Indirect Tax Analyst in Hoffman Estates IL

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Tate & Lyle
Indirect Tax Analyst
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Hoffman Estates IL
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Job Types:
Accountant, Auditors(Tax), Financial Management

Role purpose

As part of a business line spin off, a new Tax department is being created. The mission of this Tax department is to be viewed as a &##39;trusted business advisor&##39; within the Company. Paramount to achieving this mission is having the right resources in place that bring a customer service approach and business centric view to providing tax advice. As a member of the Indirect Tax group, the Indirect Tax Senior Analyst position is responsible for preparing various indirect tax returns including sales and use, property tax, unclaimed property, ethanol tax, gross receipts and other adhoc returns as needed. There will be significant interface with tax department personnel and individuals at other business units (Shared Services Center, Plant personnel, and Customer Service).


In July 2021, Tate & Lyle announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell a controlling stake in a new company, comprising of its Primary Products business in North America and Latin America and its interests in two joint ventures, to KPS Capital Partners, LP. Tate & Lyle and KPS will each own approximately 50% of the new company with KPS having Board and operational control.

The Primary Products Business is a leading provider of nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches, acidulants and other corn-derived products in North America and Brazil. Founded in 1906 as A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., the Primary Products Business has an over 100-year history of producing corn-derived products in the United States. The Company produces corn-derived products for a diverse set of end-uses including carbonated beverages, confectionery products, packaging applications and animal feed, among others, and is proud to serve some of the world&##39;s most recognizable food and beverage brands. With approximately 1,700 employees across six manufacturing facilities in the United States and Brazil, the Primary Products Business generates annual revenue of approximately $2.3 billion. is a key high-profile role within the newly announced NewCo operations.

The investment in Primary Products will create a leading, independent and focused manufacturer of critical corn-derived ingredients for both food and industrial markets. The size and scale of the new company, and the tremendous growth opportunities made available by service as a critical supplier to the world&##39;s preeminent food, beverage and industrial companies forms the foundation of a tremendous investment platform.

KPS is a leading global private equity firm, headquartered in New York, that makes controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse array of industries. KPS invests exclusively in manufacturing and industrial companies. Its portfolio companies currently generate nearly US$11 billion in annual revenue and operate 149 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries with over 35,000 employees worldwide

Tate & Lyle Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Tate & Lyle has an over 160-year history of ingredient innovation, and partners with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. Through its expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fiber fortification, Tate & Lyle&##39;s Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fiber and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Tate & Lyle&##39;s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for the planet.

Main accountabilities

  • Preparation of assigned sales and use tax returns
  • Review the sales and use tax returns prepared by the Tax Analyst
  • Assist the Indirect Tax Manager with the preparation of property tax renditions
  • Pay all property tax bills
  • Prepare tax account reconciliations
  • Approve the creation of new customers and vendors for input into our SAP ERP System
  • Work with the Tax Analyst to renew customer exemption certificates on an annual basis
  • Assist in maintaining internal controls throughout all associated processes
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Performance measures

  • Ensure that all sales and use tax returns are timely and accurately filed
  • Ensure that all property tax payments are made timely and accurately
  • Ensure that tax account reconciliations are timely and accurately prepared
  • Ensure that customer exemption certificates are maintained contemporaneously, and periodically updated

Legislative requirements

  • A duty to take care of your own health, safety, and that of others who may be affected by your actions at work. Fully co-operate to help everyone meet their legal safety requirements
  • Adhere to all defined local environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements

Skills and experience required


  • 2 or more years of experience in sales and use tax reporting and research
  • 2 or more years of experience with property tax compliance and research
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • ERP experience (SAP preferred).

Financial competencies

  • Understanding of US GAAP and IFRS Accounting
  • Risk & Control Orientation - Understands the importance of control excellence and continuous improvement as a fundamental underpin
  • Commercially Led - Supports the business to deliver its commercial objectives through the effective provision of tax services


  • BS Finance or accountancy, or similar qualification

Skills and knowledge

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to convey complex concepts in a clear and structured manner
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, in an environment that is fast paced and demanding
  • A strong team player with the confidence and ability to work autonomously and make decisions


California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

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