Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the US Tax Senior Manager, the Manager - State Income Tax will primarily be responsible for overseeing the management of McDonald’s US direct state income and franchise tax operations. The position will manage an internal tax professional and maintain strong relationships with external advisors. Additionally, the position will be responsible for state tax accounting, budgeting, audits, and special projects.


  • In conjunction with the US Tax Senior Manager, oversee the company’s US direct income tax accounting function, including quarterly calculations, tax reserves, and discrete items.
  • Oversee income tax co-sourced arrangement, including extension and estimated payments.
  • Direct responsibility for US state income tax examinations, including both those handled internally and by 3rd party consultants.
  • Lead day-to-day tasks of direct report(s).
  • Hire, develop, and review direct report(s) with an eye towards succession planning across the tax organization.
  • Lead special projects with 3rd party consultants.
  • Implement process improvements across the state income landscape, working with internal tax technology resources to ensure department technology strategy alignment across functions, and alignment with overall finance modernization objectives.
  • Identify and implement standard methodologies within state tax compliance and accounting.
  • Advise Global Tax leadership on new legislation and interpretations of existing regulations.
  • Work cross-functionally with other Tax Operations and Planning teams as needed.
  • Possesses 8+ years’ tax experience in either a large US multinational and/or CPA firm supporting multi-state operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; MST and/or CPA a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Excel required; Alteryx and OneSource Tax Provision preferred.
  • Ability to understand and respond to a variety of organizational collaborators, identifying when to resolve issues and/or obtain assistance from internal team members, supervisors, or outside specialists.
  • Ability to influence internal stakeholders, co-sourcing firms/advisors, and governmental auditors.
  • Development mentality in approach to direct reports, with ability to establish and act upon development plans.
  • Ability to work with peers when forecasting departmental resource needs, adjusting short-term plans as required.
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, developing processes, and utilizing technology to improve work streams.
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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