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Tax Manager (Atlanta, Georgia) - Specialty: SALT. Warren Averett is seeking an experienced State and Local Tax (SALT) accountant for our Atlanta, GA office.  The ideal candidate will possess their CPA, have a minimum of 10 years of SALT experience. Responsibilities: Review complicated tax returns for privately held companies in a variety of industries (C-Corp, S-Corp, and Partnership experience preferred). Work closely with companies to effectively identify tax planning and risk management opportunities. Assist in Federal and State audit examinations and monitor RAR adjustments for state tax impact. Analyze potential federal and state tax incentives and credits in order to maintain low ETR. Analysis of state tax sourcing of receipts to develop filing methodologies for various jurisdictions. Awareness of compliance risks outside of financial industry’s traditional tax obligations. Assist in sales use tax controversy, if any. Tax risk assessment and mitigation including development of structural assessment plan. Review state tax provision/state tax true-ups.  Participate in industry efforts and programs with colleagues and advisors. Assume responsibility: including client contact, coordination within the company, staffing requirements, administrative documentation, and preparation timing for engagements. Familiar with working in high volume environment, while functioning as an indirect tax consultant. Participate with more experienced personnel in planning and researching complicated tax issues and direct clients on the optimal solutions. Work on special projects and oversee the activities of associates and senior associates. Develop and maintain quality client relationships. Develop skills to attract new clients and market the company's services and products and facilitate expansion of business with existing clients. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 5 years of experience in public accounting. Possession of CPA. Excellent communication skills for interaction with staff and clients. Ability to provide guidance and direction to department staff that are not direct reports. Specialty in SALT work. Send resume to Date Posted: 2/13/2019 (IPT2458)

Senior Tax Associate (Atlanta, Georgia) - Specialty: SALT. Warren Averett is seeking a senior tax consultant who is an experienced State and Local Tax (SALT) accountant for our Atlanta, GA office.  The ideal candidate will possess their CPA, have a minimum of 3 years of SALT experience. Responsibilities: Prior experience working in a sales tax consulting capacity demonstrating the ability to: Read, interpret and apply tax law, and apply tax law via the preparation of written tax memoranda or matrices for some or all of the following scenarios:  Providing assistance with nexus analysis; Conducting research on item taxability determinations; Have familiarity with exemption certificate reviews; Executing tax remediation strategies like voluntary disclosures; Indirect tax implications of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. Familiar with working in high volume environment, while functioning as an indirect tax consultant. Comfortable interacting with tax authorities via telephone to obtain clarification and further detail on tax matters affecting clients. Willingness to learn other areas of state taxation like income/franchise tax, property tax, or business licenses. Familiarity with the implementation or use of sales and use compliance tools is a plus, but not required. Develop and maintain quality client relationships. Develop skills to attract new clients and market the company's services and products and facilitate expansion of business with existing clients. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years of experience in public accounting. Possession of CPA. Must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle a steady workload with deadlines showing a sense of urgency in an environment of competing priorities. Must be a regular user of RIA or CCH research tools. Excellent communication skills for interaction with staff and clients. Ability to provide guidance and direction to department staff that are not direct reports Specialty in SALT work. Send resume to Date Posted: 2/13/2019 (IPT2454)

Tax Manager (Deerfield, Illinois) - Tax Specialty:  State Income Tax, State Sales/Use Tax. Walgreens. Responsible for leading and managing state and local income, franchise, gross receipts, sales and use tax audits and controversy matters in 50 states for over 140 companies within the Walgreens organization ($175M annual liability on $25B of income). Proactively monitors and manages audits to close audits as favorably and expeditiously as possible, defends tax positions through strategic analysis and tax technical research and analysis, works with cross-functional tax and operational teams to aggressively defend tax returns, assesses and manages ASC 450 and 740 reserves related to audits, and directs and develops tax staff. Also assists in driving process improvement opportunities for tax functions, and provides technical knowledge and advice to tax team members.  Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, government agency or company with sales in excess of $1 billion. At least 4 years of experience with technical tax laws, regulations and interpreting tax laws. At least 3 years of experience supporting the execution of tax strategy based on the key objectives and goals of the Company. Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization. Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling). Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font). Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns). At least 2 years of experience in the indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other members of a team. Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state). Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics. CPA, Master’s Degree in Taxation, or Juris Doctor. Significant experience managing state income tax, franchise, gross receipts, sales and use tax audits. Significant experience managing and teaching staff. Significant legal research and analysis experience. Significant financial/accounting data analytics experience with regard to state tax returns and audits. Ability to aggressively manage extensive audit inventory including IDRs, analysis, research, and management reporting. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Big4 or law firm experience. A link to the job description and to apply for the job is as follows: Date Posted: 2/8/2019 (IPT2450)

