Allstate Tax Accountant - Entry Level in Northbrook, Illinois
Tax Accountant - Entry Level
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Northbrook, IL US
Entry Level Professional
Job Category :
Accounting & Audit
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Job Family Summary
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.
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:
Preparation and analysis of tax provision for financial reporting
Preparation of federal tax returns
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
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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