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Sr. Tax Accountant

Company: Cracker Barrel
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Cracker Barrel is seeking a Sr. Tax Accountant to join the Home Office. In this role, you will complete income tax accounting and forecasting as well as intercompany accounting. You will Supervise tax management of fixed assests, lead property tax accounting work and oversight of property tax compliance in addition to other business tax accounting work. 

Tax Accounting and Forecasting
  • Under direction of the Senior Tax Manager, leads income tax accounting and forecasting processes. Reviews or prepares timely and accurate GAAP disclosure for SEC and government reporting. Prepares forecasts of the tax and cash impact of operations, business decisions, and law changes for senior management and investor reporting.
  • Leads intercompany (‘legal entity’) accounting, including process transformation.
  • Recommends technology and develops models for efficient reporting and forecasting.
  • Monitors tax legislation and advises on accounting impact of proposed tax law changes. Researches and recommends filing positions to minimize tax burden and optimize cash flow.
  • Assures accurate forecasting and efficient procurement of ~$25MM annually of WOTC and FICA TIP tax credits, including testing systems’ controls and integrity, and assuring accurate internal data collection.
  • Develops logistics for prolonged or complex accounting tasks, including year-end closing process.
Fixed Asset Management and Property Tax Accounting
  • Assures accurate reporting and forecasting of tax depreciation for federal and state income tax purposes, from high-level activities such as infrastructure design and identification of resources (e.g. systems, staff, controls ) through basic accounting needs, such as approval of entries.
  • Assures accurate GAAP accounting and forecasting for CB and subsidiaries personal and real property tax obligations.
  • Assists Senior Tax Manager with oversight of property tax compliance, audits, and appeals, and co-manages relationship with third party administrator.
Accounting for Franchise and Other Business Taxes
  • Assures accurate reporting and forecasting of franchise tax and business license and liquor license fees, working with Legal department.
  • Assists Senior Tax Manager with development of logistics for tracking and reporting.
Project Work
  • Assists peers in tax (Tax Managers and Supervisor) with compliance and audit, as needed.
  • Leads project work. Projects are varied and include supporting operational initiatives, such as new store openings or implementing process changes.
  • Participates in Cracker Barrel cross functional teams as needed as subject matter expert; advises on the tax impact of proposed business changes.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Four or more years progressive experience in Tax which includes minimally two years of tax accounting and forecasting experience.
  • Experience at a publicly traded company or with ‘big four’ accounting firm supporting publicly traded companies is required.
  • Advanced accreditation in relevant field (e.g. CPA, JD, MBA) preferred.
  • General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and income tax law.
  • Familiarity with ERP functionality. Experience with Infinium and its report writers preferred.
  • Experience working with other accounting professionals.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excel proficiency required.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously and complete projects within deadlines.
  • Optimistic, forward thinking.
  • High degree of Integrity.
  • Strong project management skills.


NOTE:  Racism, either overt or perpetuated through unconscious bias, has no place at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and both our Mission and People Promise are firmly rooted in the principle of valuing what everyone brings to the table. Our employees work hard to ensure that our brand, which is grounded in genuine hospitality and nostalgia, represents only what is good about those things. While our décor and food may harken back to earlier times, our inclusive culture and beliefs about equality and diversity do not.


Keywords: Cracker Barrel, Murfreesboro , Sr. Tax Accountant, Other , Lebanon, Tennessee

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