Senior Tax Accountant

Hartford, CT | Direct Hire

Post Date: 03/16/2018 Job ID: 80721 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Hartford, CT is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to join their team. As the Senior Tax Accountant, you will support comprehensive business group income tax needs including rate case support, tax provision, tax return preparation and tax planning. You will also compute and analyze all income taxes recorded on the corporate books and presented in the budget, forecast, and monthly projection processes. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Tax Accountant:
  • Compute monthly income tax expenses for both federal and state jurisdictions including projection estimates
  • Allocate the tax expense to current and deferred line items
  • Prepare and file federal and state tax returns
  • Prepare estimated federal and state tax payments
  • Assist in coordination of the investigative activities for all federal and state tax auditors, regulatory auditors, and outside auditors
  • Analyze, as requested, the income taxes presented on the corporate books, budgets or forecasts for management, regulatory reports, rate case presentations or outside inquiries
  • Provide necessary information and guidance to generate income tax expenses for rate cases, budgets, forecasts and the corporate financial model
  • Prepare all pages referring to taxes for state and federal regulatory reports
  • Provide assistance in maintaining the accuracy of data processing programs dealing with income taxes
Requirements for the Senior Tax Accountant:
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or closely-related field
  • Master’ s level degree and/or CPA designation preferred
  • 8+ years of related accounting experience preferably in a corporate and/or public accounting environment
  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes and regulations pertaining to income taxes
  • Knowledge of tax laws and requirements pertaining to corporate taxes
  • Strong knowledge of basic accounting theory
  • Strong knowledge of functional accounting practices and procedures
  • Solid understanding of accounting research techniques
  • Knowledge of tax provisions
  • Knowledge of GAAP, SEC Regulations, and Internal Audit preferred
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Strong functional understanding of computerized accounting systems
  • Demonstrated skill with MS Office applications (specifically Word and Excel)
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and personal ambition to continue to learn and develop professionally
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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