Tax Specialist Senior- Assistant Director of State and Local Tax

PNC Financial Services Group



Pittsburgh, PA

Why you should apply for a job to PNC Financial Services Group:

  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Tuition-free and other education options available
  • Up to 40 Hours Paid Time Off to Volunteer with Grow up Great®
  • Access to Progyny fertility coverage
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    Position summary

    jurisdictions as well. PNC is also a leader in tax technology innovation, including the use of bots, an automated K-1 image scanning process to integrate more than 1,000 equity investments, and highly automated apportionment mapping from source systems into a comprehensive enterprise data warehouse into the OneSource tax software.

    As an Assistant Director of State and Local Tax within PNC's Corporate Tax organization, you will join our vibrant 40+ person tax practice based in Pittsburgh. Daily, you will be collaborating directly with our 15-person strong state and local tax group as you tackle leading edge technical topics and developments. In this capacity, you will have the opportunity to utilize your analytical reasoning and project management skills, as well as your state and local tax knowledge, to help manage the state tax risk of the PNC organization. This position involves combining both tax technical and technology skills to bring new and innovative approaches and solutions to our tax compliance process. Bringing fresh ideas for incorporating leading edge technologies to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the tax compliance process are a must in this role.

    PNC strongly values continuing education and provides training opportunities to participate in tax conferences and workshops across the country. You will also work with our outside advisors from industry leading accounting and law firms to assist in developing and documenting our state tax positions. To promote collaboration and idea generation, this role requires a minimum of three days in the office in Pittsburgh, while the remaining days may be worked remotely.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Accurately complete the state and local income tax compliance for assigned jurisdictions
    • This includes the annual returns, estimated payments, extensions, and any notices received that are associated with these jurisdictions
    • Coordinate with our tax credit partnership groups to determine the proper nonresident income tax withholding requirements for all states where we operate
    • Actively participate in team discussions about federal and state tax positions, tax savings and planning opportunities, and process improvements
    • Research state tax technical issues for state income/franchise and sales/use tax items
    • Prepare state tax documentation necessary for tax accounting for the state tax provision, such as ETR and deferred tax assets/liabilities
    • Analyze opportunities for future state tax credits
    • Monitor state tax law changes and analyze the resulting impact to PNC
    • Assist in the gathering of information and preparation of responses to state tax authorities for state audits impacting your assigned jurisdictions
    • Attend continuing education opportunities - both internally and externally

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of related state tax experience; CPA, Master's in Taxation, JD, or LLM in Taxation preferred.
    • Ability to interpret complex tax laws and regulations and communicate them to team members
    • Strong decision making/problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to run multiple processes at the same time
    • Effective written and verbal communication

    Job Description

    • Strong contributor to organizational tax reporting, tax planning and compliance function.

    • Oversees the completion of accurate tax returns to manage risk and minimize the tax obligations of the organization, utilizing general ledger and related financial documents as applicable. May also complete or assist with the completion of tax accounting entries and account reconciliations.

    • Shows initiative and demonstrates autonomy in managing technical tax areas. Coordinates, facilitates and resolves all taxing authority inquiries and audits.

    • Mentoring junior staff on appropriate regulations, filing procedures and internal communication needs. Keeps up-to-date with and advises others of company-related tax regulations at the federal, state and local levels.

    PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

    • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.

    • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


    Successful candidates must demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities for a role. Listed below are skills, competencies, work experience, education, and required certifications/licensures needed to be successful in this position.

    Preferred Skills

    Data Analytics, Expense Controls, Financial Analysis, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Tax Audits, Tax Regulations, Tax Research


    Accuracy and Attention to Detail, Audit And Compliance Function, Consulting, Decision Making and Critical Thinking, Effective Communications, Flexibility and Adaptability, General Ledger (G-L), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Problem Solving, Tax Management

    Work Experience

    Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education, job specific certification(s), and experience (including military service) may be considered.




    No Required Certification(s)


    No Required License(s)


    PNC offers a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include: medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature), dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short and long-term disability protection; 401(k) with PNC match, pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption, surrogacy, and doula reimbursement; educational assistance, including select programs fully paid; a robust wellness program with financial incentives.

    In addition, PNC generally provides the following paid time off, depending on your eligibility*: maternity and/or parental leave; up to 11 paid holidays each year; 8 occasional absence days each year, unless otherwise required by law; between 15 to 25 vacation days each year, depending on career level; and years of service.

    To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for full time and part-time employees, visit > New to PNC.

    *For more information, please click on the following links:

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    If an accommodation is required to participate in the application process, please contact us via email at [email protected]. Please include "accommodation request" in the subject line title and be sure to include your name, the job ID, and your preferred method of contact in the body of the email. Emails not related to accommodation requests will not receive responses. Applicants may also call 877-968-7762 and say "Workday" for accommodation assistance. All information provided will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

    At PNC we foster an inclusive and accessible workplace. We provide reasonable accommodations to employment applicants and qualified individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their positions.

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    Why you should apply for a job to PNC Financial Services Group:

  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Tuition-free and other education options available
  • Up to 40 Hours Paid Time Off to Volunteer with Grow up Great®
  • Access to Progyny fertility coverage