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Tax Analyst - Sales & Use


Company Name: Marathon Petroleum Company LP  
 

 

With a good understanding of the legal entity structure, the Tax Analyst works with internal business partners to understand the business and the selling and purchasing transactional data flows to determine taxability of transactions.  This position also works with governmental agencies to file state and local tax returns for assigned tax jurisdictions and also to support the filed returns during audits by taxing authorities.  Solid critical thinking skills are requisite to ensure we pay only the taxes due with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.  The work is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires multi-tasking with a continuous improvement mindset. An ability to accept and initiate change is essential.  Internal and external technical training is provided.  

 

Responsibilities:

Register entities in new tax jurisdictions for sales/use tax, or business and occupation licenses.  Maintain current licensing status for customers and suppliers and tax exemption, resale, and Direct Pay certificates.

 

Keep abreast of tax law changes and perform tax research and interpret/document application to the company business which could have a significant impact on the company’s financial results.  Identify changes needed in tax determination and reporting systems.  

 

Review sales tax rules periodically and initiate systems updates. Review purchase invoices monthly for proper use tax determination.  Book journal entries as needed and reconcile tax liability general ledger accounts monthly.

 

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual sales and use, gross receipts tax, business and occupation tax returns in multiple jurisdictions and process payments.

 

For jurisdictional audits, compile the requested information and respond to auditor requests timely, make recommendations on the statistical audit plan, review and challenge the audit results appropriately, and recommend audit settlement with tax management.  Assist with compiling documentation to support audit protests and the tax reserve entries.

 

Network with internal business partners and review changes in their business operations for potential tax savings in pollution control, manufacturing, or renaissance zone credits, or various employment and training credits.

 

Identify and assist the implementation of process improvement ideas in the tax collection, filing and remittance procedures; Assist Tax management with special projects.

 

Degree: Bachelors Required

Major Discipline: Accounting or Finance major preferred or relevant tax experience is required

Certifications: CPA or Tax Certification a plus 

Years’ Experience Required: A minimum of two (2) years tax or accounting experience preferred  

Travel Required (%): Less than 5%

 

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About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,740 convenience stores in 21 states.

 

MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity.

 

MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

 

Job Function: Corp Functions; Fin and Acctg

Travel Expected: Less than 5%

 

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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.