Senior Federal Tax Accountant
St. Louis, MO
Why Is This a Great Opportunity?
Client is a Fortune 500 company with one of the best tax departments in town! Work with great people, learn a lot while working on complex tax returns, and enjoy terrific benefits including 100% tuition reimbursement with no maximum!
This position is within the Corporate Tax Department which oversees all aspects of corporate income taxes and is viewed as a trusted business advisor throughout the organization. Team members gain exposure across multiple disciplines of the Corporate Tax function with opportunities to work with the tax accounting and tax planning teams. This position is primarily responsible for assisting with various components of income tax compliance, including the preparation and detailed review of the consolidated federal income tax return to assure compliance with all federal tax laws and regulations. Additional responsibilities may include the calculation of estimated tax payments, review and reconciliation of ASC 740 income tax accrual to tax return adjustments, cash flow forecasting, and participation in tax planning initiatives.
Basic Responsibilities and Objectives Include:
Coordinate preparation and perform review of multiple subsidiaries' tax return workpapers and returns which will be included in the consolidated federal income tax return.
Oversee and provide Company specific information to service providers engaged to assist in the federal tax return process.
Support and assist with review of fixed assets within depreciation software.
Prepare the estimated federal income tax payment calculations and assist with cash flow forecasting.
Provide day-to-day guidance to Company personnel regarding federal income tax matters.
Assist in preparation of Company's tax provision pursuant to ASC 740.
Assist with the assimilation of acquired companies into accounting methods utilized by Company and inclusion in the consolidated federal income tax return.
Assist with domestic tax controversy matters, including preparation/gathering of audit documents.
Assist with state income tax compliance.
Perform ad hoc analysis of tax issues to support management inquires, as requested.
Identify opportunities for automation, efficiency, and improvements in tax processes.
Required travel is less than 5%.
The ideal candidate must have strong communication, technical, and leadership skills. Excellent time management and attention to detail are essential. The candidate will apply a broad knowledge of federal tax law to monitor consistent application of corporate tax policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable tax laws. Candidates must continuously build on their competence by staying current on trends and developments in tax law.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting with CPA required. Masters in Taxation, preferred.
Minimum of 2-5 years with public accounting and/or large corporation with multi-divisional, multi-state and multi-national structure.