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Company: Shaw Industries
Location: Dalton, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Position Overview:

We savor the opportunity to help our people reach their highest potential.  Shaw Industries' Tax Department is looking for a Sales Tax Manager who wants to thrive in a strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn't just welcomed, it is nurtured.  Our collegial environment encourages and drives collaboration and teamwork.  Our rapid automation focus using tools like Alteryx and robotic process automation and our move toward an integrated tax technology platform means you will be able to focus on the activities that bring higher value to the company.  You need to be  execution-oriented, an excellent communicator and an agent for continual improvement  to thrive.  A successful candidate will take ownership of all sales and use tax functions. This position reports to the Vice President of Corporate Taxes.


  • Proactively manage all aspects of US and Canadian federal, state and local sales and use tax, gross receipts tax and VAT/GST compliance, controversy and planning

  • Actively train, develop and coach associates to reach their highest potential while building a successful team.

  • Manage sales and use tax planning opportunities and tax impacts of changes in business operations and acquisitions.

  • Continually identify and implement innovative work approaches and business processes including those involving ETL software (e.g., Alteryx), robotic process automation, use of a tax technology platform, automated workflow and document management systems.  Accomplishes this via close collaboration with Tax Project Manager. 

  • Develop trusting and valued relationships with key stakeholders with an emphasis on Accounting, Legal, Treasury and Spectra and external tax advisors.  Demonstrate strategic influence to persuade those key stakeholders to take actions that advance shared interest and business goals.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting, finance or similar field. 

  • Minimum five years hands-on experience reviewing sales and use tax returns (in public accounting or in industry) and managing sales tax audits.

  • Thorough understanding of sales and use tax laws as they pertain to drop shipments and exemption certificates.

  • Solid accounting and analytical skills.

  • Has successfully led a sales and use tax function.

  • Strong ability to effectively use sales and use tax law research tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint).

  • Comprehensive knowledge of sales and use tax software for compliance and a billing system.


Preferred Skills:

  • Certified Public Accountant and/or IPT Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) for Sales tax

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Vertex sales and use tax software for compliance, billing system and use tax accrual.

  • In-depth understanding of sales and use tax laws for a manufacturer and a contractor.

  • Familiarity with Alteryx and robotic process automation

  • Working knowledge of international VAT and customs/duties

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive)


Required Competencies:

  • Growth:  Drive results

  • Innovation:  Lead change

  • People:  Coach and develop others

  • Strategy:  Create strategic plan

  • Growth:  Demonstrates customer orientation

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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