Supervising Tax Accountant
Perfect World Search - Normal, IL

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Job Description
: POSITION: Supervising Tax Accountant

REPORTS TO: Tax Manager

LOCATION: Normal, IL 61761


A leading auditing and accounting firm with offices in central Illinois has an immediate opening for a Supervising Tax Accountant. Reporting to the firm’s Tax Manager, the Supervising Tax Accountant is responsible for the electronic preparation of complex corporate tax returns and for the technical review corporate returns prepared by others.

Prepares complex corporate income tax returns from information submitted by field auditors or as requested directly from clients, utilizing computerized income tax software. Reviews returns to insure all supporting schedules and attachments are completed and all appropriate elections have been taken. Reconciles final tax computations to audit reports and assures that carry-forward items are agreed to prior year tax returns.
· Assist with FAS 109 calculations.
· Assist tax manager in training both tax and audit staff in tax related matters.
· Provide timely evaluation of tax staff.
· Monitors tax deadlines for all audit clients and calculates quarterly estimates utilizing specialized knowledge of requirements for cooperatives and not-for-profits.
· Research and resolve tax related questions initiated by inquiries from staff and clients.
· Identify and communicate tax planning opportunities for corporate tax clients to tax manager.
· Researches cause of corporate tax write-backs from the IRS or state departments of revenue and determines appropriate course of response, including preparation of amended tax returns, if necessary.
· Monitors new tax legislation utilizing electronic and written update services and assists tax manager to identify impact for the firm’s clients. Designs and communicates procedural implementation strategies for tax law changes.
· Maintains and submits daily time reports via the firm’s internal time and billing system, including breakdown of hours on each assignment.
· Assists in other areas and performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum three years tax experience and advanced knowledge of corporate income taxes.
· Experience with income tax preparation using income tax software.
· Bachelor’s degree with accounting emphasis, MST and CPA preferred.
· Ability to apply and communicate information and procedures is required. Duties require initiative, creativity and professional competence for successful performance of the job.

Salary of $65,000 or higher depending on skills, certifications and experience. Local candidates preferred; however some relocation allowance may be offered, if appropriate.