Lead Tax Accountant

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00017792
Date Posted:Feb 8
Category:1 - Accounting & Finance
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Our client is looking for a LEAD TAX ACCOUNTANT located in Novi, MI.


  • Responsible for accounting and reporting for current and deferred income taxes in accordance with GAAP and FERC requirements for various tax structures, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships.
  • Responsible for accounting and reporting for all current and deferred income taxes in compliance with ASC 740, including preparation of monthly or quarterly accounting documentation (journal entries, account reconciliations, etc.) and leading the preparation of information for financial statement disclosures.
  • Reconciles book/tax basis adjustments for property and the flow of data between the book and tax fixed asset software systems.
  • Researches IRS, SEC, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and FERC guidance on complex tax issues; recommends company positions and drafts position papers in support. Works closely with tax consultants on compliance and technical tax research matters to determine appropriate tax positions and interpretation of tax rules and regulations.
  • Leads the preparation of the filing of federal corporate income tax returns. Reviews and/or prepares schedules and reports of information necessary to support the preparation of income tax returns. Maintains all records associated with the filing of federal tax returns. Supports the state and local income tax return preparation and filing as needed.
  • Determines estimated tax payments for federal income taxes.
  • Leads tax planning by providing budget and forecast information. Reviews budgets and forecasts to assure appropriate accounting and tax compliance.
  • Leads and coordinates audits or reviews by federal income tax auditors.
  • Resolves issues with external auditors in the course of quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Leads analysis of accounts to assure proper accounting of transactions. Resolve any accounting issues.
  • Leads the management and updates of PowerTax module of PowerPlant system, helps determine the most efficient and effective uses of tax software.
  • Leads the preparation and review of financial statement disclosure information.
  • Lead all other Federal income tax compliance projects or research as requested by your leader or member of leadership.
  • Supports other tax department projects and initiatives as needed.
  • Implements and improves efficiency in business processes through the use of technology solutions and data gathering.


  • Bachelor's degree in either Accounting or Finance.
  • Master degree in accounting or taxation and or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience in income tax accounting and compliance in a large U.S corporation or Big 4 accounting firm preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or leadership experience (such as managing projects, processes, or people) preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting and tax best practices.
  • Experience with ASC 740 (Formerly FAS 109) income tax accounting preferred.E
  • xpert knowledge and understanding of tax compliance and accounting, including compliance and accounting for multiple tax structures, such as corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

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