Tax Analyst
W&S Life Insurance Company - Cincinnati, OH

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Western & Southern Financial Group has an immediate opportunity for a Tax Analyst.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Prepares corporate tax returns to comply with government regulatory requirements. Performs analysis/research on corporate tax accounting and tax planning issues and prepares documentation. Participates in developing analysis tools and works on special projects as needed. Works with minimal supervision and is responsible for making an established range of decisions, escalating to manager when necessary and updating manager on a regular basis.

Position Requirements

Position Responsibilities:
•Performs day-to-day tax compliance responsibilities, identifying reporting issues and notifying appropriate personnel.
•Prepares quarterly and annual tax provisions for statutory and GAAP financial statement reporting, identifying tax accounting issues impacting the Company and notifying appropriate personnel.
•Provides financial analysis of selected tax accounting and reporting issues.
•Identifies and assists in implementing effective processes and procedures for completing and improving work.
•Assists management in identifying and developing analysis tools necessary to help manage the business.
•Stays current on tax developments that impact the Company and conducts research on issues affecting federal changes to accounting methods.
•Maintains working knowledge of current statutory and GAAP accounting principles.
•Participates in special projects.
•Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Selection Criteria:
•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local compliance and experience in preparing corporate tax returns. Cite examples that demonstrate knowledge and experience in this area.
•General knowledge of the functions of accounting, the underlying body of concepts that constitute accounting theory and the application of those concepts to accounting problems and situations.
•Demonstrated successful experience in problem-solving situations.
•Possesses and displays excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to internal and external customers at various levels in a clear, focused and concise manner.
•Proven experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously and completing assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis.
•Cite examples of self-motivation and proactive personal development.
Educational Requirements:
•Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or Bachelor's degree with commensurate selection criteria experience in the accounting field.
Computer skills and knowledge of hardware & software required:
•Proficient in the use of tax preparation software.
•Proficient in use and knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing applications.
Certifications & licenses (i.e. Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):
•Certified public accountant with CPE requirement met or candidate pursuing CPA certification preferred.
Position Demands:
•Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects.
Position Attributes
Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company, is a dynamic family of diversified financial services companies that provides life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, retirement planning and investment products and services to help millions of consumers nationwide to plan and protect their financial futures.
With more than 5,000 associates and more than 50,000 individuals in our selling group, Western & Southern offers consumers and businesses the financial products and services they require to meet their insurance needs and investment goals. Having reached more in excess of $50 billion in assets owned and under management, we are leveraging our industry leading financial strength to fuel our growth through strategic acquisitions, increases in our current product revenue stream and expansion into new distribution channels and businesses.
Western & Southern provides a host of benefits that include medical, dental, life, pension, 401K, free fitness facility, on-site cafeteria, and generously subsidized parking. Western & Southern promotes a stable, fulfilling and challenging environment with an emphasis on excellence and continued career development.

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