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Tax Manager - State Income

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Finance

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Enterprises is hiring an energetic individual for the role of State Tax Manager who will utilize strategic and analytical skills to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Company’s state income tax function, primarily focused on planning and audit. Individuals will gain knowledge of all of Cox’s lines of business and will collaborate with people both internal and external to the Tax Department.


  • Determine the impact of state tax technical issues that arise during tax planning, transactions, audits, compliance, and legislative changes.

  • Lead development, analysis, modeling, and implementation of strategic state planning concepts and conclude and document state positions.

  • Provide guidance for mergers and acquisitions, including diligence review and entity structuring.

  • Partner with the Legal team to drive organizational operating decisions

  • Develop strategic responses for state audit information requests and notices.

  • Review state audit assessments and drive strategy discussions around settlement opportunities.

  • Monitor state legislation for Company impact.

  • Review unitary and separate state income tax returns as needed.

  • Review multi-state and unitary apportionment for planning and transactional impact.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and 6 years of experience in a related field, including at least 1 year in a manager role. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree in accounting and 4 years of experience in a related field.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex tax concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Self-starter with leadership potential and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Experience with tax software applications such as OneSource


  • CPA

  • Public accounting experience

  • 1 year in a manager role


Compensation includes a base salary of $97,100.00 - $161,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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