Tax Accountant
Zurich North America - Schaumburg, IL

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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. In addition, Zurich also offers life insurance products and services. 2012 marks Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. Zurich first brought its knowledge and experience in workers' compensation insurance from Switzerland to America in 1912 to help its customers take intelligent risks and build the America known today. Further information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America is available at http://www.zurichna.com/100. In the U.S., risk engineering services are provided by Zurich Services Corporation. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company with offices in Schaumburg, Illinois and New York City.

The Tax Accountant will support all aspects of the tax function, including compliance, income tax accounting, audit defense, and strategic projects. This position will work collaboratively with local and global tax, finance, and business unit colleagues.

Responsibilities include:
•Prepare federal and state income tax returns and supporting workpapers, estimated tax payments, and various other tax compliance filing requirements.
•Assist in the preparation of the quarterly tax provision, including reports to management and the external auditor, valuation allowance review, account reconciliations, tax basis balance sheet support, and execution of internal controls.
•Support the company’s IRS CAP audit and the timely resolution of other tax controversy matters, including responses to IDRs and notices.
•Perform technical research to address tax issues, including planning opportunities.
•Provide other tax support, which may include analyses of pending legislation, preparation of required transfer pricing documentation and reporting, and implementation of legislative changes.

Job Qualifications

Required:
•Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Tax
•2 or more years income tax experience with a public accounting firm and/or corporate tax function
•Experience with Microsoft Office software

Preferred:
•CPA
•Experience with CorpTax and SAP software
•Strong organizational skills, including prioritization among multiple ongoing projects
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong research and analytical skills

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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe,...