The Accountant/Financial Reporting and Tax Analyst performs professional accounting activities to ensure that the college meets its legal reporting requirements as a tax-exempt entity with respect to Federal, State and Local tax laws as well as international tax treaties as applicable. This position performs research on tax and compliance that affect segments of the college as issues arise; supports the business activities of the college through compliance reporting for federal funds, grants, contracts and debt service; and performs advanced accounting functions and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting standards.
This position also monitors compliance with complex IRS rules and regulations, collaborates with Human Resources for all payroll tax matters and monitors and strengthens internal controls through policies and procedures and testing of specified areas. This position is required to safeguard confidential financial and personal information.
The Accountant/Financial Reporting and Tax Analyst is responsible for preparing and/or coordination of preparation for Federal, State and Local tax returns; 990 and 990T and Florida Corporate Income/Franchise Tax Return; and responsible for government and industry financial reporting.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the job:
Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
Ability to interpret and comply with International, Federal, State and Local tax and financial regulations.
Knowledge of tax laws and tax research techniques.
Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and applications.
Proficient with report writing software.
Technical and accounting knowledge of non-resident alien taxation compliance and processing.
Ability to examine and re-engineer internal controls, formulate policy, develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, effectively prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Well organized, highly motivated, proactive, team player and results oriented.
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.
Highest standard of ethics and integrity.
Must be flexible and able to work within organizational change.
Must possess strong analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Since 1931, creatives from every corner of the world come to Ringling College of Art and Design to deepen, transform, and explore their passions. Our 1,600 students from 44 states + 4 territories and 57 countries are fueled by a need to create—and we deliver the tools to turn passion into profession: an award-winning faculty, cutting-edge technology, and a supportive, creative community.
We offer the BFA in eleven disciplines and the BA in two. Beyond our rigorous curriculum—pairing studio and liberal arts—we excel in propelling students outside of the classroom through client projects, substantive internships, and national competitions, stopping at nothing to shape our students into tomorrow’s leaders of art and design.
The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota. A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Additional information about the College is available at www.ringling.edu