Senior Tax Accountant
PLATO Learning - Minneapolis, MN

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PLATO Learning is a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning instructional software for K-adult learners, offering award winning curriculum and assessment solutions.We're looking for a strong and experienced Senior Tax Accountant who wants to be responsible for all US tax compliance functions for entities within consolidated groups and serve as a liaison with international accountants to execute the necessary income tax, VAT, and other tax filings.Here is what you'll do: Calculate quarterly and annual income tax provision ensuring all material book/tax differences are properly reflected Lead preparation of US Federal consolidated returns including completion and/or review of various consolidated return elections, statements and attachments Preparation and review of state/local/income/franchise or net worth returns ensuring final returns are prepared consistent with recommended filing positions Assist in federal, state, and local tax audits Assist in evaluating the tax consequences of merger, acquisition, and divestiture activities and follow-up with tax filing requirements Analyze general ledger activity for tax return purposes Maintain supporting documentation for all federal tax attributes including NOL carry forward, utilization schedules, refunds, and payment credits Federal and state income tax research and technical analysis for multiple entities Manage sales, use, and gross receipts tax compliance and reporting to ensure compliance with all state and local taxing jurisdiction rules, regulations and reporting requirements Work independently to accomplish tasks within required timeframes seeking authorizations and approvals as needed Participate in a wide variety of projects and compile a variety of special reports, as assigned by management
Here is what you'll need: Bachelor's degree in tax or accounting and three years directly related tax experience for US company with at least $100 million in annual sales Experience with international income tax and value added tax Big Four Accounting and/or Corporate tax experience Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to research complex tax matters and arrive at sound recommendations Sound financial accounting skills with a good working knowledge of accounting for income taxes Merger and acquisition experience a plus Strong technical revenue recognition skills in the software industry Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills Effective communication skills Teamwork/collaborative efforts in working with people both inside and outside the Company Systems experience with PeopleSoft or other ERP system and strong Excel skills PLATO Learning is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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PLATO Learning, Inc., is a provider of online instruction, curriculum management, assessment and related professional development services...