Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Military encouraged to apply.

Job Description

This is an in office position in Knoxville, TN

The purpose of this job is to manage the operations of the income tax team and review returns, conduct tax research and improve department practices and procedures based upon tax law requirements.

  1. Oversee, lead, and set priorities for the income tax team
  2. Select, coach, train, and develop direct reports, to include appraising job performance and conducting performance reviews
  3. Review federal, state and local income tax returns, quarterly estimated taxable income calculations and amended returns as necessary
  4. Analyze and research complex technical tax issues
  5. Review and manage responses to federal and state audits
  6. Manage relationship with accounting department to ensure information is recorded to facilitate compliance requirements
  7. Develop and implement practices and procedures for efficient collection of information, including development of new processes to meet changing tax law requirements
  8. Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  9. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  10. Complete other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Masters’ degree in taxation or LLM preferred
  • Minimum five years’ public accounting or corporate/public accounting experience required
  • Minimum two years’ supervisory experience required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or pursuit of CPA preferred
  • Partnership and S Corporation multi-state, multi-entity experience preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Access, required
  • Tax research
  • Accounting and tax software skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with different levels of the organization
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and work with a team
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to identify tax research issues and utilize appropriate resources for resolution
  • Ability to problem solve, manage conflict, influence and negotiate
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