Senior Tax Accountant
Lockton, Inc. - Kansas City, MO

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More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide 15,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall . Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a " Best Place to Work in Insurance ." To see the latest insights from Lockton’s experts, check Lockton Market Update .

Lockton is known throughout the insurance industry as an entrepreneurial, progressive and successful insurance broker. As a result of continued individual and group accomplishments, Lockton has a record of steady and substantial growth. If you are a committed professional with a passion for delivering unparalleled service, Lockton is interested in hearing from you.

Summary:
This associate will have primary responsibility for completing workpapers and certain tax returns for federal, state, and local tax compliance purposes. Additionally, this associate will play an integral role in quarterly taxable income projections and forecasts, including shareholder distributions. Other responsiblities include addressing inquiries from various tax jurisdictions, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local tax laws, and developing tax planning strategies.

Responsibilities:
Review and prepare annual federal, state, and local tax compliance workpapers related to domestic s-corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships tax returns.

Review and prepare annual federal workpapers and tax forms related to various international operations.

Prepare quarterly projections and forecasts of consolidated taxable income, including international operations.

Prepare quarterly withholding and distribution requirements for shareholders.

Research, document, and review the Company’s tax return positions with regard to all areas of federal tax.
Monitor developments in applicable areas of the tax law to determine the impact on the Company’s tax return positions. Document tax policies and procedures to correspond with the issuance of new or revised accounting policies.

Work with the Financial Reporting and Divisional Accounting departments to gain an understanding of book treatment for transactions to ensure appropriate federal return positions.

Assist in defending the Company’s tax positions during audits and in responding to notices in various taxing jurisdictions.

Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and extensive knowledge of accounting principles and flow-through entity tax law and basic international taxation.

5 – 7 years experience in a work environment dealing with international taxation and flow-through tax structures, preferrably public accounting or similar surroundings.

CPA and Masters of Taxation are preferred.

Excellent computer skills including experience with accounting and tax software and MS Office software.

Strong project management skills and time management skills.

Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills including ability to perform technical research.

Ability to work in a team environment with collaboration.

Ability to work independently.

Lockton Companies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. As a privately held company, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package reflecting our commitment to attracting and retaining great individuals. This includes health and dental coverage, which begins on your first day of work, 401(k) with match and immediate vesting, a competitive vacation plan and unrivaled career advancement opportunities.

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