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Tax Analyst

Boston Properties, Inc. – Boston, MA

Job Description

Tax Analyst

Primary Purpose of Position:

  • Ensure the compliance of all federal, state and local taxes as well as issue resolution for the Norges Private REIT s as well as the New Jersey region.
  • Responsible for maintenance of REIT income testing compliance under IRC -for the Norges private REITs so that the Company will maintain proper REIT certification.
  • Ensure the proper treatment for IRC requirements under IRC code 704.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for federal, state and local compliance for the Norges Private REIT s and New Jersey region to include the preparation and filing of all federal, state and local income, sales and use, and other miscellaneous tax forms.
  • Prepare Boston Properties Limited Partnership and Boston Properties, Inc. New Jersey returns.
  • Collect, analyze and present data to ensure proper REIT compliance under IRC 856-859 newly formed and existing private REITs with Norges Investor.
  • Responsible for Dividend calculation for Private REIT s.
  • Maintenance and analysis of Leasing questionnaire for REIT testing.
  • Quarterly projections for Norges private REIT members.
  • Maintain partner relationships with Norges investors.
  • Review quarterly book/tax packages.
  • Ensure proper tax treatment of the Company owned Taxable REIT Subsidiaries
  • Maintain process to incorporate partner s IRC 743 and 734 basis adjustments properly.
  • Responsible for calculations of state apportionments for multi-state partnerships and corporations to ensure proper presentation on tax returns.
  • Maintain Company 704 Analysis
  • Lease Review

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Respond to and work with various government authorities to resolve issues for the Norges Private REITs and in the New Jersey region.
  • Review and assist other regional tax personnel work product as needed.
  • Ensure timely and accurate estimated payments of taxes and filing of extensions for the New Jersey region.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of required sales/use tax returns.
  • Maintain tax department E-binder template
  • As a part of the corporate tax group, work with team to ensure that group workload is performed in the most efficient and accurate manner.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting or related field required. MST candidate preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in Tax/Accounting required.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Prior knowledge of web based tax software desired, as well as knowledge of Microsoft office products.
  • Proven initiative, and demonstrated skills for organization and multi task prioritization.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Adaptability to changing demands.
  • Effective problem solving skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.
  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed standing such as operation of a fax and printer.
  • Involves movement between departments to facilitate work.
Internal and External Contacts:
  • Interfaces with Regional Controllers for the New Jersey region as well as other New Jersey regional personnel.
  • Establishes relationship and meets regularly with outside auditors and counsel.
  • Establishes and maintains regular relationship with IS department.

Reporting Structure:

  • This position reports to Senior Tax Analyst, Tax Managers and VP, Tax who provide supervision, guidance and evaluate work performance on a periodic basis.
  • This position supervises Assistant Tax Analyst and Interns.

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