Mar 31, 2020

Tax Specialist

  • Allied Universal Security
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA

Job Description

Allied Universal is currently seeking a Tax Specialist to provide critical support in the preparation of Income Taxes, Indirect Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, and other miscellaneous tax filings. This individual will assists with corporate and partnership tax compliance, general ledger support, special tax related projects, and tax audits. Our tax team is an integral, hands on, detail oriented group that supports a large acquisitive growing organization. The Tax Specialist will gain exposure to both domestic and international tax as Allied Universal operates with over 150 Branch offices throughout North America and in five countries. Primary Responsibilities Maintain required level of technical knowledge. Provide general ledger system support regarding functional issues of financial and management reporting. Prepare estimated federal and state income tax payments. Research and prepare work papers for various book to tax differences. Perform year-end accrual review and assist in the preparation of the tax provision. Prepare various federal and state income tax returns. Prepare various personal property tax returns. Prepare/Review other various tax filings: Annual reports, Intangible Tax, Sales and Use Tax. Coordinate outsourced tax preparation work. Create tax data collection systems, and maintain the corporate tax database. Research projects. Assist in federal and state audits. Maintain our tax preparation system. Keep abreast of current developments in the tax area. Provide an information source in the tax area within the company. Other tax projects as they arise Competencies Analytical – Synthesizes complex and diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reasons even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others. Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decision; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions. Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or one to three years’ related experience and/or training, including internships; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Should be preparing for or already passed the CPA examination and meets educational requirements for CPA licensure. Solid understanding of accounting, audit, and basic tax issues. Combination of public accounting and industry experience is preferable. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and Explorer Internet software; One Source or similar tax software; Alteryx and Domo knowledge preferred. *CB-Corp #ZR 358894

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Allied Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.  Allied Universal will provide qualified individuals with reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or any other applicable state or local laws.  We are committed to hiring veterans and reservists. Since 2013, we have hired over 25,000 heroes.

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