Senior Manager of Property Tax

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

The Senior Manager of Tax is responsible for all property tax planning, compliance, forecasting in assigned states.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Manages compliance, valuations, and all property tax appeals and audits

+ Ensures compliance with all filing deadlines and payments

+ Manage internal and external research to develop and implement tools and materials to support tax strategy

+ Manage the accurate and timely preparation and filing of state and local returns

+ Manage the timely preparation and distribution of financial information for compliance purposes using internal financial systems and tools

+ Responsible for determining legislative implications

+ Develops strategies for meeting company s obligations

+ Negotiate with state and local taxing authorities to secure fair and equitable valuations through informal and formal hearings

+ Ensure all property tax compliance is filed accurately and on-time

+ Review all unitary and local assessments

+ File appeals as needed

+ Identify and advance property tax legislative initiatives and respond to legislative threats

+ Manage the preparation and distribution of financial information for tax valuation and compliance purpose

+ Research and keep abreast of changes in federal, state, and local regulatory laws and implement legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments to ensure compliance is in accordance with the law

+ Liaison with accounting, legislative and treasury departments for coordination on information requests; align these requests and tax return positions

+ Analyze complex and unique issues requiring in-depth evaluation to generate solutions to tax problems; apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts

What We Look For in a Candidate

+ Ability to identify automation opportunities and implement identified strategies

+ Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

+ Minimum of 10 years property tax management experience

+ Experience with state and local taxing authorities

+ Experience in Ad Valorem property tax, including unitary appraisal methods, property tax laws and practices

+ Experience in complex financial models and appraisal practices

+ Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Computer related skills (i.e Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Alteryx, etc.)

+ Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$111480 – $148630 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$117340 – $156450 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$123210 – $164280 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$129080 – $172100 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 332722

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. ( We’re able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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Job Posting: JC257253058

Posted On: Mar 23, 2024

Updated On: May 02, 2024

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