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Business Tax Manager

Waverly, IA, US



Reporting to the GBS Director-Tax, the Business Tax Manager, North America will be responsible for the strategic management and execution of US sales and use tax and Canadian GST  compliance for Terex’s North American manufacturing and distribution operations across all Segments. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong sales and use tax expertise and large program/process management experience and ability to drive a higher degree of automation, simplification, standardization and process efficiency. Additionally, the successful candidate will manage a successful partnership between GBS and Corporate Tax to ensure the achievement of Terex’s tax policy.



  • Internal Control and Process Oversight.
    • Develop a regional internal compliance and training program, including development and maintenance of country-specific supplements to SUT, GST and QST  compliance manuals.
    • Design internal audit test plans, self-audit checklists and participate in business reviews to ensure compliance and improve levels of internal control.
    • Follow-up on and validate business unit implementation of remedial processes and actions.
    • Challenge business units to continuously improve compliance processes delivering increased process efficiency, lower transactional costs and increased value to customers.
    • Business tax account ownership to ensure financial statement accuracy
    • Manage all ERP systems including Oracle, SAP, Vertex and Avatax to maximize service delivery and ensure consistent compliance.
  • Business Unit Technical Resource.
    • Provide ad-hoc technical support on transactions including taxability, documentation and transaction alternatives.
    • Provide transactional support to the GBS team
    • Ensure all SUT, property  licences, GST and QST returns are submitted timely and accurately
    • Manage information exchange with third party to ensure all returns are submitted on time and accurately
    • Monitor and maintain Vertex to ensure compliance
    • Train and educate managers and executives on tax-related issues.
  • Manage Audits & Controversies.
    • Cultivate and manage working relationships with the tax authorities.
    • Proactively communicate with business units and corporate leadership on ongoing audits, controversies and possible exposures.
  • Strategic Business Tax Planning. Work with colleagues in supply chain, finance and operations to identify, qualify, and implement business tax cost savings opportunities for Terex and Terex customers. Be responsible for delivering agreed-upon annual cost reduction targets.
  • Support of Corporate Initiatives. Provide Terex management business decision support and tax opportunity identification related to changing supply chain, manufacturing and distribution strategies of the business.  
  • Information Systems Coordination. Work with Business Tax Director, IT and functional executives to define requirements and implement continuous incremental improvements to ERP and tax-related applications and data.
  • Legislative Monitoring and Strategy. Ensure that Terex anticipates and capitalizes on changes in legislation.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance or similar field as required
  • Minimum 5 years of  business tax experience which can include SUT, property licences and Canadian business tax experience required, preferably in a $1 billion+ multinational or public accounting firm

Additional Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience with sales and use tax compliance required including dealing with audit and managing third party compliance consultants.
  • Knowledge of property licensing and compliance a plus.
  • History of advising construction, industrial manufacturing or automotive companies in an in-house or consultative capacity strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Strong people leadership skills including coaching and development

Location: US-IA Waverly HR 

Department: Finance 

Job ID: 1243


Terex Overview:                    

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.


Nearest Major Market: Waterloo

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