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Robert Half Corporate Tax Accountant in West Chicago, Illinois

Description Robert Half is looking for a Tax Accountant for a client in the western suburbs.

The Tax Accountant will report to the Tax Manager. The Tax Accountant is responsible for the accumulation of information necessary to prepare the federal and state income tax returns for the Company. Review of tax returns prepared by outside service provider is required. Will research and determine specific payment amounts so the most accurate information is applied to the returns. Will examine tax accounts and records to determine how much tax the Company owes by researching federal laws, regulations and tax rates. This position will prepare and review quarterly and year-end tax provisions. Uses independent judgment and exercises discretion in executing their duties. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality in all aspects of its nature.

Essential Functions:

  1. Will prepare and review estimated federal and state income tax payments.

  2. Research and prepare work papers for various book to tax differences.

  3. Perform year-end and quarterly accrual review and preparation of the tax provision.

  4. Prepare various federal and state income tax returns.

  5. May / review prepare personal property tax returns, annual reports, intangible tax returns, sales and use tax returns, and/or other various tax filings.

  6. Research projects to ensure accurate filings.

  7. Assist in federal and state audits.

  8. Data files which will interface with the tax preparation system and the tax provision system.

  9. Maintain current knowledge of new developments in the tax area.

  10. Provide an information source in the tax area within the Company.

  11. Assist in other tax projects as they arise.

  12. Assist in financial planning and analysis as related to tax data.

Successful Tax Accountant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position

  • Public accounting and industry experience preferred.

  • Tax Provisions experience a must

If interested, please contact Brian Keating at 331-264-5688. Requirements Corporate Tax Return, Tax Provisions, Microsoft Excel

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