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Senior Tax Analyst

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:08:17 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1094378
Timely preparation of federal/state/local corporate income tax returns, estimated tax forms & extensions in accordance with the laws & regulations of each taxing jurisdiction in which Staples and its Subsidiaries conducts business.  Assist in the preparation of accounting for corporate income taxes per the ASC-740, Accounting for Income Taxes.  Participation in the income tax audit process, both state and federal.  This position deals with a variety of Staples’ personnel, as well as external income tax auditors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Income Tax Compliance – Timely preparation of federal/state/local corporate income tax returns, estimated tax forms and extensions in accordance with the laws and regulations of each taxing jurisdiction in which Staples and its subsidiaries conducts business.  Extensive use of Staples’ systems and procedures to review accounting records and select/organize/analyze data required to prepare tax returns and calculate tax due.  Assist in the identification and evaluation of areas requiring special attention.  Accurately prepare tax return work-papers and forms to be filed with various taxing jurisdictions.  Keep manager informed on a regular basis.
  • Financial Accounting for Income Taxes – Assist in the preparation of the accounting for income tax process.  Participation in all aspects of the calculation of federal/state/local current and deferred income tax expense, valuation allowances and balance sheet account balances in accordance with ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes.  Assist with the identification of the types and amounts of book income and expense that are currently taxable or deductible due to different income recognition and deduction methodologies for tax purposes.
  • Income Tax Audits and Tax Notices – Participation in the field servicing of state income tax audits.  Research and preparation of technical memoranda supporting tax technical positions taken on tax returns.  Interfacing with field service auditors and audit managers, and fulfilling Information Document Requests.  Preparation of responses to tax notices received from various taxing jurisdictions.
  • Planning and Special Projects – Participate, as requested, in the ongoing development and implementation of tax planning strategies.  Respond to requests from internal and external business partners and taxing authorities. Identify and evaluate alternative methods of reporting income and deductions.  Preparation of calculations and planning models that facilitate the review of alternative courses of action.  Assist with the coordination of US and foreign transfer pricing documentation.  Collect and fulfill information requests for purposes of preparing transfer pricing reports and assist in reviewing transfer pricing reports drafted by outside transfer pricing advisors.


Minimal Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Minimal Prior Related Work Experience

  • 3 to 5 years

Essential Skills Required:

  • Three plus years of corporate tax compliance experience with corresponding skills

  • Tax technical knowledge and the ability to research and interpret the tax code

  • Ability to fully utilize the tax software

  • High proficiency with EXCEL 

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Flexibility and positive attitude

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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