Senior Tax Accountant 8/17/2016

Confidential Company Columbus, GA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28843518
AJE Ref #
575912042
Location
Columbus, GA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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TITLE: SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

LOCATION: COLUMBUS, GA

DESCRIPTION

Prepares federal, state, and local income tax returns; reviews tax returns; collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates financial data and other related information necessary for the accurate preparation of tax returns; prepares returns in accordance with established policies and procedures; ensures returns are filed by required deadlines

Researches technical issues, and interprets and applies laws, regulations, and municipal ordinances; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or designated representatives providing guidance and direction on and clarifying the interpretation of the accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and applicable regulatory authorities

Prepares and compiles calculations of deferred taxes pursuant to FAS 109 and SSAP 10; applies GAAP, Statutory, and income tax accounting principles to analysis of financial transactions for accurate reporting in applicable financial statements

Performs duties with minimal direction for independent action and decision-making; interprets and applies laws and regulations; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or delegated representatives providing guidance and direction on, and clarifying the interpretation of, the company's and regulatory financial and accounting procedures, policies, and practices; assists with the training and development of junior team members

Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates intermediate/complex financial data and other related information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews, and prepares required internal and external records, reports, statistics, financial statements, analysis, stockholders' reports, etc.; develops and presents conclusions and recommendations to management; leads or participates on project teams or committees, assisting with the development and implementation of goals and objectives aimed at enhancing customer service, process improvement, and resource management

Identifies and resolves accounting and financial transaction discrepancies, and provides detailed explanations for variances between actual and planned activities; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings; develops, analyzes, and implements accounting procedures in a systems environment in conformance with GAAP, SSAP, SEC, IRS, and other regulatory standards; audits and evaluates systems' and procedures' effectiveness, and confirms the consistent application of accounting pronouncements and policies

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners, and state and federal agencies; stays abreast of current trends and regulatory changes in the industry; conducts benchmarking activities with other companies and organizations within and outside the industry, and recommends alternative business practices, procedures, solutions, and strategies based on best practice research; assists senior team members in developing and implementing new applications and analytical models, or enhancing existing systems

Performs other duties as required

JOB KNOWLEDGE ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analysis using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions

Demonstrated competencies in the areas of consulting, change management, quality, and project management

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

3+ yrs in corporate-level tax accounting role in a similar sized company

Consistent work history / Career minded

Comprehensive exp with SAP, CCH, BNA software

Example of how you minimize the risk for errors in your work

CPA certification preferred

Insurance industry accounting experience