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Tax Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 288102 


***This is a hybrid flexible remote position with complete work life balance during the busy season***


BASIC PURPOSE: Oversight of income tax department including proactive tax planning, research, analysis and compliance for the Love Family of Companies. The tax manager is a lead tax operational support liaison for the Loves day-to-day business and operations.



The major responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:


Provide value added, strategic tax services to Loves family and their companies including:


  1. Identify tax saving strategies, tax planning/ structuring opportunities
  2. Review and support all routine matters that have a large income tax impact
  3. Identify and work through all income tax opportunities or issues arising from any new business initiatives
  4. Develop relationships and become a trusted advisor to other departments as needs / opportunities arise
  5. Stay current on changing tax law as it applies to the business and assist in communicating such changes to relevant


  1. Active participation in Family Planning Group concerned with the succession of the Love businesses
  2. Aid Family Office with implementation and continuous maintenance of estate planning initiatives for Love families
  3. Assist with management of all aspects of the company’s income tax compliance, including management of all   federal income tax reporting deadlines, review of tax returns filings (1120S,1065,1041,1040), review of book/tax differences, managing workflow and calculation of estimated payments, reviewing tax research and any related analysis and support
  4. Review tax software used in research, planning and compliance to assure products most suited to the tax needs are    in use and fully utilized
  5. Complete continuing education in tax with emphasis in related industry and company business strategies  
  6. Resource for 401(k) Plan benefits manager and corporate payroll manager as needed
  7. Coordinate and work with outside accounting and legal advisors on tax matters
  8. Flexibility and focus to manage continuous interruptions and changing needs by various individuals
  9. Represent the tax department on various task forces and committees



  • Education:
    • High School degree or equivalent required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
    • CPA licensed in Oklahoma or CPA candidate in Oklahoma
  • Experience:
    • 5+ years public or corporate tax experience
    • Position to pay between 90K and 130K depending on experience. 



  • Skills:
    • Hard Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, tax compliance software and online tax research, possess the ability to learn new software applications; experience in multi-state environment using Prosystems FX Tax and Workpaper Manager software a plus
    • Soft Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, keen attention to detail, team player, ability to work independently and deal with confidential information, ability to work long hours as needed especially during spring and fall tax preparation
  • Typical Physical Demands:
        • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
        • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
      • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
      • Requires normal range of hearing and vision
      • Possible evening/weekend work


Job Function(s): Accounting and Finance 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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