Corporate Tax Accountant



Our Tax team is looking for a Corporate Tax Accountant to aid in the preparation and filing of federal and state income, excise, and franchise tax returns. If you have tax experience in public accounting and are up for the challenge, read further and apply today!


As a Corporate Tax Accountant, you'll utilize research skills, apply tax foundational knowledge to understand potential tax issues, participate in tax planning, and recognize and communication potential risks. You'll also gather financial and tax information necessary for tax filings, prepare tax workpapers, and utilize tax software applications to complete tax returns for review.


  1. Prepare federal and state income, excise, and franchise tax returns for the entire Sun family of entities including Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) filings, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
  2. Calculate and analyze state apportionment data for the preparation of state and local tax returns.
  3. Assist in maintaining tax calendar to effectively track statutory and internal due dates for all tax filings; contribute to the maintenance of the filing system within the department.
  4. Coordinate with and provide data to outside tax consultants and legal counsel related to tax compliance matters.
  5. Evaluate book to tax differences related to fixed assets; utilize FAS software to compute tax asset depreciation reports.
  6. Conduct quarterly and annual REIT audit testing calculations and projections.
  7. Assist with the annual calculation and public reporting of tax classification of Company dividends.
  8. Assist in the preparation and filing of monthly and quarterly sales and use tax returns as needed.
  9. Assist with property tax issues as they relate to real estate or manufactured homes, including research and compliance.
  10. Prepare and file personal property tax reports within the various applicable municipalities.
  11. Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal and state tax laws, regulations, and current tax developments.
  12. Other duties and special projects as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years tax experience in public accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year partnership tax experience, preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of U.S. and state tax concepts in a multi-entity/multi-state structure
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple competing high priority tasks
  • Working knowledge of fixed asset and tax return software
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
  • Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty
Sun Communities
Full time
Southfield, Michigan 48033, US