The Senior Tax Accountant is responsible for the timely and accurate filing of state insurance premium tax returns, as well as, state income tax returns, various property tax filings and sales/use tax returns. The incumbent will support the Tax Manager in preparation of consolidated federal filings, including book/tax calculations and workpaper preparation. In addition, the Senior Tax Accountant will monitor, manage and reconcile multistate payroll taxes at the employer level which includes reconciliation to payroll tax service provider prepared reports to ensure compliance. Researches and resolves payroll-related compliance issues.
- Prepares insurance premium and multi-state income tax returns, schedules and related documents timely.
- Responds to requests from state insurance and taxing authorities; coordinates state tax audits.
- Complies with state and local tax requirements by tracking rate changes and new laws/regulations; advises management on changes and necessary actions.
- Researches payroll tax rules and regulations in jurisdictions where currently licensed; researches compliance requirements in new jurisdictions.
- Prepares sales/use tax reports by collecting and analyzing financial and related information in a timely manner to meet all applicable deadlines.
- Prepares property tax reports by collecting and analyzing financial and related information in a timely manner to meet all applicable deadlines.
- Supports federal income tax reporting and compliance as directed by Tax Manager.
- Monitors and reconciles payroll tax reporting after each pay run, monthly, quarterly and annually to ensure accurate filings by tax service provider. Includes reconciliation to 941s and W2s.
- Creates and updates a shared document outlining current payroll jurisdiction’s tax identification numbers, contact information and prevailing rates corresponding with Federal, State and Local agencies.
- Reviews, researches, responds and works with payroll tax provider and Federal, State
and Local agencies to resolve any outstanding issues.
- Attends subject appropriate training and continuing professional education seminars.
- Supports fixed asset accounting, including assignment of tax lives and reconciliation for financial reporting and tax compliance purposes.
- Obtains a broad knowledge of company systems and procedures; must pull information
from a wide variety of sources and platforms.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Taxation with a minimum of two years of relevant tax
experience in a corporate or public setting, with some experience in general accounting.
- CPA preferred.
- Demonstrated understanding of federal and state tax law and regulations.
- Strong research skills and excellent analytical abilities; ability to interpret the
effects of tax regulation on combined companies.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative and creativity.
- Demonstrated ability to apply judgment with sound decision-making skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills and ability to respond to, prioritize and meet deadlines
while maintaining a high standard of comprehensiveness and accuracy.
- Maintains a current knowledge base of tax laws for Federal, State and Local jurisdictions.