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Senior Tax Accountant

Washington, DC
Large, Multi-faceted Communications Company
Senior Tax Accountant
$110-130k salary
REMOTE/Washington, DC

HOT ITEMS: Remote work environment, great work life balance (not long hours), team is supportive/nurturing and well-structured, ability to work on and see lots of areas of tax, and excellent company benefits.

Company Overview:
Our client is a Washington, DC based internationally operating, Media/Communications company with reaching into numerous other business lines. The company has a large accounting/finance team and is experiencing exciting growth in all areas with record profits. The Tax team in particular is made up of five excellent professionals, who operate in a remote working environment.

Role Summary:
The company is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant, who is a quick learner, comfortable with technology and embraces automation, and someone who thinks outside of the box. This position will report to the Tax Manager, and will be exposed to a variety of items including income, international, federal, indirect tax areas, and more! Salary target is $110-130k.

  • Maintain timely compliance of all domestic and international tax related filings by collaborating with other tax team members and third-party providers to timely prepare and file Federal, state, and foreign income tax returns (including managing third-party providers for transfer pricing reporting), Federal excise tax returns, property tax returns, local business license tax returns, state, foreign registration filings,  preparing reports and calculations for sales/excise/occupation tax/VAT/GST compliance.
  • Collaborate with third-party consultants on compliance and research related items by providing necessary reports, reconciling filings to the GL and third-party reports, auditing filings, answering questions, and carrying-out tasks necessary to ensure proper record keeping and compliance.
  • Timely identify new filing obligations in the US and internationally by monitoring tax news that impact the Company’s operations its direct and indirect tax nexus.
  • Ensure that tax liabilities are timely remitted by calculating quarterly estimated payments and nonresident withholding requirements.  
  • Review and validate tax depreciation calculations by running fixed asset software (BNA) reports and completing book and tax reconciliations.
  • Meet tax statutory deadlines by maintaining the domestic and international tax calendar.
  • Support foreign employees with their tax compliance questions by collaborating with the Tax Manager to manage the internal tax protection program including liaising with third-party providers and other business units, monthly audits of the tax protection employee list and GL code, and timely responding to employee queries,
  • Support the Tax Manager and Global Head of Tax with foreign Permanent Establishment analysis and applicable registrations by completing relevant research and working with third-party providers to understand potential tax obligations and risks.
  • Support special purpose projects and new initiatives by partnering with the Tax Manager and collaborating with other internal departments.
  • Timely respond to notices and inquiries from tax authorities by working with other tax team members or third-party consultants.
  • Support summer and winter interns by providing guidance and task specific trainings.
  • Improve manual processes by leveraging automation tools such as UI Path Studio X.
  • Increase efficiency and speed by actively searching for ways to automate existing processes and workbooks.

  • 3+ years of relevant tax compliance experience
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting (Master’s in Tax preferred) from an accredited college/university
  • Advanced Excel skills (ability to work with large data sets, manage monthly and quarterly VAT reconciliations and other calculation schedules, automate, and simplify processes via advanced Excel capabilities, etc.)
  • Knowledge of OneSource or GoSystem tax compliance software preferred


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