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Tax Consultant Lead Job

Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: Eagan, Minnesota, US, 55122

Company: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

 



About Blue Cross



 



Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.



 



We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.


Description Summary

This position is responsible for leading the State and Local (SALT) tax compliance function as well as assisting with Federal tax initiatives as assigned. The position involves complex corporate tax compliance, research and planning functions.  In addition to completing or reviewing tax returns, this position plays a lead role in developing tax planning strategies and in driving efficiencies within the tax department.  This role will act as an informal leader to more junior associates.


Accountabilities


  1. Coordinate the filing of all state and local tax returns, working closely with outside advisors during the review and filing process.

  2. Prepare or review monthly tax provision calculations, including Stat and GAAP deferred tax entries, as appropriate.

  3. Manage and act as a key point of contact during state tax audits.

  4. Perform complex tax research and develop strategies to minimize corporate tax liabilities.  Communicate findings to management, leadership and other departments.

  5. Stay informed on current tax issues affecting the company.

  6. Oversee special projects and assignments, particularly related to growth that occurs outside of Minnesota.

  7. Develop and maintain strong working relationships both within the Finance area and across the organization.

  8. Serve in an informal leadership capacity for more junior team members by providing expert level guidance, mentorship and feedback on work product.


Requirements


  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or a related field or higher level education.

  • 7 years of corporate tax or related experience or 5 years of public accounting experience focusing on tax.

  • 1 year of staff, team lead or project management experience.

  • Solid background in State and Local (SALT) tax compliance and planning.

  • Strong communication and organization skills.

  • Ability to work independently, take the lead on projects and understand complex issues.

  • Experience managing and/or directing the work of others.


Preferred Requirements


  • CPA certification and/or MBT.

  • Public accounting background.

  • Desire for career advancement and job growth.


FLSA Status

Exempt


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



 



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Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day



 



Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



 



Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


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