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US Tax Compliance Specialist

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00516705


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: Chicago, IL
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Job Summary
The US Tax Compliance Specialist is responsible for assisting with certain aspects of US federal, state and international income tax compliance and income tax accounting, including full cycle Quarterly and Year-end provisions through true-ups, as well as special projects. 
  • In this capacity, the specialist provides analysis related to certain book/tax differences to outside service providers as well as other information to file an accurate and timely return. 
  • In addition, the specialist provides support for state income tax filings, including preparation of state apportionment percentages and filings of state income tax extensions and estimated payments.
  • The specialist assists in filings related to acquisition and merger activities, maintains data repositories (including FEINs and EFT registrations), ensures Accenture’s compliance related to foreign withholding tax documentation, and assists the Managers and Senior Manager with review of proforma tax returns.
  • This role also includes preparation of other US filings, including Forms W-9, W-8-BEN, 720, 6166, and 8832, among others.
  • This position requires strong proficiency in using SAP to run data queries, perform GL account data analysis, and support information used for income tax compliance and accounting for income tax reporting. 
  • The specialist will maintain the compliance calendar, compliance SharePoint site, and run compliance status calls.
  • The specialist in this role will also have opportunities to improve efficiencies in existing processes, including using technical tools to reduce manual calculations and/or developing alternative methods of performing repetitive computations.
  • In this role, the US Tax Compliance Specialist works collaboratively with an in-house team of approximately ten tax compliance professionals, as well as outside service providers, US Controllership, CIO, Treasury, India Service Center and other internal Accenture organizations as needed.   

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of tax compliance experience in one or a combination of "Big 4" firm or large multinational corporate environments
  • This position requires a strong working knowledge of US federal tax compliance with experience in a multinational company or professional services firm environment. State, international, and M&A compliance experience is a plus.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel), advanced Excel skills and SAP experience. 
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Self-starter with the ability and confidence to work well in an unstructured, dynamic environment        
  • Team player; work collaboratively with peers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Independent thinker
  • Desire and ability to eliminate process inefficiencies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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