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Tax Consultant

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2020

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Job Description

Description

As a Tax Consultant in the US Reporting and Analysis group, you will be responsible for aspects of the U.S Consolidated Federal Income Tax return and state income and franchise tax returns for Caterpillar Inc. and its subsidiaries. This position is part of a team that performs compliance and provision activities, provides analysis to the Planning and Technical group, and provides support for the IRS and state income tax audits.


This Peoria or Deerfield, IL based position will prepare complex entities or computations for U.S. Federal, International and State income tax compliance, including pro-form Federal Form 1120’s, consolidated tax return calculations, Subpart F, GILTI, information reporting for non-US entities on Form 5471’s, and state income and franchise tax returns.  In addition, the role will perform reviews and lead newer staff in these compliance areas.


This position will lead and/or participate as a subject matter expert with the team on projects related to the implementation of new tax regulations and process improvements.  The role will combine technical and business knowledge to complete a high-quality work product, document compliance positions and implement the appropriate controls and analysis.


Percentage breakdown of functional areas of responsibility for years 1, 2 or 3:


Functional Areas

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Tax Compliance Management & Review

45%
45%
40%

Tax Planning Support & Special Projects

25%
25%
30%

IRS & State Audit Support

15%
15%
15%
Tax Accounting
15%
15%
15%
 

Percentage breakdown of tax specialty areas for years 1, 2 & 3:

 

Specialty Area

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

U.S. Federal
40%
35%
30%
U.S. International
45%
50%
55%
U.S. State
15%
15%
15%
 

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Tax Compliance Management & Review: Prepares and reviews US International, Federal and State tax returns and computations. Leads newer staff in US compliance areas. Liaises with technical specialists to ensure appropriate preparation and review on technical or higher risk areas.

* Tax Planning Support & Special Projects:  Analyzes and interprets proposed changes to US and/or non-US tax legislations and regulations with regard to the impact on compliance requirements, requiring in-depth experience, knowledge and judgment.  Applies tax research results to optimize enterprise tax effects.  Leads process improvement projects.  Directs, leads or participates on teams within or outside of the US Reporting and Analysis group on Global Tax initiatives.
* IRS & State Audit Support: Provides analysis for US tax audits, frequently working with examiners and authorities to resolve tax disputes.  Develops and reviews responses to inquiries from taxing authorities.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's level degree related to Accounting or an approved certification (CPA/CMA)

* 4-6 years of progressively responsible tax related experience at Big 4 public accounting firm and/or large multinational manufacturing organization



Desired Qualifications:

* Strong tax compliance experience in U.S. federal, international and/or state income tax compliance

* Experience with tax processes/systems/software (CorpTax, SAP BPC, Excel)

* Proven ability to manage projects

* Demonstrate high levels of initiative, good judgment, and superior communication skills

* Collaborative and team-oriented personality with the ability to build and foster relationships throughout the organization
* Understanding of accounting and business processes, and enterprise operations

 

Additional Information:


This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers



Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Apr 3, 2020

200001ON

United States