Tax Accountant II (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) - Income Tax. Chesapeake Energy Corporation's (NYSE:CHK) operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States. Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors. This intermediate level position analyzes and interprets tax regulations and prepares required tax reports performed in accordance with current legislation in order to meet the company's tax obligations and objectives. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Prepares tax returns, tax declarations, and other required reports to ensure on time and accurate submissions under general supervision. Prepares forecasts and models for various tax accounts. Performs analysis of various tax accounts. Prepares correspondence with external tax agencies and consultants (for example, auditors). Examines current processes for potential audit exposure areas and formulates plans to minimize exposure. Maintains tax information and records. Prepares individual tax adjusting entries for inclusion in the quarterly income tax provision. Performs other duties as assigned. Intermediate knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Working knowledge of relevant tax codes and rules. Ability to analyze current and potential processes in consideration with state and/or federal tax guidelines. Intermediate knowledge of tax research tools. Education: Minimum of a High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred. CPA Preferred.  2 - 5 years related work experience. Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Link to apply: Posted: 1/10/2019 (IPT2434)  

Senior Tax Analyst, State Income Tax (Bolingbrook, Illinois)  - Ulta Beauty is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the place for the true beauty enthusiast who gets butterflies as she shops for beauty and experiments throughout our store. We are the only one to provide our guests prestige, mass and salon products and services under one roof – All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. We put our guests at the center of all we do, committing to offer her unrivaled ways to be beautiful in an environment that provides the thrill of exploration and delight of discovery. This position will assist the Senior Tax Manager in supporting all State Income Tax Compliance, State Income Tax Credits, State Income Tax Accounting, State Income Tax Audits, and reporting for the entire Ulta Beauty organization.  This role will help maximize the company’s overall tax position and risk from a state income tax perspective.  This role will be responsible for ensuring all state compliance and state tax accounting related items are completed by required deadlines and for all SOX control objectives.  There will be extensive interface with other areas of tax, individuals in finance, and business partners throughout the organization regarding current state income tax and accounting issues.  In addition, this role will provide support for various tax planning initiatives as assigned by management. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end domestic state income tax provision. Assists with preparation and analysis of the company’s state ASC740-10 reserves. Prepares and gathers documentation for financial external reporting auditors. Oversees and manages all statutory compliance deadlines in appropriate the timelines. Prepares all state income tax estimates and extensions. Prepares all state income tax returns. Prepares state-by-state apportionment calculations and uploads into tax software. Assists with state income tax audits, including coordinating the preparation of responses to document requests, preparation of appeals and other correspondence. Maintains and reconciles accrued state income tax liabilities. Ensures SOX control documentation is complete and coordinates responses to internal and external requests. Oversees and manages all deadlines related to all state and certain Federal tax credits. Prepares and gathers documentation for all state and certain Federal tax credits. Continually strives to improve processes and assist with implementing best practices. Monitors and analyzes notices and correspondences from various state governments and coordinate proper responses. Monitors current state income tax developments and legislative changes and advise management on tax related issues. Provides support for various tax planning initiatives. REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. Five to ten years of progressive tax experience. Master’s Degree in taxation/accounting/finance or JD preferred (or credit equivalent). Previous experience in a corporate tax environment a must (five years minimum). CPA or CPA candidate is desired. Strong communication and personnel management skills. Strong commitment to excellent customer service. Strong analytical skills. Research proficiency. Must have the ability to assist management on large, multiple time sensitive compliance issues. Demonstrate strong user and working knowledge of tax systems (OneSource and/or Corptax a plus), Microsoft products and database applications. This position requires an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where attention to detail, analytical skills and strong communication skills are essential. Normal office demands. Overtime is required to meet various tax deadlines. Send resume to Date Posted: 1/10/2019 (IPT2431)  

Senior Tax Analyst (Dublin, Ohio) - The Senior Tax Analyst supports the activities of the Tax Department by reviewing financials and supporting documentation, as well as working with outside providers to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of Company tax returns. Recommends changes to processes and controls regarding the collection of financial information and application of tax rules to ensure accurate financial and tax reporting. Job Description: Prepares Federal and State partnership returns and supporting schedules; Prepares State and Municipal corporate income and franchise tax returns; Collects, reviews, analyzes, and processes information used to prepare tax related reports and returns; Prepares extensions and quarterly estimated tax calculations; Maintains GAAP, 704(b), and Tax capital accounts; Resolves and tracks tax notices; Ensures all compliance deadlines are met; Assists with tax credit applications and compliance; Prepares monthly account reconciliations; Reconciles and calculates tax fixed asset depreciation; Assists with tax audits and reviews; Assists with other tax types and special projects as needed. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business, Accounting, or Finance. Advanced degree preferred, but not required. 4+ years of progressively responsible partnership income tax experience in a multi-state environment with an emphasis on compliance and research; Proven tax research proficiency required with demonstrated experience in complying with tax regulations; Knowledge of partnership tax and capital account maintenance rules; Familiarity with mainframe accounting systems; experience with an AS-400 environment preferred; Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to independently plan, organize, prioritize, schedule, coordinate, and make decisions relating to assigned tasks; Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Ability to communicate technical tax knowledge to non-tax practitioners; CPA, CMI preferred, but not required. Travel generally not required, (<5% of time). Apply.  Date Posted: 1/3/2019 (IPT2420)  

