Zurich NA Tax Accountant in Schaumburg, Illinois

Tax Accountant

Description

Zurich is currently looking for a Tax Accountant to work out of our North American head-quarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Tax Accountant performs routine tax transactional tasks and resolving a range of problems of low-to-moderate complexity in the area of tax accounting, reporting, planning, audits, research and/or compliance to ensure actions are completed to appropriate service levels or defined procedures.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing tax returns and supporting work-papers, estimated tax payments and various other tax compliance

  • Assisting in preparing quarterly tax provisions, including reports to management and the external auditor, account reconciliations, tax basis balance sheet support, and execution of internal controls

  • Supporting company tax audits, responses to tax notices, and timely resolution of other tax controversy matters

  • Performing basic technical research to address tax issues, including planning opportunities

  • Providing other tax support, which may include analyses of pending legislation, preparation of required transfer pricing documentation and reporting, and implementation of legislative changes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and No prior experience required in the Accounting and Finance areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Accounting and Finance area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA

  • Strong spreadsheet skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Master’s Degree in Taxation

  • Accounting and/or tax internship and/or professional experience in public or corporate accounting

  • Experience with CorpTax and/or SAP

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 12/03/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180009WE

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.