Manager, International Indirect Tax


AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.


  • The person hired for this position will primarily be responsible for management of US and foreign indirect tax compliance.


  • Manage the Indirect Tax Function, including the review and filing of all US sales & use, foreign GST/VAT, foreign withholding, and property tax returns, and their defense on audit.
  • Assist with preparation of the Federal and State income tax returns
  • Proactively engage with other departments to help resolve tax issues and drive the business objectives forward
  • Maintain SOX processes for the indirect tax compliance and reporting function and support SOX documentation/testing of the process
  • Provide guidance related to global asset purchases and sales transactions, addressing VAT or sales and use tax consequences
  • Develop systems, processes, and procedures for collecting data from foreign business units in order to properly file VAT returns, including training professionals at foreign business units on procedures developed
  • Proactively monitor and provide support with research related to ongoing indirect tax issues and law changes to ensure that appropriate planning, compliance, and reporting actions are undertaken
  • Provide guidance related to employment tax related issues/questions
  • Special projects as required or as needed.



  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting is required, Masters in Taxation preferred
  • CPA preferred; if no CPA, must commit to complete process to become CPA
  • Relevant tax experience in public accounting and/or in the private sector, showing the ability to progressively assume additional responsibilities


  • Ability to travel internationally 10-20%
  • Ability to demonstrate job ownership and to manage tax compliance process from start to finish.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Experience researching foreign tax issues, including the ability to analyze the issues and to clearly communicate the conclusions both orally and in writings.
  • Above average organizational skills and ability to follow standardized workpaper formats.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with team members at all levels of the organization
  • Commitment to company values and ethics
  • Team oriented, self-motivated and willing to take ownership of projects.
  • Familiarity with multi-state income, state nexus issues a plus


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook ), Checkpoint tax research software, ONESOURCE Income Tax, ONESOURCE Tax Provision, and PTMS property tax compliance.


  • The Manager, Indirect Tax will report to the Senior Manager, State & Local Tax.

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