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Tax Director - SALT #36583

Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Bentley Systems

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world's infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annualized revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.

Location: Exton, PA


Position Summary: Bentley Systems' Finance Department is expanding and looking to hire a Tax Director - SALT in our Exton, PA global headquarters. The position will be responsible for managing all State & Local Income Tax and Sales tax matters for the Group. We are seeking an experienced, energetic, go-getter for the position. The SALT Director will participate in all aspects of Bentley Systems US SALT compliance, planning, financial reporting and controversy efforts. The SALT Director will work with other members of the tax team, as well as the financial reporting and accounting teams, regarding tax compliance and tax accounting issues. Bentley provides a unique environment for self-motivated professionals to grow and thrive. The position offers a great opportunity to grow and learn about the Bentley business and its corresponding tax issues.


Your Day-to-Day:

  • Review of state and local income tax filings, including extensions and estimated payments.
  • Review of annual reports, census, property tax and other miscellaneous filings with governmental authorities.
  • Manage Bentley’s sales and use process and address sales tax questions that may require independent research of sales tax laws in various jurisdictions.
  • Handle audits for state, local, sales and use tax, &/or, other.
  • SALT-related adjustments related to the US Federal income tax filings.
  • Analysis of general ledger accounts and preparation of tax adjustments for US corporate state and local income tax returns, and franchise tax returns.
  • Prepare and/or review quarterly and year-end State tax provision calculations, including tax account reconciliations and roll forwards, as well as resulting journal entries.
  • Special projects.
  • Continuously look to improve departmental methods for information gathering and analysis through internal and external tools.


In addition, this role also offers an opportunity to:

  • Assist with the SALT aspects of acquisition due diligence, integrations, compliance, and restructurings.
  • Support Tax Planning/Tax Research Initiatives through research and preparation of statistical and financial reports, both on a regular and specially assigned basis with regard to State and local planning, acquisitions, and audit defense strategies.


Core Competencies Required:

  • Strong work ethic and a desire to learn all aspects of state taxation.
  • Proven capacity for handling multiple tasks, coupled with flexibility and creative problem-solving skills in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Possess strong orientation to detail, assuming ownership of projects and organizing to deliver on deadline.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to function independently, demonstrating a high level of motivation for taking initiative.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including working knowledge of CorpTax, Vertex (for sales & use tax), SAP, MS Office, Excel and Word.


What You Bring to The Team:

  • Minimum of ten years of tax experience in state income and local taxation of C Corps with a public accounting firm and/or multinational corporation.
  • Working knowledge of sales and use tax and other miscellaneous tax filings.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related course of study. An MS in Taxation or MBA and/or a CPA certification, a plus.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Strong desire to continually improve skillset and to grow a career in Tax.




Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Bentley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion/belief, national origin, caste, age  or any other characteristic protected by local law or unrelated to job qualifications.  

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Search Firm Disclosure:
Please be aware Bentley is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. This includes any phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Bentley via-email, the Internet (including social media) or in any form and/or method for this specific position in the absence of a written recruiting agreement executed by both you and/or your firm and Bentley will be deemed the sole property of Bentley and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Bentley.


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