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Tax Accountant

Job ID: BH346057

Category: Tax Accountant, CPA, Corporate Tax Accountant

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

We are a leading global provider of specialty chemistry solutions.  We are looking for a Senior Tax Accountant.


Oversee the US tax function and its subsidiaries. Functionally responsible for timely preparation and filing all federal, state, and local tax payments and returns. Responsible for general accounting activities including reconciliations, LIFO schedules, journal entries, and month-end close activities. 90% tax/10% accounting.



· Prepare and file required federal, state and local income tax returns, which include preparing supporting workpapers and schedules

· Prepare and file IC-DISC returns and supporting schedules

· Maintain tax calendar and make all estimated tax payments

· Prepare and file property tax and use tax returns

· Oversee the fixed assets and prepare necessary tax depreciation reports

· Prepare and review supporting schedules for tax provisions

· Prepare complex LIFO calculations

· Assist with responses to federal and state tax notices or audits

· Prepare schedules for year-end audit and interface with outside audit team

· Expand tax knowledge and maintain certification by completion of continuing education

· Support research of tax compliance and planning matters

· Communicate with Treasury and other departments

· Analyze state Nexus requirements

· File legal entity annual reports

· Coordinate with our external tax firm on various matters

General Accounting

· Oversee the capital appropriations process and reporting

· Perform balance sheet analysis and general ledger account reconciliations

· Assist with month-end close process by preparing various month-end accruals and provisions


  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA certification is desired
  • Five to seven years of large corporation (preferably international), national public accounting experience, or a combination thereof is preferred
  • Big 4 experience is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and ASC 740(FASB 109)
  • Good knowledge of accounting systems (preferably SAP), Excel and Word
  • CCH ProSystems Tax software knowledge is a plus
  • Must be able to manage both short- and long-term requirements in an extremely deadline oriented environment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, systems, communication and interpersonal skills

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Chicago, Illinois