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Sr Tax Analyst Income Tax

at American Greetings

Posted: 10/13/2019
Job Reference #: 3863819

Job Description

Job Description
The Senior Tax Analyst – Income Taxes is responsible for researching and analyzing tax issues relative to the various taxing authorities, preparing federal, international, and state and local income taxes, and coordinating and working with various taxing authority agents during examinations for American Greetings Corporation and its subsidiaries. The Senior Tax Analyst will prepare and maintain the deferred tax accounts and assist with consolidated tax provision process. These responsibilities include preparing some of the provision work as well as supervising and training the tax analysts in their preparation of the tax provision, successfully utilizing both external compliance software and internal general ledger programs and contributing to the overall development of the department through process improvement and best practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Preparation and review of the federal, international, and state and local income tax returns:
Participate in the preparation of the consolidated federal income tax return, international tax returns\disclosures and state and local income/franchise tax returns including all necessary supporting documentation
Participate in the review of the Tax Analyst’s work on the consolidated federal income tax return, international tax returns\disclosures and state and local income/franchise tax returns including all necessary supporting documentation
Participate in the preparation and review of the quarterly federal and state and local tax estimates
Utilize tax compliance software and general ledger systems to increase department efficiency and accuracy including training others in the use of these systems
Communicate effectively with other associates in the company to gather the information necessary to file accurate tax returns on a timely basis
Preparation and review of the deferred and current taxes, both at year end and periodically during the year:
Participate in the preparation of the deferred and current tax provisions including any associated journal entries
Participate in the review of the Tax Analyst’s work on the deferred and current tax provisions including any associated journal entries
Work with the Tax Analyst on the monthly reconciliation of the tax-related balance sheet accounts
Assist with taxing authority examinations:
Interact with state and local tax auditors
Compile required documentation, respond to inquiries, and participate in negotiations to resolve controversies for the benefit of the Company
Draft tax protests and assist in representing the Company in the settlement of audits
Train and develop Tax Analysts:
Assist associates in fulfilling compliance requirements and understanding applicable tax statutes, regulations and legislative histories
Train staff on new tax processes, procedures and issues
Keep abreast of current tax developments:
Research and analyze tax issues related to the Company
Interpret new tax laws, regulations and court cases to determine the impact on the Company’s operations
Identify tax planning opportunities
Complete other projects as required

Auto req ID
73818BR

Location
Westlake, OH

Experience Required:
Required Length & Type of Experience:
 3-7 years of experience preparing income tax returns of all types for a mid to large corporation or for a public accounting firm.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
 Ability to problem solve and work independently. Supervision skills to assist with the development and growth of the Tax Analyst.
 Knowledge of technical tax issues.
 Ability to utilize various tax compliance and research software.
 Ability to work as a team and interact with third party consultants.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 Physical demands typical for office environment. Computer work, sitting, light lifting, talking on phone, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 Work will be conducted primarily at world headquarters. Some travel may be necessary (to plants, subsidiaries, conferences, external meetings, etc.) but likely not more than 10% of the time. A fast-paced environment with an occasional heavy workload. Job may require working more than 40 hours a week at times. Frequent fixed deadlines.

Position Title
Sr Tax Analyst Income Tax

Education Required:
Required Education:
 Bachelor’s Degree; Accounting/Finance major preferred
 Master’s Degree preferred
 Certified Public Accountant designation preferred

Career Site Category
Corporate Jobs