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Staff Accountant, Income Tax

Company: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!--We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. POSITION PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, adherence to federal, state, local, and international tax laws, and be responsible for and assist with preparing work papers for income tax matters, tax accounting (ASC 740), federal, state and local income tax returns, and also support various business processes and conduct tax research as needed. This position will require the valid application of tax laws and regulations to achieve financial objectives, and will be a member of the Global Tax Department. Key responsibilities include being part of a team that works with the entire tax life cycle for income tax, collaborating and providing support to the business by interpreting and simplifying tax laws/regulations, contributing fresh and innovative ideas in the context of continuous improvement, and participating on a team to ensure tax returns are scheduled, prepared, and timely filed.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PERCENT OF TIME:-- ------------------------------------------------------------------------Weight = 100%Tax Accounting (ASC 740) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- (35%)

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual income tax accounting processes and calculations, including preparation of applicable work papers, assessment and documentation of valuation allowances, and uncertain tax positions
  • Conduct tax research of ASC 740 tax reporting issues
  • Utilize tax technologies to execute tax accounting processes, including the identification and implementation of enhancements to streamline and improve
  • Work with the Accounting Department and other functional areas in gathering information necessary for income tax provision and compliance processesLife Cycle of Income Tax---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- (30%)
    • Learn and understand how the company captures data through its internal processes and within technology systems
    • Accurately prepare work papers and document positions in support of filed tax returns by collecting, analyzing, and organizing relevant information and research
    • Timely file tax returns and make payments in relevant jurisdictions
    • Assist with audit process by gathering necessary documents and information requested by taxing authorities
    • Clearly communicate with taxing authorities during the audit process to ensure risk is managed and company positions are not compromised
    • Prepare documentation to support and track communications with taxing authorities, during the tax life cycle and audits
    • Perform data, account, and other reconciliations, as needed, to support internal controls and processesBusiness Support-------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- (15%)
      • Conduct research and apply income tax laws to proposed and existing business transactions, and prepare memos to document positions as needed
      • Analyze fact patterns and recommend solutions by logically applying tax law to support positions within tax policies
      • Ensure quality of all advice, communications, and work products, by maintaining professional and technical knowledge
      • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve issue resolution and common ground
      • Participate on special projects as a contributor by gathering information, conducting research, and performing analysis
      • Prioritize projects and effectively communicate to stakeholders in accomplishing individual, team, and company goals
      • Assist and contribute to internal processes needed to support business objectives and manage tax riskContinuous Improvement ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- (10%)
        • Leverage knowledge of income tax laws and reporting requirements to increase operational efficiencies and effectiveness
        • Invest in relationships to better understand the business and internal operations to identify innovative ways to accomplish company and team goals
        • Understand and utilize technology to improve efficiencies, accuracy, and manage tax risk
        • Identify areas for improvement by utilizing tax law and business knowledge to reach team objectives
        • Recommend process improvements and/or new technologies that will enhance efficiency and effectivenessOther Frequent Duties: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------- (10%)
          • Maintain positive and productive relationships with outside stakeholders, including customers, vendors, advisors, financial auditors, and tax auditors
          • Recommend improvements and/or new technologies that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes
          • Manage and contribute to team effort by accomplishing desired results, including work on team oriented and cross-functional special projects
          • Comply with company policies and procedures
          • Perform other projects and tasks as assignedJOB QUALIFICATIONS:Preferred Education: 4 year Bachelor---s Degree --- Accounting, Finance, or related business degree; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is a plus.Preferred Experience: 0-4 years of Corporate Income Tax experience.--Experience working with income tax compliance and/or provision software a plus.--Some knowledge of Oracle, JD Edwards, EnterpriseOne, or other Enterprise software programs like SAP and People Soft and its applications is also a plus.--Special skills, knowledge, or certifications preferred:
            • Excellent oral and written communication skills
            • Desire to learn new concepts and technical skills
            • Ability to work in a fluid environment as the business continues to expand and grow
            • Great attention to detail
            • Ability to independently solve problemsExcellent time management and organization skillsREG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Ames , Staff Accountant, Income Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Ames, Iowa

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