Director, Tax

Aerojet Rocketdyne El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 1 week ago


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and

Aerojet Rocketdyne is looking for a Director, Tax in El Segundo, CA. The Senior Tax Manager has the primary function of overseeing all aspects of the Company's tax accounting and tax compliance process including managing staff in the department. The candidate will work cross-functionally with various departments and will implement improvements to processes, policies, procedures and controls.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
40% - Oversee all aspects of the Tax Department function including managing Corporate Tax Staff in the income tax provision and income tax compliance processes and assisting with their technical development.
30% - ASC 740: Oversee the preparation and review of the Company's quarterly and annual income tax provisions including the preparation of all relevant SEC financial statement disclosures.
10% - Tax Planning Strategies and Special Projects: Implement planning to help the Company in budgeting, planning and managing its effective tax rate. Identify, analyze, and create models to discuss tax planning strategies for the Company and its related entities.
10% - Tax Research: Research and document various tax issues for federal, state and local income tax compliance. Prepare internal memorandums for management regarding tax research findings.
5% - Federal and State Audits: Manage audits and respond to tax notices from federal, state and local taxing jurisdictions.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Accounting (or a related major) and fourteen (14) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA (active or inactive). Tax experience with a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or SEC registrant preferred. Masters in Taxation is a plus.

Proficiency in Corp Tax compliance and provision software is also a plus.

US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment and Physical


Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto.

May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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