Senior Motor Fuels Tax Analyst

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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Position Summary

The Tax Analyst works with internal business partners to understand the business and transactional data flows to determine taxability of transactions. This position is responsible for filing state and local tax returns for assigned tax jurisdictions and providing support during audits by taxing authorities. Solid critical thinking skills are requisite to ensure we pay taxes due with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency. The work is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires multi-tasking with a continuous improvement mindset. An ability to accept and initiate change is essential. Internal and external technical training is provided.

Key Responsibilities

Prepares and files tax (including customs filings) returns and makes accurate and timely tax (including customs) return payments (via check, ACH or wire) to tax. Books journal entries as needed and reconciles tax liability general ledger accounts as required.

Maintains close liaison with Company personnel and pertinent areas in the accounting and operating departments; keeps informed of changes and developments in these areas; and plans and recommends procedures to minimize the tax cost and to improve tax compliance procedures.

Advises and assists operating personnel in making tax-efficient investment decisions through analysis of available options.

Register entities in new tax jurisdictions for motor fuels, sales & use tax, or related business and occupation licenses, as applicable. Maintain current licensing status for customers and suppliers and tax exemption, resale, and direct pay certificates, as applicable

Keep abreast of tax law changes and perform tax research and interpret/document application to the company business which could have a significant impact on the company’s financial results.

Network with internal business partners to address questions and resolve issues regarding the reporting of any potential tax liability and changes in the business operations.

Manage jurisdictional audit; including, compile the requested information and respond to auditor requests timely, make recommendations on the statistical audit plan, review and challenge the audit results appropriately, and recommend audit settlement with tax management. Assist with compiling documentation to support audit protests and the tax reserve entries including assisting with preparing protests, briefs and petitions and participating in conferences with tax officials.

Identify and assist the implementation of process improvements for tax liability calculations, collection, filing and remittance procedures. Identify and recommend changes needed in tax determination and reporting systems and assist with implementation of systems updates.

Assist Tax management with special projects, including time sensitive and confidential projects

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. Majors in Accounting/Business/Finance or related field is preferred.

Minimum of 3-5 years experience with tax return compliance for Motor Fuels or Excise tax is required.

Proficient with analyzing large and complex data from ERP system is preferred.

Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel is required.

Knowledgeable with tax compliance software (Avalara is preferred)

Expertise of tax rules and regulations is preferred.

Ability to assist with review of workstreams with low/mid-level complexity


Experience collaborating across all functions

Experience with written and oral communication of tax issues to non-tax team members

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Houston, Texas

Additional locations:

Findlay, Ohio, San Antonio, Texas

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Location Address:

500 Dallas St Ste 2900


Employee Group:

Full time

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