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Tax Manager I

This position is responsible for the minimization of federal, state and local taxes by executing effective tax planning initiatives and pursing tax credits in the filing of income, property, and sales and use tax returns for all US legal entities of the SGL Carbon Group as well as any US filing requirement for any other legal entity within the SGL Carbon Group. Support BA initiatives as necessary, by providing required tax advice.



  • Review and/or prepare all tax filings by their appropriate due date
  • Review and/or prepare quarterly and annual tax provision in support of the corporate/local reporting deadlins for all US legal entities. Provide quarterly tax journal entry for all US entities
  • Prepare required deferred tax asset valuation allowance analysis and other analysis as required in support of the annual audit
  • Prepare and maintain tax calendar
  • Maintain income tax return preparation software and related worksheets as required
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various software used for tax purposes
  • Execute and participate in appropriate tax planning strategies to minimize taxes and maximize the use of the net operating loss carry forward in support of the global tax optimization strategy
  • Handle all income, property and sales and use tax audits to minimize unfavorable adjustments
  • Evaluate nexus issues for state tax filings
  • Support and review sales and use tax issues as necessary
  • Research both domestic and foreign tax issues using available databases as required to ensure proper documentation for tax positions taken by SGL Carbon Group, including both external and intercompany transactions
  • Provide US tax guidance to all non-US SGL Sites/legal entities of the SGL Carbon group, including Head of Group Tax at Germany headquarters, as necessary
  • Interface with 3rd party tax service providers as required
  • Prepare quarterly and year end information, as required, with regards to both internal and external reporting
  • Perform special projects, such as acquisition reviews and annual transfer pricing studies, as assigned
  • In addition to the general nature and level of work described, may perform other related duties and projects as assigned


Your Profile:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent with a Business/Accounting concentration
  • 5 or more years of related tax work expereince, including federal tax compliance and knowledge, preferably in a "Big 4" environment
  • Knowledge of all types of tax filings
  • Working knowledge of SAP, MS Office Programs, particularly Excel and Word, FAS software and tax research databases
  • Experienced in the preparation of tax returns using 3rd party software (such as OneSource)
  • Ability to keep confidential and sensitice information secure
  • Strong communication skills to interact effectively with corporate and plant personnel, outside auditors and other tax personnel
  • Good organizational skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to work well without close supervision and make sound independent decisions
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills
  • Understanding of US GAAP, IAS and general ledger accounting
  • Basic knowledge in Transfer pricing

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Sep 1, 2023

Charlotte, NC, US, 28262

Business Unit:  Corporate Functions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  80000
Maximum Salary:  120000

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Job Segment: Compliance, Outside Sales, Accounting, Tax, Legal, Sales, Finance, Research

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