Allstate Tax Accountant - Entry Level in Northbrook, Illinois

Tax Accountant - Entry Level

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Location :

Northbrook, IL US

Level :

Entry Level Professional

Job Category :

Accounting & Audit

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Job Description

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The tax role within the Allstate enterprise is to provide all tax compliance, tax accounting and tax planning functions for the enterprise. This includes handling of all tax related audits as well as appropriate communication, where appropriate, with management on tax and related matters.

Job Summary

The Tax Accountant will be a member of the Tax Compliance/Tax Provision group within the company's Tax Department. The key responsibilities are as follows:

Key responsibilities

  • Preparation and analysis of tax provision for financial reporting

  • Preparation of federal tax returns

  • Account reconciliations/validation

  • Monthly close and related processing and analysis (e.g. account analysis, preparation of journal entries)

  • Participating in process improvement projects

  • Implementing, reporting, and communicating the impact of business and accounting related initiatives on assigned processes and financial statements

  • Working collaboratively within the team and across the department

  • Special projects as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting

  • 0-2 years of prior accounting, tax and/or financial reporting experience

  • CPA or CPA candidate a plus

  • Solid PC skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Office

  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system a plus

  • General knowledge of GAAP and insurance knowledge a plus

  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple customers and suppliers while consistently meeting required deadlines

  • Knowledge of financial statement reporting and related analysis

  • The ability to research, assemble and communicate findings to areas requesting analytical information

  • Good organizational and referencing skills related to work papers, financial statements and schedules

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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