The Director of Taxation reports to the SVP of Tax and directs aspects of MAA s tax compliance and planning function, including analysis, capital account maintenance, and taxable income projection. The position oversees a team of tax professionals and works with the Company s internal business leaders, external tax professionals, and third party services providers to achieve the Company s goals.
The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA s Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the completion of all federal and state tax returns, including complex partnership tax filings and K-1 analysis.
Supervises REIT qualification testing, including income tests, distribution tests and shareholder requirements.
Projects taxable income and supports distribution planning.
Manages the sales and use tax process to ensure all activities are in compliance and oversees complex partnership structures.
Advises management on strategic tax planning, including planning and managing entity structuring, transaction structuring, disposition planning and related 1031 planning.
Manages economic capital account maintenance (704b), tax basis capital account maintenance, and debt allocations to partners (REIT and non-REIT).
Monitors and adjusts the Franchise and Excise tax accrual as necessary.
Coordinates accounting for income taxes and financial reporting aspects, including deferred taxes and valuation allowance.
Supervises and provides leadership and support to assigned staff.
Monitors and manages all tax compliance issues including audits, exams and testing.
Communicates extensively with company leadership across business functions to understand the business and monitor tax-related issues.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Taxation, or related field required
Ten (10) years of professional tax experience with at least five (5) years in public accounting and corporate tax required
Supervisory/management experience required
Active CPA preferred
Master s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of real estate and partnership agreements, including tax and accounting principles, K-1 analysis, capital account management, 1031 planning, etc.
Knowledge and skill with interpreting financial reporting, tax laws and regulations specific to REITs
Skill to supervise and manage the performance of a team, including selection, delegation, and coaching
Skill and ability to demonstrate a hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing
Skill in applying critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving methods
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Internal Number: R0005551
About MAA (Mid America Apartment Communities)
MAA is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily homes throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Our mission at MAA is to deliver superior service and value for our residents, employees and shareholders. We refer to this as creating "A Brighter View" and we are doing it every day.
In fact, we proudly display "Our Brighter View" plaques at every MAA office just to serve as a daily reminder of our focused mission. MAA is committed to remaining true to our rich tradition of service to each other, to our residents, and to our shareholders. We respect the privilege to providing value to those whose lives we touch.
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