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Company: Zurich North America

Location: Schaumburg, IL

Date Posted: May 17, 2014

Source: Zurich North America

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Tax Specialist

Position ID 30471
Location(s) IL - Schaumburg
Telecommute No
Employment Status Full-Time
Estimated Travel Minimum
Relocation Available No
Date Posted Apr 8, 2014
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Job Summary

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance company in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in ...

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Tax Specialist

Position ID 30471
Location(s) IL - Schaumburg
Telecommute No
Employment Status Full-Time
Estimated Travel Minimum
Relocation Available No
Date Posted Apr 8, 2014
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Submit Add to Job Cart

Job Summary

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance company in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

We are currently looking for a Tax Specialist that will support all aspects of the tax function, including compliance, income tax accounting, audit defense, and strategic projects. This position will work collaboratively with local and global tax, finance, and business unit colleagues.

Responsibilities include:
•Prepare and review federal and state income tax returns and supporting workpapers, estimated tax payments, and various other tax compliance filing requirements.
•Assist in the preparation of the quarterly tax provision, including reports to management and the external auditor, valuation allowance review, account reconciliations, tax basis balance sheet support, and execution of internal controls.
•Support Zurich’s IRS CAP audit and the timely resolution of other tax controversy matters, including responses to IDRs and notices.
•Review pending tax legislation and implement legislative changes.
•Perform technical research to address tax issues, including planning opportunities.
•Support transfer pricing function by completing required documentation and reporting, and also proactively reviewing intercompany transactions to mitigate exposures.

Job Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
5 or more years income tax experience with a public accounting firm and/or corporate tax function
Self-motivated with ability to meet deadlines
Strong organizational skills, including prioritization among multiple ongoing projects

Preferred qualifications include:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong research and analytical skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
CPA
MST
Experience with CorpTax and SAP software

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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