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Tax Accountant-State and Local

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Title of role: Tax Accountant – State & Local

Tax Accountant – State & Local is a key member of the Unilever US tax team and responsible for assisting in the US State & Local tax compliance, tax planning, forecasting/reporting, and state & local tax aspects of the US audit. The role is part of the global Unilever Tax Organization and would entail working with Unilever tax and non-tax colleagues around the world. A high potential individual is sought who would be capable of performing the following functions.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You will have exposure to wide range of state & local tax matters of Unilever US.  You will be assisting managers in the review of state & local tax filings, including unitary combined, nexus combined and separate state & local filings. You will be partnering with colleagues from different parts of the organization, different parts of the world, as well as Outside Service Providers (“OSP”).

You will be assisting the SALT manager in timely and accurately filing state income tax returns, reviewing the filing of state income and franchise tax estimated and extensions payments, overseeing the review of apportionment and other supporting state return workpapers, assisting with state quarterly and year-end tax provision, reconciling state income and franchise tax accounts, assisting with tax research and planning throughout the year, including analysis of state tax law changes and their impact on Unilever & subsidiary companies, assisting with gathering requested documentation for audits and draft responses to the information requests from the state tax authorities, draft responses to various correspondence and notices from the states, and special projects as assigned.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

You will have solid knowledge of various key state & local concepts of unitary, combined and separate state filings.  An understanding of state modifications and the impact of various federal items (i.e., BEAT, GILTI, FDII deduction, interest limitation and expense allocations) on state returns. You will also have a B.S. Accounting degree.  CPA or M.S. taxation is preferred but not required.  You will also have a minimum 3-5 years of working experience in state & local tax.  You will also be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and SharePoint (SAP knowledge is a plus) and have strong tax technical, problem solving, analytical skills and written and verbal communication skills.  Proficiency in Corp Tax a plus.  You will also be a good team member with excellent collaboration skills. 

Min: 3-5 years of experience

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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