Posts Tagged ‘Tax’

Tax Analyst (Norwalk, CT)

May 26, 2010

Job Description

Our financial services client is looking for a Tax Analyst to join their Norwalk, CT office.  In this role, you will be responsible for a broad range of recurring tax functions.  You will gather information necessary to prepare tax returns by interacting with accounting and financial personnel; perform technical research; and identify, recommend and complete special projects to improve efficiencies within the department. In addition:

  • Prepare corporate federal/state/local income tax returns.
  • Prepare partnership federal/state/local income tax returns.
  • Prepare forecasts and other analyses associated with projecting the group’s tax position.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, a Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s in taxation will be accepted.
  • Two (plus) years of experience in a corporate tax department and/or public accounting firm with tax preparation experience, including experience associated with the corporate and partnership tax compliance function and  knowledge of federal and state tax concepts. 
  • Experience with various tax preparation and research tools.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of principles and practices of financial accounting.  Advanced proficiency in Excel, proficiency in MS Word, strong analytical skills and attention to detail are required.
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Senior Tax Accountant (FAS 109) – Fairfield County

May 25, 2010

Our client, a leading global reinsurer and a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced tax professional in its Fairfield county based office.

The position is primarily responsible for the coordination and review of domestic tax returns and tax provisions for insurance and non-insurance entities, including domestic compliance relating to General Re’s international subsidiaries.  The successful candidate will be required to interact with all levels of the organization, including global accounting associates, to satisfy General Re’s tax filing requirements.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Preparation/review of individual General Re legal entity income tax provisions to be included in quarterly and annual GAAP and Statutory financial statements.
  • Assist with the completion of the group’s U.S. tax compliance requirements for timely preparation of the Gen Re group’s federal and international tax returns (e.g. Forms 1120, 5471, 8858). 
  •  Assist in support of tax software.
  • Provide support in the completion of ongoing tax examinations by the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.
  • Research various domestic, international and state tax issues.
  • Successful time management of multiple concurrent projects.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant corporate tax experience
  • (Re)/Insurance industry or International experience a plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Certificate a plus
  • Working knowledge of FAS109 required (knowledge of SSAP 10 a plus)
  • Big 4 Public Accounting or Corporate Tax Department experience
  • Advanced degree in Taxation (MS, MBA) a plus

 The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills. The organization is looking for an individual who readily assumes responsibility and proactively drives projects to completion. It is expected the candidate who possesses and displays the majority of these skills can advance to more responsible positions.

Assistant Director of Taxes – Stamford, CT

May 20, 2010

Our client, a global financial services firm, is looking for an Assistant Director of Taxes – State and Local to join the Stamford, Connecticut office.

Responsibilities include but not limited too:

  • Manage the state and local tax position of U.S. Group companies, including oversight of state and local tax compliance.
  • Evaluate U.S. Group companies’ state and local tax position and identify and implement appropriate tax mitigation techniques.
  • Responsible for state and local income and franchise tax controversies.
  • Oversight responsibility for real and personal property tax reporting and planning.
  • You will prepare income tax provisions with respect to state and local taxes, including FIN 48 considerations.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related discipline OR Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s degree in taxation (preferred).
  • 8 – 12 years experience in the tax area including providing consulting services to clients in the SALT area
  • Experience managing SALT planning, compliance and special projects in a significant corporate environment including direct interaction with senior executives

Senior Tax Accountant (Hartford, CT)

May 19, 2010
Senior Income Tax Accountant  – (Rocky Hill, CT)The Senior Tax Accountant is a tax professional who is responsible for federal, state and international compliance, audits, and provisions.Key Responsibilities:-       –  Prepare, review and timely file federal, state and international tax returns, elections and extensions.
–  Prepare, review and timely file federal, state and international estimated tax payments.
–  Request checks and electronic funds transfers.
–  Research tax issues.
–  Prepare return work papers that are well documented and audit ready.
–  Coordinate and assist with tax audits.
–  Assist with quarterly tax provisions and related work papers and reports.
–  Interact with taxing authorities and resolve return questions and notices.
–  Interact with colleagues from Finance to resolve accounting and tax issues.
–  Assist with special tax projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

–  BS / BA in Accounting (CPA and / or Masters in Tax preferred)
–  4-7  years of relevant corporate tax experience (public accounting preferred)
–  Solid understanding of general corporate tax principles and IFRS / GAAP.
–  Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
–  Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks and projects.
–  Strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Access)
–  Knowledge of SAP and / or Vertex tax preparation software a plus

