Senior Tax Accountant

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <div>Monitors company&rsquo;s compliance with tax laws and regulations.&nbsp; Responsible for the timely completion and filing of the consolidated tax return.&nbsp; Informs all levels of management on new tax laws, tax updates and their potential impact.&nbsp; Coordinates corporate tax audits.&nbsp; Recommends and implements methods and procedures to minimize tax liability or promote tax savings.&nbsp; Coordinates the activities and functions of area or section including but not limited to planning, organization, problem solving, and communication.&nbsp; Close interaction with personnel and management within or outside department in performing duties and assignments.</div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assist in the preparation of the BCBSM consolidated federal tax return and quarterly estimates.</li> <li>Responsible for monitoring and analyzing emerging matters at the federal and state level.</li> <li>Responsible for providing tax support and planning opportunities to BCBSM management and subsidiaries.&nbsp;</li> <li>Preparation of quarterly tax and accounting updates.&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and regulatory audit support. Coordinates information flow between departments that provide information for tax compliance to ensure useful and efficient data is exchanged in timely manner.&nbsp;</li> <li>Develops, recommends and maintains administrative/operational procedures of section or area.&nbsp;</li> <li>Coordinates or executes&nbsp;ad hoc&nbsp;requests and other tax-specific requirements.</li> <li>Preparation of financial presentations, projects, statements and regulatory reports.</li> <li>Assists in the monitoring and planning of work functions performed by the tax auditor staff.</li> <li>Assists management in planning and carrying out department and divisional goals.</li> <li>Other duties may be assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance or related field required.&nbsp; Advanced Technical Degree (MST, JD, MBA-Tax) preferred.</li> <li>Three (3) to five (5) years experience in a corporate tax environment where tax research and compliance are a regular part of the job function.</li> <li>Experience in quarterly and annual income tax provision and tax related financial statement disclosures (GAAP and statutory) required.</li> <li>Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification preferred.</li> <li>Strong knowledge of federal, state, local, corporate and partnership tax laws.</li> <li>Familiar with the preparation of consolidated tax returns.</li> <li>Proficient with various tax software programs.</li> <li>Ability to work under minimal supervision in a team environment and with multiple priorities where there are strict deadlines.</li> <li>Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Proficient in current industry standard PC applications and systems (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).&nbsp; Experience with Access is helpful.</li> </ul> <p>Departmental Preferences</p> <ol> <li>Experience with tax system implementation and maintenance preferred</li> <li>Experience with database development and management tools preferred</li> </ol>