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Tax Supervisor

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US, 38197

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.



 Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Property Tax, candidate will perform property tax processes (data gathering, balance sheet to fixed asset reconciliation, return preparation, assessed value review, valuation appeals, tax bill payments, and audits) for company owned facilities.  Candidate will ensure compliance with all mandatory filing statutes within states International Paper conducts business and ensure compliance with International Paper Financial Policies. Candidate will perform value added projects to achieve tax savings for the facilities through valuation appeals and the pursuit of tax abatement and incentive opportunities.


  • Collection and analysis of company information needed for preparing property tax returns.  This includes data from SAP, DigIt, BPC, and other internal and external sources.
  • Review data gathered from finance teams to identify asset taxibility and obsolescence opportunities.
  • Using PTMS compliance software, prepare and timely file assigned property tax returns to the proper assessing authorities.
  • Review assessment notices for accuracy and valuation of real and personal property.   Research tax issues and prepare valuation support including analysis of obsolescence. Negotiate informal assessment reductions and settlements.
  • Post noticed values and calculate estimated tax liabilities.
  • When required, evaluate appeal positions and make formal appeal recommendations to the Sr. Mgr. Property Tax. 
  • With Sr. Manager Assistance, prepare data and information for formal appeal presentations.  When applicable, attend formal appeal level hearings.
  • Support all questions from State and Local taxing jurisdictions related to return filing and billing requirements.
  • Support inquiries from various internal business groups, outsourced consultants and outside compliance team.  
  • Coordinate and review work performed by outsourced consultants.
  • Participate in the coordination of all external and internal tax related audits
  • Review tax bills for accuracy and process for payment.
  • Help train and mentor less experienced Property Tax staff members.
  • Assist in other Tax Department areas or in other related departments as needed in special projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.  CMI in property tax is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Prior knowledge of property tax compliance software:  PTMS, SAP fixed assets, project system, and financial accounting modules a plus.
  • Prior appeal preparation, negotiation, and presentation at formal hearings required.
  • 10+ years of property tax experience preferred.
  • Tax incentive experience a plus.


This position is located at the Memphis Headquarters.  Must be willing to relocate.



  • Business Acumen
  • Process Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational Agility
  • Cross-Cultural Sensitivity



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Nearest Major Market: Memphis