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Tax Technology Analyst

Company: IBM
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for a creative tax technologist to join our Tax Technology team. The primary role for this position is to assist in administrating tax software products and identifying ways to utilize currently licensed and available technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Income Tax Provision process. The key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Assist the Tax/Tax Accounting functions with process and data management needs, including the analysis and improvement of processes, obtaining, handling and analysis of data through tax systems and warehousing of data for workflow, reference and analytics.
  • Work with global tax accounting clients to understand their overall operational, data, and information requirements across the tax lifecycle in order to design, create, and implement standardized Excel templates for tax workpaper packages, data collection, book-to-tax reports, extraction reports, consolidation reports, and analytics
  • Serve as co-administrator for ONESOURCE Tax Provision (OTP) and ONESOURCE Workpapers to develop and execute ideas for integrating these tools
  • Work with the Tax Technology and Tax Provision teams to execute rollover, dataset maintenance, adjustment mappings for each Tax Provision Cycle (both forecast and actual)
  • Maintain legal entities and sub-consolidations
  • Assist with global roll-out and training of ONESOURCE Tax Tools as needed
  • Communicate changing system requirements to the IT, tax/tax accounting team, end-users
  • Conduct training and maintain user guides and other documentation
  • Monitor and review system access
  • Resolve user issues
  • Identify tax technology and process needs within the tax team, including initiatives for process improvements, automation and application of tax process and technology best suited for the tax team.
  • Assist with the implementation of processes that optimize the use of technology and best practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key technology providers.
  • Serve as back up administrator for other tax software applications as assigned
  • Assist in the consolidation of the tax provision for the quarterly and annual reporting periods, including assisting the tax provision team in calculating annual and quarterly effective tax rates, documenting quarterly tax provision processes which satisfy SOX 404 requirements
  • Act as a liaison among Tax, Tax Accounting and IT functions

    Required Professional and Technical Expertise
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Tax and/or Technology with 3+ years of broad experience in corporate tax department or in public accounting with an affinity for tax technology
    • Strong Analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to manage complex and interrelated processes and projects
    • Good understanding of corporate income tax provision and compliance processes
    • Experience with Excel integration and Add-in tools
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of PC based programs: Excel (i.e. Pivot tables, VLOOKUPS functions, formulas) Word, and PowerPoint, is required.
    • Experience with ONESOURCE Tax Provision and Workpapers (preferred)
    • Awareness of maintenance and implementation of system and Sarbanes Oxley controls
    • Experience working with teams across multiple business units
    • Ability to communicate effectively with business partners
    • Good organization skills and ability to effectively prioritize and manage time is required

      Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
      • Prefer experience at one of the Big Four accounting firms.
      • Experience in Tax operations, particularly Tax Accounting preferred.

        About Business Unit
        The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

        Your Life @ IBM
        What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

        Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

        Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

        About IBM
        IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

        Location Statement
        IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

        Being You @ IBM
        IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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