Senior Tax Analyst, Investment Accounting

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16612
  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting
  • Department: Controller
  • School Area: VP for Finance
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

SENIOR TAX ANALYST, INVESTMENT ACCOUNTINGOffice of the Vice President for Finance (VPF)-Controller, to support MIT’s tax compliance, reporting, analysis, and research needs, with a focus on investment accounting.  Will ensure MIT’s compliance with federal, state, local, and international tax laws and manage its tax risks and liabilities; expand VPF’s financial capacity to better facilitate the Institute’s global activities and initiatives; and serve as a resource for the Institute with respect to both tax issues and inquiries and global financial operations. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related financial/business field; knowledge of general taxation and U.S. GAAP accounting principles; at least three years’ work experience in a business (tax, accounting, or finance) environment; at least two years’ dedicated tax experience at a large firm/department, preferably in higher education; ability to work on multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced setting with nonnegotiable deadlines; good analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; discretion, tact, and good judgment with highly sensitive/confidential information; collaborative and collegial working style that fosters interpersonal relationships in a consensus-driven environment; strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills; and ability to work with minimal supervision.  Experience with tax compliance, assisting on projects for complex organizations; conducting tax research including IRS code, regulations, rulings, and case law; preparing and/or analyzing financial statements; and with higher education budget and planning process, endowment, and gift accounting and research award process preferred.  Knowledge of the following areas also preferred: tax-exempt organizations’ tax returns, executive compensation and payroll tax, charitable gifts and trust tax reporting, international tax concepts, and tax treaty application.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.