Senior Tax Accountant
Finance / Accounting
Washington DC Direct Hire Sep 21, 2022

Employment Enterprise Inc. is supporting one of the primary utility organizations in the Washington, DC area that supports over a million customers. We are seeking a Senior Tax Accountant who will maintain tax records and prepare tax returns, related schedules, and related reports. You will be joining the Income Tax team.

Senior Tax Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates understanding of ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes through accurate and timely preparation of the Company’s monthly, quarterly, and annual tax provisions and effective tax rate reconciliations.
  • Accurately and timely prepares and maintains supporting schedules for all tax attributes, temporary, and permanent differences reflected in the tax provisions and all account reconciliations. Accurately and timely prepares and maintains tax basis balance sheets and inventory of deferred taxes.
  • Prepares tax sharing journal entries, as well as return to provision journal entries and provides to management for review.
  • Prepares the Company’s federal and multi-state income tax returns and reviews returns prepared by other members of tax department.
  • Calculates estimated tax payments and extension payments as required.
  • Actively seeks to optimize processes needed to complete the Company’s income tax provisions and income tax returns.
  • Responds to inquiries from tax authorities, and internal and external auditors justifying underlying tax accounting theory involved in tax reporting.
  • Has the ability to understand and prepare tax forecasts and perform internal controls.
  • Ability to research complex income tax and other tax issues and document a conclusion based on the facts as applied to the research.
  • Maintain tax depreciation files for multiple companies and prepares projections based on estimated capital expenditures.
  • Participate in the development of tax policies and procedures.  Adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional networks.
  • Make regular reports to the Manager -Tax Compliance.

 Senior Tax Accountant Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Taxation, or related field or equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certification, preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience.
  • Experience with the following systems, desirable: Corptax, OneSource Income Tax, Power Tax - Tax Depreciation, BNA.
  • Proven organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to evaluate data, perform complex tax calculations, and identify and resolve technical tax problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in order to deal effectively with a variety of interpersonal relationships and situations.
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheet applications and tax software.  Good working knowledge of various personal computer business software applications presently used by the Company.  Ability to learn new applications.
  • Able to work flexible hours as necessary.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere through effective interactions and communications with co-workers, customers and management.
  • Must maintain a safe environment for co-workers, customers and the public through adherence to established safety standards and timely reporting of potential hazards.
  • Must adhere to Company policies and procedures related to the code of business ethics, compliance, responsible use of Company assets, and all applicable state and federal laws.
  • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment.  Work involves sitting at a desk and operating personal computer equipment for extended periods of time.  Duties may also involve occasional bending, stooping and lifting of up to 25 lbs. unassisted.  Occasional travel to various worksites may also be required, depending on assignment.

What we offer:

  • 401K retirement plan
  • Medical and dental benefits for qualifying professionals
  • Flex spending account
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance


Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”