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Income Tax Consultant
Ref No.: 17-24491
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
  • Prepares federal and state income tax returns according to prescribed rates, laws, and regulations by required deadlines.
  • Calculates taxes owed according to prescribed rates, laws, and regulations by required deadlines.
  • Remits payment of federal and state income tax to taxing bodies by the prescribed due dates.
  • Compiles monthly and quarterly tax provisions for management reporting and financial statement preparation, including applicable footnote disclosures and account reconciliations.
  • Prepares necessary schedules and provides requested information in conjunction with annual financial statement audit and audit report preparation.
  • Analyzes current processes and implements improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assists in the training and development of entry-level and senior tax accountants.
  • Coordinates and reviews work of other tax accountants as assigned.
  • Recommends and implements changes necessary to comply with statutory and tax requirements. Stays abreast of changes in tax accounting trends, techniques, and procedures.
  • Researches and recommends proper handling of non-routine tax issues.
  • Corresponds and negotiates with governmental tax agencies at a tactical level.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.
Required Qualifications:
  • College degree with major in accounting, or the equivalent in related work experience.
  • Experience in life/health and/or property/casualty insurance taxation to ensure the proper filing of returns.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP and Statutory accounting principles and theories.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of federal and state tax laws and regulations.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to identify problem areas and recommend corrective actions.
  • Able to perform research with a high level of analytical skill and communicate the results.
  • Demonstrates the ability to train, coordinate, and review various level employees' work assignments.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA designation and/or advanced degree.
  • 10+ years of experience in life/health, property/casualty, and/or general corporate taxation.
  • Possesses extensive tax knowledge to identify complex tax issues, research solutions, and develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Able to lead meetings and make presentations.
  • Able to work independently to guarantee the accurate and timely completion of department tasks.

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Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
Is there a bonus structure?
Are you open to sponsorship?
This position is:
New Position
Is there a possibility to work remote?
Is there equity?
Are there flexible work hours?
Does this position have direct reports?
Who does this position report to?
Supervisor, Income Tax
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
CPA designation and/or advanced degree. 8-10 years of experience in life/health insurance, property/casualty insurance, and/or general corporate taxation experience
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
This is a broad role and will focus on ensuring compliance with all aspects of income tax reporting and filings, including SSAP 101, the Internal Revenue Code, and state/local income tax laws and regulations.