Tax Accountant III (Full Relocation) – Columbus, GA

Our client is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, they are able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, their Cancer policy. Employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing 401(k), stock purchase plans, and many more.

They have asked us to assist them in staffing their expanding accounting team in Columbus, GA. AS the Tax Account you will answer to the Director of Finance.

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ yrs in corporate-level tax accounting role in a similar sized company
  • Consistent work history / Career minded
  • Comprehensive exp with SAP, CCH, BNA software
  • Example of how you minimize the risk for errors in your work
  • Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder

Preferred Requirements:

  • CPA certification preferred
  • Insurance industry accounting experience

Duties Include:

  • Prepares federal, state, and local income tax returns; reviews tax returns; collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates financial data and other related information necessary for the accurate preparation of tax returns; prepares returns in accordance with established policies and procedures; ensures returns are filed by required deadlines
  • Researches technical issues, and interprets and applies laws, regulations, and municipal ordinances; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or designated representatives providing guidance and direction on and clarifying the interpretation of the accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and applicable regulatory authorities
  • Prepares and compiles calculations of deferred taxes pursuant to FAS 109 and SSAP 10; applies GAAP, Statutory, and income tax accounting principles to analysis of financial transactions for accurate reporting in applicable financial statements
  • Performs duties with minimal direction for independent action and decision-making; interprets and applies laws and regulations; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or delegated representatives providing guidance and direction on, and clarifying the interpretation of, the company’s and regulatory financial and accounting procedures, policies, and practices; assists with the training and development of junior team members
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates intermediate/complex financial data and other related information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews, and prepares required internal and external records, reports, statistics, financial statements, analysis, stockholders’ reports, etc.; develops and presents conclusions and recommendations to management; leads or participates on project teams or committees, assisting with the development and implementation of goals and objectives aimed at enhancing customer service, process improvement, and resource management
  • Identifies and resolves accounting and financial transaction discrepancies, and provides detailed explanations for variances between actual and planned activities; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings; develops, analyzes, and implements accounting procedures in a systems environment in conformance with GAAP, SSAP, SEC, IRS, and other regulatory standards; audits and evaluates systems’ and procedures’ effectiveness, and confirms the consistent application of accounting pronouncements and policies
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners, and state and federal agencies; stays abreast of current trends and regulatory changes in the industry; conducts benchmarking activities with other companies and organizations within and outside the industry, and recommends alternative business practices, procedures, solutions, and strategies based on best practice research; assists senior team members in developing and implementing new applications and analytical models, or enhancing existing systems
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Internal Revenue Service code and regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC, Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP), state insurance department statutes, federal, and other state regulations, with an emphasis on tax accounting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and financial systems user applications (SAP, CCH, BNA software preferred), including input/output processing and complex system concepts, and ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analysis
  • Experience and proficient in Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience performing complex financial analysis and related valuation methodologies, systems and quantitative business-based analysis, metrics, and experimental designs; ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analysis using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions
  • Demonstrated competencies in the areas of consulting, change management, quality, and project management

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Action Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability
  • Listening
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Quality
  • Functional/Technical
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Time Management
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Drive for Results