Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

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Senior tax accountant provides support to the Tax Reporting group with respect to the federal income tax provision including gross temporary differences, the worldwide income tax provision, and special projects as assigned.

Senior Tax Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of ASC 740 tax provision
Preparation and review of quarterly tax accounting calculations in accordance with ASC 740
Provide relevant data to the third-party tax return preparer
Ensure the timely payment of applicable tax
Be responsible for flow of information to external audit requests from taxing authorities
Review schedules received from auditors or third-party tax preparer
Review proposed audit assessments and calculations
Respond to tax notices received from taxing jurisdictions, researching and resolving as necessary
Maintain supporting tax documentation for audit purposes
Prepare monthly tax journal entries and account reconciliations

Senior Tax Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Tax Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ERP, SOX, EA

Education for Senior Tax Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior tax accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Taxation, Business, Public Accounting, Business/Administration, MBA, Economics, Graduate

Skills for Senior Tax Accountant

Desired skills for senior tax accountant include:

Excel
ASC 740
Particularly federal tax provision and compliance experience
Microsoft Office products
Broad range of corporate income tax matters
GAAP
Microsoft Office and experience with ERP software
SAP
Tax research methods with ability to interpret tax laws
Equivalent applications

Desired experience for senior tax accountant includes:

Respond to internal inquiries regarding sales/use & property tax, and business licenses
Handle annual tax permit/business license renewals for various jurisdictions
Review exemption certificates for integrity and add customers as tax exempt in the sales tax system
Assist in the preparation of periodic forecasts and budgets
Experience with Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets desired
Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with all levels within the company

Senior Tax Accountant Examples

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Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior tax accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior tax accountant
  • Manage or assist sales tax audits in the most cost efficient manner
  • Respond to tax notices and inquiries from tax jurisdictions in a timely manner
  • Stay current with changing tax laws and enhancements in technology and software
  • Apply for tax refunds in a timely manner and send updates to Tax Manager on a quarterly basis
  • Research tax issues using available resources
  • Client tax compliance, associate development, management of client relationships, and some direct client contact
  • Assist with the tax research projects along with personal and real property tax compliance
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing knowledge/skill
  • Prepare income tax provisions for company's taxable REIT subsidiaries
  • Review and consolidate international tax provisions submitted by company's Amsterdam office for financial reporting
Qualifications for senior tax accountant
  • 1+ year of Sales and Use Tax experience
  • Designation as Certified Public Accountant is preferred
  • 3+ years of federal corporate income tax experience
  • Big 4 experience and knowledge of Corptax tax software are strongly preferred
  • 5-7 years of professional experience from a public tax and/or corporate tax background
  • Federal corporate tax experience
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Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior tax accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior tax accountant
  • Keep up-to-date on latest developments as they affect tax regulations and policies
  • Clearly communicate recommendations verbally and in writing
  • Prepare fiduciary Tax Returns for Trusts and Estates where Fiduciary Trust acts as Trustee and Executor where Fiduciary acts as paid preparer for agency accounts
  • Monthly, annual and long-term indirect-tax forecasting, compliance, and financial reporting
  • Tax planning analysis and documentation supporting tax positions taken by maintaining SOX compliance
  • Contributing to tax due diligence for potential expansion of the service and other ad-hoc projects as necessary
  • Generate accounting journal entries
  • Process tax payments in a timely basis
  • Primary interface with auditors and complete audits effectively
  • Training, on-boarding, developing staff and building a team-centered client service team
Qualifications for senior tax accountant
  • CPA and OneSource (Provision and Income Tax) Software experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, tax compliance and research software
  • Attention to detail and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously, and be deadline
  • Ability to partner in a team-oriented environment while able to work and think independently
  • 3+ years of recent or current CPA firm experience serving commercial clients
  • Audit and Accounting experience
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Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior tax accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior tax accountant
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation and internal controls are maintained
  • Performing research to support tax compliance and planning
  • Coordinating and assisting with audits by tax authorities and internal/external financial audits
  • Recommending and assisting with process improvements
  • Pro-actively seek out process improvements
  • Prepare US income tax returns to ensure accurate and timely filing
  • Prepare tax returns for a variety of clients (individual, corporate )
  • Maintain tax compliance including returns, provisions, tax reporting, transfer pricing, and R&D credit
  • Maintain compliance with controls
  • Support due-diligence related and other projects as they arise
Qualifications for senior tax accountant
  • 5-7+ years of multi-state sales/use & property tax experience
  • Solid understanding of accrual based accounting and principles of accounting
  • 3+ years of Corporate tax provision and compliance experience
  • Experience with CCH Pro System Engagement/FX
  • Master’s in Tax and CPA license are both preferred
  • Bachelors and Masters in Accounting
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Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior tax accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior tax accountant
  • Assist the Tax Manager with the preparation of the Company’s quarterly and annual tax provision work papers in support of ASC 740 including but not limited to the documentation of valuation allowances, APB 23, tax reserves and the tax impact of business combinations
  • Assist with IRS/state tax audits
  • Communicate with clients and engagement leaders regarding open items or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Assist in the preparation of US international income tax returns (Forms 5471, 5472)
  • Support the tax planning group by gathering and analyzing financial data tax return information
  • Monitors tax compliance requirements for assigned Yamaha divisions and its subsidiaries
  • Completes monthly tax reconciliations
  • Researches tax issues as assigned and communicates results
  • Assists in support of audits
  • Maintains legislative materials by reviewing, interpreting, and implementing new or revised laws
Qualifications for senior tax accountant
  • Experience with U.S. federal and state corporate and partnership tax
  • Experience with partnership tax is preferred
  • Experience with Thomson Reuters OneSource tax software program and Sage Fixed Asset software program a plus
  • Must be comfortable independently evaluating a situation, exercising judgment, and making a decision
  • Bachelors of Arts or Science degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license a plus
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Senior Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior tax accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior tax accountant
  • Assist in responding to tax notices
  • Prepare and update tax exemptions certificates as needed in support of the Procurement department
  • Analysis and preparation of supporting schedules and apportionment information for company income tax filings
  • Compliance filing of business personal property tax returns
  • Compliance filings of Unclaimed Property escheatment reports
  • Compliance filings of various state & local business licenses as required
  • Analysis and preparation on account reconciliation of general ledger tax account balances
  • Preparation of wire requests of German tax payments on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Preparation of supporting information for filing of the Puerto Rico tax returns and payment of estimated taxes
  • Tax research and support to various departments within the company
Qualifications for senior tax accountant
  • Create marketing materials / presentation slides
  • Dealing with day to day Tax issues that arise
  • Updating investors on new and existing market changes
  • Answering client queries in a timely manner
  • Assisting the Snr Product Manager in any areas required
  • Prior public accouting experience preferred

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