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State and Local Tax Specialist

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Job Description

  • Location: Boston or Waltham, MA, Providence or Newport, RI
  • Required Years of Experience: 7+ years of technical tax experience in public accounting, or related field
  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Travel: Minimal
  • Relocation: No
  • Job Industry: Public Accounting
  • Department: Tax

Come join our team! KLR is looking for a State & Local Tax Specialist.

KLR is one of the fastest growing accounting firms in New England. We are seeking a SALT Specialist to join our office in our Boston, Waltham, Newport or Providence office.

KLR is ranked as one of the top 100 accounting and business consulting firms in the United States. KLR operates four (4) offices in MA and RI and has more than 250 professionals.

As a State & Local Tax Specialist you will manage a variety of projects related to our clients’ state and local corporate income/franchise tax needs. He/she will be responsible for the following:

Job Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients demonstrating a deep knowledge of state and local tax compliance and strategies, identify client issues and conflicts; proactively communicate solution options to client
  • Provide tax defense representation, attend hearings and meet with agents to resolve issues during income tax, sales tax, and nexus exams
  • Create and/or review multi-state Apportionment Schedules for optimization and tax return purposes
  • Identify, design, and implement tax planning strategies to minimize taxes and reduce tax compliance burdens
  • Prepare and/or review Income Tax Provisions related to state deferrals, rate, and FIN48 calculations
  • Draft and communicate advisories to clients and staff
  • Update the firm’s apportionment schedule templates and other multi-state charts on an annual basis
  • Draft technical memoranda, including FIN48, sales sourcing, and nexus memoranda.
  • Monitor changes in state laws, including changes in apportionment formulas, sales factor sourcing rules, combined versus separate states, consolidated elections, water’s-edge and worldwide elections, state DRDs, and state rates. Update the firm’s apportionment schedule templates and other multi-state charts on an annual basis.
  • Conduct nexus analysis and nexus planning.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time with notice whenever possible, but not guaranteed.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • MST, JD, or other advanced degree/professional designation preferred
  • CPA or EA certification required
  • 7+ years of technical tax experience in public accounting, or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in multi-state tax issues with an understanding of all states’ tax schemes, including differing sourcing rules and the mechanics of each states’ income, franchise, and sales tax statutes
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing both internally and externally
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to influence others and convey technical information to a range of audiences
  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful circumstances and deescalate situations
  • Proficient use of applicable technology and research tools

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time with notice whenever possible, but not guaranteed.

We are looking for a candidate to work full time. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm overtime during our peak season: January through April and sporadically through the rest of the year. These periods require increasing normal weekly hours, which include weekends.


Benefits

KLR offers a wide range of benefits including: health and dental insurance, paid time-off and a competitive retirement savings plan. We offer tuition assistance, in-house education programs and offer employees opportunities for community involvement.

Come join a firm who has recently been recognized for an 13th straight year as the “Best Place to Work” by the Providence Business Journal and voted as a Top 100 Firm in the country by Accounting Today!

KLR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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