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Staff Accountant - Tax & Insurance

Location: Hammond, IN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 7/31/2017
Job ID: 02507091
Job Description
Staff Accountant – Tax and Insurance 

The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for managing the overall taxes of the organization; ensure that all local, state, and federal corporate taxes and all other miscellaneous filings are paid. This position will perform tax research, keeping current of any changes; maximize tax savings opportunities while minimizing tax exposure and will provide technical resources for sales and use tax filings. The person who fills the role will manage internal administration and management of risk insurance.
 
Works with outside tax accountants to ensure timely quarterly deposits are made for all local, state and federal company income tax and pass thru withholding deposits.
  • Review annual returns with outside tax accountants and arrange for any required payments and track receipt of any refunds.
  • Coordinate tax audit and provide necessary documentation to outside auditors.
  • Ensure all Annual Report payments, business tax payments or other state and local tax/fees are paid on a timely basis.
  • Work with outside brokers and internal executive team in identifying coverage needs of the organization.
  • Ensure log is kept of all ‘certificates of insurance’ and that they are all issued through brokerage firm and that, at minimum, annual review is done of existing certificates for possible elimination or renewal.
  • Work with brokers on coordinating filing of any claim against insurance provider. Keep records and document all claims.
  • Meet with broker and carriers to identify risk avoidance opportunities.
  • Review open claim status on all insurance, including workman’s compensation claims, quarterly with broker.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelors’ degree in accounting with minimum of 4 years’ accounting experience
  • CPA or CPA designation is preferred
Strong GAAP and tax knowledge

 

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