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DST Systems Tax Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

The Corporate Tax Department is responsible for any tax matters that relate to the company or an affiliated entity (not employee tax matters). This would include the areas of corporate income tax, state income tax, capital and franchise taxes, business licenses, unclaimed property, sales and use tax, property tax, excise tax, and tax audits. The Tax Department also consults with the business on matters involving state registrations, mergers and acquisitions of businesses, reorganization of existing businesses, tax compliance matters, and business transactions and situations that could have tax implications to the company.

Role Overview

The Corporate Tax Manager is responsible for assisting in tax compliance, tax research, tax audits, and tax planning. The individual will be ensuring compliance with tax laws, working with management to develop tax planning strategies and working with tax software and other programs to streamline the tax function. The Corporate Tax Manager will supervise the staff with the Tax Compliance Department.


  • Involved in tax compliance including registrations, preparing, reviewing and filing of Federal, state and local corporate tax returns.

  • Prepare and/or review of tax workpapers to support tax filings (tax trial balances, book/tax reconciliations, state apportionment schedules, etc.).

  • Work with various departments to gain understanding of book treatment for transactions to ensure appropriate tax returns positions.

  • Prepare and/or review quarterly projections and estimates of taxable income.

  • Support Tax Team on responding to federal, state and local tax audits and inquiries related to tax filings.

  • Research, document and review the Company’s tax positions in regards to all areas of tax, including monitoring developments in applicable areas of the tax law to determine the impact to the Company’s tax return position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and knowledge of accounting principles required. CPA and/or Masters of Taxation are preferred.

  • 4 - 6 years of experience in work environment dealing with taxation matters, public accounting experience preferred.

  • Strong technical tax skills/knowledge, with an emphasis on U.S. corporate income taxation.

  • Experience with performing tax research using tax libraries.

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office software. Experience in tax preparation software (OneSource or GoSystems) is a plus.

  • Strong project management skills and time management skills.


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.