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Sr. Tax Analyst

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.  Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry experience and data insights to clients across the globe.

Short Description

This position is part of the Corporate Tax Department within Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in downtown Chicago.  This position is located in the downtown Chicago office and reports to the Domestic Tax Sr. Manager but is also expected to assist others within the Corporate Tax Department from time to time.

 

The Corporate Tax Department is responsible for all aspects of the “Tax Life Cycle.”  Key tasks and responsibilities of the Corporate Tax Department include year-end & quarterly income tax provision under ASC 740, tax compliance, audit defense, tax planning projects, effective tax rate and cash tax forecasting, transfer pricing and M&A tax due diligence.  The role offers an opportunity to be involved in all areas of U.S. federal and state tax along with exposure to certain international tax areas.

 

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced “tax senior” looking to take the next step in their career in the near future. An ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

 

  • Overall interest in tax issues and automation of tax processes
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently towards common goals of the Corporate Tax Department
  • Motivation to provide best work possible
  • Sense of urgency, timeliness
  • Team player and ability to work well with finance teams outside of tax

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work is typically performed under minimal daily supervision, receiving guidance from manager/supervisor about the work that needs to be completed.  Able to exercise high level of discretion and latitude in completing tasks.

 

  • Preparation of the quarterly and year-end income tax provision computations and assistance with documenting internal controls and drafting process memos
  • Preparation of Federal, State, and local income tax returns (including Forms 5471 and 8858)
  • Preparation of Federal, State and local estimated payments and extensions
  • Compilation of State apportionment data
  • Involvement in the fixed asset reconciliations
  • Responding to tax notices from various State and local authorities
  • Researching Federal and State tax issues and providing support on special projects, as needed
  • Coordination, communication with the Corporate Controllers Group and other Corporate functions to provide tax guidance and gather information
  • Participate in business process change initiatives
  • Assistance with tax planning projects, tax modeling and tax rate forecasting
  • Monitor and document tax law changes
  • Develop and maintain strong ledger system and tax software knowledge

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting.  CPA and/or MST is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience at minimum.  Public accounting is preferred.  Outside of public accounting, large multi-national experience is preferred
  • Experience with ASC 740 is required (additional experience with income tax controls under SOX Section 404 a plus)
  • Experience with tax return preparation is required
  • Experience conducting income tax and tax accounting research including the ability to evaluate technical tax and accounting literature and communicate requirements to team members is required
  • Experience with OneSource tax software is a plus
  • Experience with uncertain tax positions [FIN 48] is a plus
  • Strong computer skills, especially Excel. Knowledge of SAP S-4 and BPC consolidation system is a plus

 

 

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