Senior Manager, Tax (Dublin, Ohio) - This position will manage the preparation and review of ASC 740 (Tax Accounting) work papers (including associated tax reporting) of the Company. In addition, this position will manage also tax account reconciliation and internal control processes of the Company as well as the purchase accounting implications of potential acquisitions and any other reporting needs for the company's tax planning/compliance functions. Provides guidance and recommendations to management regarding changes in laws and their application to the business. Job Description: Manage team responsible for the preparations, oversight, and review of worldwide income tax provision in accordance with ASC 740 and communicate key results to management and cross-functional teams; including performing detailed review of material items, complex issues, and risk intensive areas. Preparation of income tax footnote, disclosures, other quarterly close filings, and presentations of quarterly close results to management. Collaborate with Internal Audit on SOX compliance initiatives including control and process improvement. Perform as lead on special ASC 740 related projects as requested by management including but not limited to M&A, special transactions, business process management, etc. Monitor existing and emerging tax accounting issues under ASC 740, and other reporting guidance including researching and quantifying any impact to the company's financial statements. Work with and provide responses to internal and external auditors during the quarterly review cycle; work with outside vendors and internal departments on tax technology development, improvement, and implementation. Manage the account reconciliation process for all income tax accounts and coordinate the monitoring of the reconciliation process for the company's non-U.S. subsidiaries Ability to research and communicate technical tax issues to Management, and prepare and maintain relevant and organized work papers and memorandum. Maintains strong relationships with external tax consultants. Identifies going-forward tax consultant service requirements, including tax return review and/or planning support. Develops and maintains procedures regarding the compliance cycles for all tax types, including segregation of duties and maintenance of controls. Works with Technology Services to ensure integrity of tax systems. Maintains continuing professional education requirements to stay apprised of new technical developments. Designs, develops, and maintains tax training programs to educate corporate staff members regarding tax policies and procedures. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business/Accounting/Tax; CPA and/or MST preferred. Six plus years of experiences in a large multi-national corporate tax department or large public accounting firm; Demonstrated broad-based experience in applying generally accepted tax/accounting principles, complex company structures, and legal organization. Possess advanced knowledge of ASC 740, APB 23, and FIN 18. Proven tax research proficiency required with demonstrated experience in complying with tax rules and regulations; Supervisory or management experience preferred. Familiarity with mainframe accounting systems and tax compliance/provision software (OneSource preferred). Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, personal computers, and Excel. Experience with HFM financial reporting preferred. Team player, accurate, committed. Detail oriented and organized. Proven ability to meet deadlines. No certification generally required. Some travel required. Apply.  Date Posted: 1/3/2019 (IPT2419) 

Tax Accountant Tax Compliance (Atlanta, Georgia) - Member of the income tax compliance team.  Responsible for preparing tax returns and providing on-going support for the tax accounting, planning, and audit teams.  Assist compliance manager in completion of tax compliance special projects.  Also, provide needed information to the tax planning and controversy groups for a broad range of planning projects.   Serve on an “as needed” basis as a representative from the tax compliance group at tax department meetings. How you will impact WestRock: Preparation of corporate income and franchise and partnership tax returns including coordinating, gathering and analyzing supporting data from internal and external resources. Assist with developing audit ready files to support current year returns; provide IRS and state audit assistance as requested. Assist in the quarter-end and year-end tax accounting reporting process. Assist seniors and managers with managing and maintaining the processes and systems of income tax compliance which includes estimated payments, cash tax forecasts, extensions, etc. Assist in gathering tax information to help support the tax planning and audit teams. Complete tax return compliance and SOX requirements prior to deadlines. Effective team member and representative to personnel in other tax areas. Assist with current tax return process update to be completed by year end. What you need to succeed: 1-2 + years corporate tax or public accounting firm experience; large, multistate corporate return experience is a strong plus. Undergraduate degree in Accounting or other financial discipline required: CPA or advanced degree a plus. Ability to communicate effectively with tax and non-tax professionals. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills for multi-tasking. Onesource, JD Edwards, and Hyperion experience preferred. What we offer: Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence. Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities. An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential. A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work. WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. Send resume to kevin.darmody@westrock.comDate Posted: 12/18/2018 (IPT2415)