Tax Specialist

Massachusetts, United States
28 Aug 2019
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28 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TAX SPECIALIST, Office of the Vice President for Finance-Tax and Global Operations (TGO), to join the team charged with supporting the Institute’s tax advisory, planning, compliance, and reporting needs. Will research emerging issues and develop, document, and initiate program/processes in response; assist with overseeing compliance; help manage MIT’s overall income tax position; provide support on tax analysis of foreign country rules/regulations; help develop administrative practices/policies/procedures/structural changes/systems; make presentations; assist with tax audit responses; monitor/review/assess relevant tax law changes and their impact; help develop/train/mentor junior team members and perform other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field; at least three years’ work experience in a business (tax, accounting, or finance) environment; knowledge of local, state, federal, and/or international tax reporting requirements; ability to conduct independent tax research, including IRS code, regulations, rulings, and case law; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced setting with strict deadlines; excellent analytical, project management, problem-solving, team-building, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills; discretion, tact, and good judgment with highly sensitive/confidential information; ability to collaborate in a consensus-driven environment; high-level proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; flexibility; and willingness to pitch in to complete all tasks.

PREFERRED: CPA, MSA, MST, MBA, or JD; knowledge of and experience with a majority of tax-exempt organization tax returns (Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-T, 1023); experience with tax-efficient investment structures including securities and investment tax transactions and real estate transaction tax; experience with charitable gifts and charitable trust tax reporting; and understanding of higher education budget and planning processes, endowment and gift accounting, and research award process.