Tax Accounting, within the Controller's Office, provides excellent service to internal and external customers including University staff, external auditors, third-party advisors and administrators, as well as government taxation authorities while operating within a structuredenvironment of effective and efficient financial controls.
This position is primarily responsible for the preparation of required Federal and State tax reports and returns for the University and its affiliates. Other duties include the development of processes ensuring compliance with Federal and State tax laws and the analysis of regulatory changes in taxation and how they may apply to and affect the University. The ideal candidate is able to work as a team member and is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who will support the mission of the university through their work.
This is a 40 hours per week, full time, benefits eligible position.
Prepares all University and its sub-corps Federal income tax and information tax returns
Assists in data collection and analysis of unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) generated from the many investment funds on both Federal and State level
Prepares all University and its sub-corps State tax returns, franchise tax reports and State Sales and Use tax reports
Conducts research on Federal and State tax topics, as needed, and advises accordingly on tax consequences to the University and its affiliates
Tracks tax law changes and develops necessary procedures and reporting systems to ensure governmental and regulatory compliance
Performs other duties as assigned
Assists in the auditing process
Recognizes, records and maintains income tax entries and files
Communicates complex tax related information to varied audiences in written and verbal forms
Works on special projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field
3 years of related tax accounting experience
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and accounting principles
Advanced knowledge of accounting systems
Experience preparing tax returns for an accounting firm or for tax exempt organizations
Higher education accounting related experience
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Ability to accurately research, analyze, interpret, and apply complex accounting principles
Ability to gather information, interpret data, and make accurate projections
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