounting and is primarily responsible for managing the Company’s global tax function and support tax policies and business initiatives. The Tax Manager will work directly with the Company’s tax consultants to oversee the global tax compliance, provision preparation, accounting for income taxes, tax strategy and planning, and risk management. This position will oversee the day-to-day tax operations and will lead special projects, collaborate with internal and external partners on business initiatives, and implement tax planning strategies aligned with company objectives.


  • Actively manage all aspects of the quarterly and annual financial reporting for income tax (ASC 740). Analyze domestic and foreign income tax provisions, domestic and local country GAAP and tax reconciliations, uncertain tax positions, APB 23, and the overall effective tax rate. Prepare tax disclosure for 10Q and 10K filings and maintain internal controls documentation in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Work directly with the Company’s external tax consultants to manage the consolidated U.S. and multi-state income tax compliance process, including US reporting of foreign operations (earnings & profits, GILTI, FDII, Subpart F, foreign repatriation, transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, etc.), monitoring and evaluating the implications of new tax legislation, and ensuring tax filings are timely and accurate.

  • Manage federal and state income/franchise tax audits, working proactively to resolve tax issues, minimize tax risk, and maintain rapport with taxing authorities.

  • Oversee a direct report responsible for sales and use tax compliance and provide guidance in resolving sales tax issues.

  • Play a key role in strategic tax planning, initiating and implementing high-value strategies to minimize our tax liability and exposure, enhance tax-efficient cash flows, reduce our effective tax rate, and streamline our organizational structure to reduce overall costs.

  • Assist business partners by coordinating with the Company’s tax consultants to analyze tax implications of contemplated transactions, business initiatives and proposals to aid in their decision-making.

  • Support the company's acquisitions, due diligence, structuring/planning, and post-acquisition integration tax matters.

  • Identify process and efficiency improvement opportunities including the use of technology for data collection and analysis to facilitate our tax compliance process.

  • Ad hoc projects and tasks as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA and MBA is a plus.

  • Minimum 5 - 7 years of tax experience addressing complex domestic and international issues of large, multi-national corporations. Extensive hands-on experience in the areas of accounting for income taxes, tax compliance with corporate consolidations, tax research, and strategic planning. Blend of public accounting and private industry experience is preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of GAAP, tax code/regulations, and internal controls.

  • High level of interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills.

  • Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Highly detail oriented.

  • Ability to work cross functionally in order to achieve desired results.

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professional skepticism

  • Must have a moderate to high level of competency in Microsoft Excel, and experience creating and delivering power point presentations.

  • Knowledge of JDE and SAP/Oracle is a plus.

  • Ideal candidate will have a desire, willingness and ability to grow beyond the advertised role, and at the appropriate time move to another role within finance or the broader Knoll organization.

Job Location East Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.