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Job Req ID:  99417

Tax Manager

The Tax Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of Tax Manager (Accounting Manager). This individual will serve on a collaborative, collegial team that is responsible for ensuring the university’s compliance in matters related to its domestic tax obligations at both the federal and state level. Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s leading research universities, with an annual budget that exceeds $4 billion. The institution is comprised of approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The mission of the university is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. The Johns Hopkins University Tax Office reports through the Controller to the university’s senior leadership. The Tax Office is responsible for all the institution's domestic and international tax matters and is an integral member of this high-performing, client-focused team.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Tax Manager will have advanced knowledge of accounting principle and tax laws, particularly tax laws related to tax-exempt organizations.
  • Manages and sets priorities for staff and activities related to the preparation and filing of corporate filings at both the federal and state level.
  • Will have interaction with General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Sponsored Projects, Development, Office of Investment Management, and other departments to obtain information needed for filings.

The Essential Duties for the Tax Manager include, but are not limited to

  • Assist the Assistant Tax Director in the oversight of the federal and sales tax compliance for the university and its affiliates.
  • Coordinate staff and set priorities for the preparation of Form 990 and related schedules and state sales tax filings and exemptions.  
  • Prepare and review IRS Form K-1s for unrelated business income and other important disclosures.
  • Prepare and review federal and state forms for the Assistant Tax Director’s review.
  • Research technical tax matters on a variety of tax topics.
  • Manage, develop, and mentor staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Tax Director.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible related work experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of the IRS reporting requirements for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Knowledge of the unrelated business income rules for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Knowledge of sales tax compliance.
  • Proficiency in preparing complex worksheets using advance Microsoft Excel features, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports.
  • Ability to interact with employees, students, and personnel from other departments.
  • Advanced written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong project management, planning, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced workpaper documentation skills.
  • Ability to perform tasks independently.




Classified Title: Accounting Manager 
Working Title: ​​​​​​​Tax Manager

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick 
Department name: ​​​​​​​University Tax  
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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