Job Description

Why Valvoline?

We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first branded motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.


As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Tax Accountant. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Tax Accountant role requires (a) experience with corporate tax compliance processes and practices; (b) corporate tax subject matter expertise (federal, state, local, transaction); and (c) experience with ERP and tax software platforms.  This position is not entry-level, and there is the expectation that the incumbent will be able to prepare and file tax returns using available platforms with moderate supervision by Tax Manager or experienced staff.  The role will also support Director- Tax, Credit, Risk in representing Valvoline in all tax controversy matters including management reporting of audit implications.  In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Leading and/or supporting representation of Valvoline in various tax controversy matters (income and transaction taxes), including management reporting of global audit implications to Valvoline.  Supports tax controversy / tax audit defense / tax authority inquiries.
  • Handling various discrete tax compliance and tax reporting matters and tax projects as needed, including (but not limited to) 1099 reporting, W-8, W-9, FBAR reporting, and other similar tax reporting functions (Form 8886, 8275, etc.); miscellaneous research of SEC filings (relating to tax matters).
  • Preparing, reviewing and processing federal, state and local income tax returns, including supporting workpapers and analysis and internal controls and retention policies.
  • Preparing, reviewing and processing federal, state and local income estimated payment calculations and returns. 
  • Tax incentives and tax credits monetization (including R&D credits, WOTC credits, and other similar credits), partnering with internal and external teams.
  • Supporting Director- Tax, Credit & Risk in other projects as needed.  Examples- tax planning opportunities, implications of tax law changes, provision process support. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably Accounting) or equivalent combination of experience and education (“ECEE”)
  • Minimum one year of experience in tax accounting 
  • Must possess core level of accounting theory and be able to understand financial data, with strong computer skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience with tax software
  • Experience with ERP systems (i.e. SAP, JD Edwards, etc)
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • Master's Degree in relevant field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (or CPA Eligible)

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)  
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.


Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.


The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process.  The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.


Application Instructions

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