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Lead Tax Accountant

Company: Discover
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Discover. A brighter future. With us, you'll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it - we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine. Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover. Job Description Responsible for managing business activities. Evaluates facts and circumstances to derive conclusions and influence decision making through effective communication. Ensures the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment. Demonstrates desire and ability to guide a project from start to finish, assuming full ownership and accountability of work. Proactively identifies process improvement and automation. Responsibilities

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual income tax provisions. Accounts for uncertain tax positions. Prepares and reviews monthly journal entries and account reconciliations. Prepares separate and consolidated income tax footnotes for financial statements. Prepares federal and state return to provisions. Conducts tax research and documents findings.
  • Performs tax forecasting, including preparing effective tax rate forecasts and tax balance sheet forecasts.
  • Performs tax computations for regulatory reporting.
  • Adheres to department policies. Ensures tax accounting procedures are in compliance with regulations. Supports internal and external auditor requests. Minimum Qualifications At a minimum, here's what we need from you:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
    • 4+ years of experience in corporation tax in a large corporate tax function and/or public accounting, or related field Preferred Qualifications If we had our say, we'd also look for:
      • Master's Degree in Taxation (MST), Law, or related field
      • 6+ years of experience in public accounting or corporate tax, working knowledge of ASC 740 or Income Tax Accounting, or related field
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), JD, or related certification/licenseWhat are you waiting for? Apply today! The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) . We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

Keywords: Discover, Arlington Heights , Lead Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Deerfield, Illinois

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