SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

Chicago, IL, USA

Required Education

Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree preferred

Required Experience

5-7 Years of experience required

ABOUT THE ROLE

ALPA Construction is searching for a talented Senior Tax Accountant specializing in sales and use tax. He/she will be primarily responsible for establishing company-wide sales and use tax procedures, providing guidance for sales and use tax for multiple states, including at a minimum IL, TX, AZ, TN, ND, MA, IN, NC, LA, VA, CA, MI and WA. This individual will handle the day-to-day responsibilities of tax guidance and research, production of tax provision calculations, Sales and Use Tax Filings for all applicable states, coordinating year-end tax requests and tax audit requests (as applicable), corporate registrations and other accounting duties, as assigned. This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide guidance for sales and use tax on a national level (currently ~12 states), including taxability and rates for services provided.

  • Establish Company-wide sales and use tax procedures for review and approval by Chief Financial Officer.

  • Develop and streamline procedures and worksheets for tax provision calculations.

  • File sales and use tax returns in line with state requirements (monthly, quarterly or annual) and submission of payments.

  • Ensure accuracy of employer related tax filings. These are prepared and filed by our payroll provider, but the Senior Tax Accountant will confirm and verify the payroll provider’s calculations and be intimately involved in tax issue resolution.

  • Recommends tax strategies by researching state and local taxation issues.

  • Update job knowledge by seeking out and participating in educational opportunities.

  • Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.

  • Organize and maintain record of tax payments.

  • Other accounting and tax duties may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Accounting required; Master’s degree is a plus

  • Certified Public Accountant license or similar certification is preferred

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of proven work experience as a Tax Accountant, Tax Analyst or Tax Preparer, including:

  • Strong knowledge of tax law on a state level

  • Experience with multiple state tax return filings

  • Experience with researching tax issues

  • Public accounting experience preferred

  • Construction or related industry experience preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 is required; experience with Sage Construction and Real Estate 300 and Procore Construction software preferred

  • Must have excellent communication skills and a natural ability to work in a fast-paced and growing environment

  • Must be self-sufficient, detail oriented and highly organized

  • Must have the ability to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Strong sense of urgency and need for accuracy required

ABOUT ALPA CONSTRUCTION

ALPA Construction, Inc. is a full-service general construction and construction management firm. As an industry leader in healthcare design/build projects, our ability to understand the complex regulations governing the behavioral health sector as well as recognize each stakeholder’s unique ambitions.

Powered by entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on building lasting relationships with clients and trade partners, ALPA continues to achieve new heights year after year. Our team has decades of experience managing and delivering complex healthcare projects nationwide. ALPA’s data-driven technologies and construction software enable us to deliver quality work on budget, safely, and efficiently. We offer full range of core competencies and capabilities that provides our clients transparency, creativity, and exceptional results.