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Manager, Tax

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Accounting/Finance (ACC)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

As the Manager, Tax, you'll be an internal expert responsible for managing tax reporting, compliance, audits, optimization, and tax planning functions.  You'll also own the accuracy of tax returns and oversee all aspects of our tax and shareholders’ obligations for various types of entities including partnerships, and S and C Corps.  Obligations include income/franchise, K1s, distributions, provision, sales and use, property, payroll, GST, VAT, withholding requirements, and other various taxes/fees.    

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Liaison between the Company and outside tax advisors to prepare and or review Federal and state income tax returns, quarterly estimates, extensions, R&D, UNICAP, qualified business income deduction, and other related tax adjustments.
  • Lead the implementation of resale certificates and sales tax collection and remittance process for new states.
  • Ensure accuracy of shareholders K1s and respective distributions.
  • Manage various tax audits and respond to federal and state agencies inquiries and tax notices. 
  • Review year-end income tax provision in accordance with ASC 740
  • Prepare FinCEN form 114 and form 1042.
  • Review sales and use tax returns and filings and resolve tax issues on Avalara.
  • Prepare annual property tax statements.
  • Prepare Canada GST/HST tax returns and review Canada income tax returns.
  • Perform tax research on emerging issues including federal and state income taxes as well as sales and use, property and excise taxes.
  • Ensure compliance with personal property tax, use tax, withholding tax, 1099’s, business licenses and registrations, and other foreign and domestic requirements.
  • Understand new and pending legislation to identify tax benefits and risks including any potential tax credits that are available for the Company.
  • Responsible for proper internal controls and record retention policies to comply with government regulations. 
  • Maintain tax calendar and keep current with tax technology. 

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.  Masters in taxation preferred; CPA preferred.
  • 8+ years of total corporate tax experience.  A combination of public and private experience a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical research skills with the ability to understand, communicate and address technical matters as they relate to the Company’s business; good business acumen.
  • Experience in a complex sales tax environment.
  • Strong GAAP accounting background. 
  • Capacity to project manage multiple complex activities at a high level of accuracy and accountability.
  • Maintain and manage good relationships with external advisors, tax authority representatives, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both internally and externally. 
  • Hands on, self-starter that is teamwork oriented.
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics and Avalara.

About Us:

Exemplis LLC, headquartered in Cypress, CA, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded contract office seating products in North America. The company provides a broad range of task, executive, conference, side, visitor and lounge seating products that are distributed through independent contract office furniture dealers under the SitOnIt Seating™ and IDEON™ brands. Exemplis is the market share leader in the middle segment of a $3.0 billion addressable seating market in North America.


The Company has an installed base of over five million seating products in a wide variety of industry and institutional environments, including High Tech, Health Care, Hospitality, Government, Education, and Manufacturing.  Exemplis has delivered strong sales growth and profit margins on a debt-free capital structure. The Company’s profitable growth has been enabled by its build-to-order business model which has allowed the Company to consistently deliver to its target market a value proposition based on choice, speed, quality and performance at affordable prices.


Exemplis' commitment to its customers drives the Company's market and operating strategies. Management has a strong bias to action and a focus on quality, operational excellence and superior financial performance. For more information, please visit http://www.exemplis.com.


Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements. 

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Franchise, Retail

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