 
 

Senior Tax Manager

May 18, 2010

This key finance position is responsible for ensuring a high level of control over the income tax provision and income tax compliance processes for all company entities.  The scope of the role includes 4 business entities as well as 4 special purpose entities.  In addition, this position plays an integral role with the financial planning teams to forecast all tax related accounts on the P&L and balance sheet.  This person will be the key tax contact for the US companies for all significant business decisions to ensure that the tax implications of a decision are properly considered.  Finally, this person is responsible for monitoring all tax law changes within the US and ensuring proper planning is in place to adapt to such changes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

–         Manage the outsourcing of federal and state income tax compliance for all Group U.S. companies
–         Manage the income tax accounting functions, including quarterly and year end provisions for all U.S. companies
–         Perform tax research as required
–         Manage tax examinations;
–         Manage tax forecasting for budget process
–         Responsible for SOX testing and documentation for tax processes
–         Manage tax accountant and student intern
–         Manage administrative functions for the tax department, including maintaining all files, audit calendars, archives, and assisting with intercompany tax charges

QUALIFICATIONS

–         Bachelor Degree in Accounting, CPA +
–         5-7 years corporate tax experience
–         Public accounting experience – corporate tax function
–         FAS 109 experience is required
–         Inbound tax experience is a + (US subsidiary owned by a foreign parent)
–         Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
–         Strong analytical, written communication and interpersonal skills
–         Management experience – team building, development, coaching

Senior Tax Associate

May 12, 2010

Our Client

Our client is a leading provider of Insurance and Reinsurance coverage to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies and other enterprises on a worldwide basis.

With over 20 years in business, 90 operating subsidiaries spanning 27 countries and over 4,000 employees, our client is well positioned for growth. 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Under general supervision, this position will be responsible for responding to IRS and State audit requests, assisting in a variety of federal and state tax compliance work, and performing tax research and/or tax planning on moderate to complex projects as needed. 

Principle responsibilities will include:

 – Assist supervisor in the management of IRS audit and respond to IDRs.

 – Review of annual premium tax returns prepared by India.

 – Assist supervisor with premium tax and state income tax audits and respond to audit requests.

 – Assist in creating and maintaining transfer pricing documentation processes.

 – Assist in various aspects of quarterly federal tax provision & federal tax return processes.

 – Assist in preparation of state income tax returns, as needed.

 – Federal and state tax research, as required.

 – Calculations and analysis of strategies intended to minimize federal tax liability as needed.

 – State tax planning to minimize premium tax liability.

 – Assist in the determination of tax consequences of various corporate transactions.

 – Performance of other duties as assigned.

Skill Requirements

 – 6+ years of corporate tax experience, both federal and state (exposure to federal is not necessary).

 – Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities.

 – Strong tax, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

 – Strong team player with a flexible approach to work.

 – Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

 – Familiarity with Premium Pro a plus.

 – Familiarity with In-Source a plus.

 – Familiarity with PeopleSoft applications a plus.

Education

Bachelors degree in accounting or finance.

Minimum Experience

The successful candidate for this position is likely to have a minimum of 6 years of tax experience.  Property and casualty insurance tax experience is preferred but not necessary.

Senior Tax Accountant – NYC / Stamford, CT / Hartford, CT

May 10, 2010

Our client is a leading Financial Services firm who has engaged our services to find an experienced tax professional for its Fairfield County headquarters.

The position is primarily responsible for the coordination and review of domestic tax returns and tax provisions for our client’s main business entities, including domestic compliance relating to our client’s international subsidiaries.  The successful candidate will be required to interact with all levels of the organization, including global accounting associates, to satisfy our client’s tax filing requirements.

Other accountabilities include: 

  • Assist with the completion of the group’s U.S. tax compliance requirements for timely preparation of the group’s federal and international tax returns (e.g. Forms 1120, 5471, 8858).
  • Preparation/review of individual company’s legal entity income tax provisions to be included in quarterly and annual GAAP and Statutory financial statements.
  • Assist in the implementation of a new Tax Software program.
  • Provide support in the completion of ongoing tax examinations by the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.
  • Research various domestic, international and state tax issues.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 6 years of relevant corporate tax experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Certificate a plus
  • Working knowledge of FAS109 required (knowledge of SSAP 10 a plus)
  • Big 4 Public Accounting or Corporate Tax Department experience
  • Advanced degree in Taxation (MS, MBA) a plus

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Tax professional to build on their professional foundation while diversifying their skill set with various Tax projects and exposure to complex tax activities.