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Tax Accountant

Provide general ledger system support regarding functional issues of financial and management reporting.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain required level of technical knowledge.
  • Prepare estimated federal and state income tax payments.
  • Research and prepare work papers for various book to tax differences.
  • Perform year-end accrual review and prepare the tax provision.
  • Prepare various federal and state income tax returns.
  • Prepare various personal property tax returns.
  • Prepare/Review other various tax filings: Annual reports, Intangible Tax, Sales and Use Tax.
  • Research projects.
  • Assist in federal and state audits.
  • Maintain our tax preparation system.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the tax area.
  • Provide an information source in the tax area within the company.
  • Other tax projects as they arise.
  • Assist in financial planning and analysis.


  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex and diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reasons even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decision; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or two to four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working for a Big 4 public accounting firm is strongly preferred. Combination of public accounting and industry experience is preferable.
  • CPA required.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and Explorer Internet software; FastTrack or similar tax software.

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