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American Tower Senior Manager Property Tax in Woburn, Massachusetts

The Team

We are seeking a Senior Manager Property Tax to join American Tower’s U.S. Tower division’s Property Tax team, in the Finance organization. The team is responsible for all matters related to property tax for the U.S. Tower division’s assets. Day to day you willensure that tax compliance requirements are met, while also developing and implementing effective tax planning strategies. As a Senior Manager, you will partner cross-functionally to forecast property tax liabilities and expenses and prepare related reports relied upon by internal stakeholders.

Our Core Principles (https://www.americantower.com/us/company/vision-mission-and-core-principles.html) are the foundation of our culture, and we’re focused on achieving continued success by thinking long-term, leading with values, and creating value with decisions. Come grow your career with us!

What You Can Offer Us

  • Oversee Compliance team, providing the direction and guidance needed for them to properly prepare and file tax returns.

  • Establish and monitor effective quality control of and review over the compliance and landlord reimbursement processes.

  • Select and collaborate with third-party partners providing specialized technical services and advice, including but are not limited to valuations, appeals, litigation, and advisory services.

  • Review contracts and provide expert advice about interpreting and drafting property tax-related contractual terms.

  • Provide technical property tax advice and guidance to both the Compliance and other internal groups and stakeholders.

  • Negotiate assessments related to specific properties and engage with jurisdictions on matters of principles, policies, and processes relevant to the Company’s interests.

  • Bring thought leadership to the Company, jurisdictions, and industry discussions and/or groups to further both the determination of appropriate assessments and efficiency of property tax processes.

  • Manage jurisdictional audits.

  • Manage interactions with sublessors to interpret overarching agreements; establish and/or execute procedures needed to determine the appropriate tax liability and negotiate areas of dispute.

  • Manage interactions with landlords and ensure processes are established to negotiate and settle both their reimbursement claims and the recovery of property tax costs through tenant reimbursements.

  • Remain current on new and changes to existing laws and/or regulations that may impact the Company’s property tax obligations.

  • As Senior Manager Property Tax you are responsible for the recruitment, performance management, and career development of the Senior Manager, Tax Strategy & Research, and the Manager, Property Tax Compliance. You will also be expected to cultivate a collaborative team dynamic that enables us to meet our business objectives.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years of property tax experience in a similar or asset-based property tax environment required.

  • Experience leading the formation and execution of property tax strategies and compliance for an asset portfolio of similar size and complexity as the Company’s required.

  • Experience successfully negotiating property tax outcomes across multi-state jurisdictions required.

  • Experience reporting on and communicating and advising executive managers about property tax matters required.

  • Approximately 10% travel may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.

  • Strong organization, planning, and project management skills; ability to prioritize tasks for self and team to meet requirements and deadlines.

  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.

  • Strong leadership skills; ability to drive and motivate a team to achieve results.

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.

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