Senior Tax Accountant, Finance & Administration

IEEE Corporate – Piscataway, NJ

The overall purpose of this position is to ensure good standing with taxing jurisdictions and to make recommendations on tax strategies by researching, interpreting, and implementing tax solutions that minimize taxes with absolute integrity. The incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for tax compliance for jurisdictions in the United States.
The role typically reports to a Manager and does not manage any direct reports. This position is expected to work independently and with minimal supervision. This position also may be called upon to coach and or lead others.
Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Accurate preparation and timely filing of assigned tax returns including:
  • US State Sales & Use Tax returns including nexus studies
  • Consolidated federal (Form 1120), state, and local income tax returns
  • Tax provision
  • Federal and state non-profit tax returns including federal Form 990 & 990T
  • Federal form 5471 and other returns required for foreign subsidiaries
  • State reporting for the solicitation of funds for charitable purposes
  • Account reconciliations
  • Administrator duties for sales and use tax enterprise system and tax return preparation software
  • Special projects, as needed
Tax Planning
  • Develop and maintain tax policies, processes and internal controls
  • Recommend tax strategies by researching federal, state, and local taxation issues
  • Identify areas of tax savings by analyzing tax information, calculating key ratios, and by other methods
Problem Solving
  • Review and resolve issues that arise with the enterprise tax system or taxing government jurisdiction
  • Respond accurately and timely to inquiries from internal and external customers and make recommendations when appropriate
Other responsibilities if assigned may include the preparation and filing of the following:
  • Federal returns for employee benefit and retirement plans (Form 5500)
  • Abandoned property
  • Canadian GST/HST returns
  • Value Added Tax returns

QualificationsEducation and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting with a minimum of 6 years of tax experience or an advanced degree or CPA with minimum of 4 years of tax experience

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Experience with tax preparation and research software such as Onesource, Checkpoint, Sovos Taxware , Alavara, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP
  • Hands-on experience with review and preparation of federal and state tax forms and schedules related to non-profit and for-profit organizations
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and accounting/technology skills with proficiency in US GAAP, tax compliance and consulting
  • Strong research and compliance skills
  • International tax experience and knowledge, a plus
For information on work demands and conditions required for this position, please consult the reference document below, Physical, Mental, and Work Environment Standards for IEEE Positions. This position is classified under [e.g. Category I, II or III].

IEEE is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.


Job: General TaxPrimary Location: United States-New Jersey-PiscatawaySchedule: Full-timeJob Type: RegularJob Posting: May 17, 2019, 1:56:41 PM

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