Nissan North America, Inc.
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
3 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
Over 10 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function


Life at Nissan encompasses everything that inspires both the quality of our vehicles and the quality of our people. Company-wide, you'll find fast learners and self-starting engines as well as people who are quick to embrace change and take an idea into overdrive. At Nissan, minds race. Imagination gets a green light. Each opportunity is the fuel that drives an idea from inspiration to real-life.

We are seeking a Manager – Federal Tax Audits to join our team at the Nissan Americas Headquarters in Franklin, TN.

Job Requirements

  • Lead and manage all stages of U.S. federal tax audits and controversy, including corporate income tax, employment tax, withholding tax, and excise tax audits, for the various industries in which Nissan operates (automotive, financing and insurance)
  • Develop and implement comprehensive audit defense plans in collaboration with federal tax compliance and tax planning teams, internal departments and external advisors
  • Prepare and present clear and concise explanations of tax positions to IRS auditors
  • Gather, review and deliver information to the IRS in response to information and document requests, including working with many internal information providers
  • Attend regular meetings with the IRS and be the main contact person with IRS agents
  • Assist with negotiating resolutions of tax controversies with IRS Appeals
  • Work with the federal tax compliance and planning teams to research and analyze complex tax issues
  • Work with the federal tax compliance and planning teams to build audit-ready files to support the company’s tax positions
  • Work with the tax accounting team to ensure uncertain tax positions are correctly reported in the financial statements
  • Implement tools to organize and track progress of audits, deadlines, deliverables etc.
  • Keep management and other key stakeholders informed on federal tax audit matters
  • Keep the state income tax compliance and audit teams informed of federal tax audit topics that may have an impact on state tax positions
  • Build strong work relationships with key internal stakeholders (Accounting, Treasury, FP&A, IT, Legal, R&D, Purchasing, HR etc.)
  • Stay current on changes in federal tax laws and IRS audit procedures
  • Manage the performance and spend with external audit advisors
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, encourage open and transparent communication, promote diversity and reward employees’ initiatives that bring value to Nissan and the tax organization

Minimum Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Advanced degree or professional certification preferred (CPA, LLM, JD, MBA, MA, MS)
  • 10+ years of related experience at a professional level
  • Relevant experience working directly with the IRS
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • In-depth knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS audit procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Embrace use of technology for improvement of tax processes
  • Be able to challenge status quo and persuade others to implement change
  • Self-starter to build relationships in a large organization
  • Flexibility to adapt to changes in scope and open to future rotation within other areas within the tax organization
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workload efficiently

Nissan is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen for roles based in the United States and background screening for all positions.  

All of us at Nissan – regardless of functional area or expertise – share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissan’s policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire; Nissan uses E-Verify to validate employment eligibility.  

**Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.** 


People are our most valuable assets, and diversity and inclusion are the key to maximizing the power of each individual member of our team.  When everyone belongs, the power of NISSAN is undeniable.  Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims to improve business results by ensuring that our workplace and core businesses meet the unique needs of our employees and customer base.

Nissan is committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs and employees, customers, and partners feel respected, valued, and heard.  We have over 10 Business Synergy Teams (BSTs) across the U.S. and Canada that connect employees – with shared characteristics or interests – build allies, and foster a company culture where all employees feel supported and included.

Nissan also values inclusion in all areas of our business as we strive to mirror the diversity of our customer base and the communities where we do business. We are committed to procuring innovative goods and services, retailing our products and communicating from a diverse perspective which will help us continue to offer our customers competitively designed, market-driven products.

Join us as we carry our commitment to diversity and inclusion into the future.

Franklin Tennessee United States of America


Job ID: 73709043
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