Tax Accountant

US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2017-7273
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

 

Under direct supervision, the Tax Accountant assists with financial research and analysis for middle or senior management for use in the development and measurement of business strategies and tactics. Assists with the preparation of tax returns, reports and related payments. Assists with preparation of U.S. federal and state and/or non-U.S. tax matters. Assists in providing technical expertise to auditors relating to Federal and/or non-U.S. income tax matters. Understands and provides guidance to Corporate Finance employees as well as other departments and auditors on simple to moderately complex tax issues. Assists with analyzing accounts and reports and preparing tax returns, tax filings and supporting documentation. Works with the Tax Manager and other management to assure Federal and state and/or non – U.S. tax compliance requirements are met accurately and efficiently.

Responsibilities

  • Assists department with analyzing accounts and reports, prepares tax returns, tax filings and supporting documentation. Applies fundamental accounting concepts and practices in assigned areas.
  • Assists with preparing the tax provision portion of the financial statement disclosure including identification of temporary and permanent differences and development of effective tax rate schedules. Reviews financial statements to assure that adequate tax disclosures have been made.
  • Provides periodic reports and special studies for middle and senior management based on UL’s financial performance.
  • Assist Tax management team on U.S. and/or non-U.S. related tax matters.
  • May assist Tax management on international tax laws and regulations such as: income taxes, indirect taxes such as VAT and GST, tax treaties, and tax withholdings.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • University Degree (Equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree) in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline and 0-2 years direct related work experience
  • Certified Public Accountant certification preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret domestic and international tax concepts and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and calculate the impact opportunities have on the company
  • Working knowledge of the U.S. tax legislation and accounting principles
  • Knowledge of non-U.S. direct and indirect tax statutes may be required

Grow and Achieve. Growth and development are part of our DNA. Our working environment is a launch pad for our employees to excel. Your growth will be supported with targeted development, rewards and recognition programs, so that you can maximize your potential.

 

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