Senior Tax Analyst (State)

American Family Insurance - Madison, WI (30+ days ago)3.8

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R9175 Senior Tax Analyst (State) (Open)

This position manages the preparation and review of tax returns, payments, and financial statement estimates and accruals. Manages audit defense and assists with writing appeals for issues with a moderate to high level of complexity and materiality. Completes research, planning, and consulting with a high level of complexity and materiality. Leads projects, makes presentations, and assists with the training and development of less experienced staff.

Position detail
State Income Tax preparation and review experience preferred

Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks

Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions

Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position

Relocation assistance is available

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements
Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
Basic knowledge and understanding of GAAP, Statutory or pension accounting, taxes, or employee benefits.
Demonstrated experience in developing financial models or databases.
Demonstrated experience utilizing concepts related to accounting, accounting systems, budget, or tax.
Solid knowledge and understanding of accounting, accounting systems, budget, or tax concepts.

Additional Job Information:
Job Description:
Primary Accountabilities
Tax Returns & Payments (30%)

Computes consolidated quarterly federal income tax payments including intercompany tax allocations, and large periodic state income tax payments.
Manages the preparation and review of AFLIC and /or AFMIC separate company income tax returns, and the consolidated federal income tax return, various federal benefits returns and premium tax, and sales and use tax returns.

Financial Statement Estimates & Accruals (30%)

Prepares quarterly federal and state income tax entries for AFLIC and /or AFMIC.
Prepares tax footnotes, tax summaries for management, and responds to questions regarding highly complex or material tax items.
Manages the various benefits accounting, funding, and assumption activities and the preparation and review of audited year-end financial statements for the Pension and 401K Plans.
Calculates the estimated AFLIC and /or AFMIC federal and state audit liabilities. Reviews subsidiary estimated federal and state audit liabilities.
Reviews quarterly premium tax entries.

Research, Planning & Consulting (20%)

Researches highly complex and material issues or developments as assigned by the Tax Manager.
Analyzes complex legislative or regulatory changes in order to: identify the potential impact on the company; evaluate alternatives; recommend strategies and/or actions; and communicate with interested parties.
Answers complex tax or compensation and benefits questions for various business partners.
Consults with various business partners to identify and address complex tax and/or compensation and benefits issues related to organizational changes, strategies, and business plans. Assists with corporate, divisional, or departmental studies and projects.
Performs various investment-related analysis and modeling as assigned by the Tax Manager.

Audit Defense (15%)

Manages the state and local income, premium, and sales / use tax audits
Researches issues, coordinates information gathering, responds to information requests and develops high quality first-line arguments.
Makes recommendations to management about whether proposed adjustments should be contested or accepted.
Assists with writing the company`s arguments for appealing proposed adjustments of a moderate to high level of complexity and materiality.
Assists an experienced tax accountant in the defense of federal income tax audit issues in areas of high level of complexity and materiality.

Staff Development & Process Improvement (5%)

Trains staff and reviews their work product. Provides appropriate feedback to staff and updates to management as needed.
Identifies procedure or workflow issues for further action and/or potential process improvements.
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