||Senior Tax Accountant-Houston, Texas (Posting #196)
Marubeni-Itochu Steel America is part of a global team trading in a wide range of steel products. We are currently seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to be primarily responsible for supporting and facilitating income and franchise tax compliance, accounting and research. This position will report directly to the Director, Tax.
Facilitate the Companys global tax compliance responsibilities through coordination of third parties (including but not limited to data collection and review of work papers and returns)
Assist in the preparation of federal and state income tax returns, and sales tax, property tax, and franchise tax returns.
Assist in the preparation of income tax workpapers, monthly, quarterly and year-end tax provision calculations.
Reconcile tax accounts included in the general ledger and financial statements.
Assist in the preparation of tax footnotes included in the Companys audited financial statements.
Gather transactional information for the annual transfer pricing study
Prepare apportionment detail for state income tax calculations.
Preparation of all tax-related journal entries, account reconciliations, account analysis and financial statement variances
Work with Companys foreign tax compliance agents to ensure timely and accurate reporting
Assist with tax audits including collecting and organizing requested information.
Working knowledge of annual foreign bank account reporting forms
Respond to various government tax agency notices and requests.
Ability to balance and meet concurrent deadlines.
BS/BA in Accounting or Masters in Tax or Accounting
Professional firm experience (Tax return preparation) is a plus.
5 years of Corporate Tax experience, including working knowledge of ASC 740.
Basic understanding of transfer pricing concept
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX is a plus (but not required)
Proficient in Microsoft Office, expert in Excel with modeling and efficient spreadsheet usage.
Strong interpersonal/communication skills and ability to interact with corporate management and accounting.
Must be a self-starter, capable of working independently.
Ability to adapt to change and reprioritize tasks as needed
Other Desired Skills:
Working knowledge and ability to assist with the calculation of Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT)
Working knowledge and ability to assist with the calculation of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI)
Working knowledge and ability to maintain E&P schedules