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Location Name: Various

Job/Requisition ID: 62556
Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Relevant Experience Level: Senior (11+ Years)
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt


This position can be seated in San Antonio, TX OR Findlay, OH.  Relocation is offered for this position, per mileage requirements.



Management role in Fortune 25 tax department of 115 professionals; manage the 8-person state income tax team of 2 direct reports and 5-6 indirect reports. Responsibility includes mentoring, coaching and developing staff; managing tax compliance, manage the modeling of state income taxes; report to and work closely with Tax Director, Income Tax – State and Partnership.




  • Reports to the Tax Director – Partnership and State Income Tax
  • The Tax Manager – State Income Tax Compliance is the leader of the state income tax compliance and provision processes.  This leader is a state income tax specialist with extensive knowledge of state income taxes and can lead a state income tax compliance team focusing on income tax compliance, ASC-740, and state audit defense.  Must be able to effectively manage the modeling of state income taxes at both corporate and partnership business entities.  Must have the proven ability to motivate and lead a large team through the timely execution of the state income tax compliance cycle from planning to provision to tax return completion.
  • Provides direct oversight and highly effective management and mentoring of the state income tax compliance team that, in the aggregate, prepares the state income tax forecast and state tax provision (ASC-740), prepares and files approximately 1,000 tax returns and pays state and local income taxes for all entities owned by -
    • Marathon Petroleum Corporation, (MPC)
      • Effectively manage all corporate income tax filings and state income tax return positions, determine and pay all income taxes timely, provide all accounting for income tax payments.  Determine the effect on MPC’s tax filings of MPLX business and M&A activity
    • MPLX LP, (MPLX)
      • Effectively manage all partnership income tax filings and tax return positions, determine and pay all income taxes timely, provide all accounting for income tax payments. 
  • Assist in the Management of the state income tax SAP fixed asset books (12) reporting for all entities.
  • Manage the operations and strategic use of all tax compliance systems, technology assets and their interaction with SAP, Oracle and other enterprise-wide billing and accounting systems.  This is a tax provision and compliance modeling function.
  • Monitor state income tax legislation, model the impact on MPC and MPLX and provide timely feedback to state government affairs as needed.
  • Lead the management of the state income tax modeling process for M&A activity, tax legislation, and any reorganization activity.
  • Lead the management of the state income tax integration of acquisitions.
  • Generate the ASC 740-270 state income tax portion of the annual and quarterly provision modeling (the tax package) and estimates for use by the Tax Accounting Manager in preparing the quarterly income tax provision.
  • Assist in managing the forecasting of the income tax effective rate forecasting process and monthly cash flow reporting concerning state income taxes.
  • Identify and coordinate with income tax accounting to determine potential impacts to state tax reporting requirements related to tax planning projects.  
  • Assist with Marathon’s obligation under the IRS CAP audit on a quarterly basis by providing all required data and detail to the Tax Director – Tax Law for interface with IRS.
  • Provide complete management and oversight of all state income tax audits. Works directly with Tax Law on audit issues.
  • Works directly, as needed, with the Tax Director – Tax Law on M&A and other discrete projects to determine the state income tax filing position, and all other state income tax impacts concerning the income tax planning processes.
  • Manage the determination and analysis of all uncertain state income tax positions.  Work directly with Tax Director – Tax Law to assist making final determinations of needed reserves and provide detail for needed journal entries.





  • 12+ years progressive state/federal income tax compliance and modeling experience at Big 4 and/or large publicly traded corporations; significant experience gained at smaller CPA/Law firms may be substituted in part
  • 5-10 years supervisory experience of a large team (3-10 professional personnel)
  • Proven ability to provide tax planning for M&A, legislative changes and tax provision forecasting
  • Proven ability to manage large scale state income tax compliance processes
  • Proven ability to successfully lead a tax compliance team
  • Proven ability to generate large scale state income tax provisions for public entities using state of the art technology tools
  • Experience with and knowledge of --
    • Data extraction and analysis tools for purposes of state apportionment
    • CorpTax or other large scale tax compliance and tax provision software
    • SAP or other large scale ERP systems used to manage tax fixed assets
    • State income tax law across all states
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field required, MST a plus
  • CPA required

Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status. 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

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