SVP, Tax Director

| Austin
  • Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

     

    The Amherst SVP, Tax Director oversees and manages of tax analysis and compliance work for the Amherst Group. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer.
    • The evaluation of all significant tax rules at the state and federal level that impact our core business.
    • Preparing and submitting tax position papers to the company’s external tax prepares to optimize the tax liability for our investors and owners.
    • Preparing monthly and quarterly state property tax filings in conjunction with our third-party administrator.
    • Work with Accounts Payable to develop and implement proper sales/use tax policies by state and type of product.
    • Assisting in the preparation of the Company’s quarterly Board and Board Committee reviews.
    • Identify ways to reduce our reliance on third-party administrators.
    • Collaborating with AR’s Controllers and the Director of Internal Audit for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal controls, as needed.
    • Coordinating with external tax prepares for quarterly reviews and year-end tax filings.
    • Other duties as necessary.

     

    Desired Skills and Qualifications

    • 10-15 years of tax compliance experience, years of experience managing tax reporting within the real estate and/or structured finance industries
    • 4 year degree in accounting or finance required, advanced degree a plus
    • 5 years prior management experience required
    • CPA required
    • Big 4 or public tax experience preferred
    • Ability to work at a high level, as well as “hands” on in the details
    • Strong analytical and leadership skills
    • Advanced understanding of state and local property tax rules and the ability to apply account and forecast changes in those tax rule
    • Demonstrate clear proficiency in state and local tax regulations and research
    • Robust interpersonal skills, work with little supervision and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
    • Audit experience a plus to identify control weaknesses and develop solutions for rapid implementation
    • Highly proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

     

    What we offer:
    • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
    • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
    • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
    • Professional career development and reimbursement
    • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!

     

    Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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