Tax Analyst

Massachusetts, United States
25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2021
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 ANALYSTOffice of the Vice President for Finance (VPF)-Tax, to support MIT’s tax compliance, reporting, analysis, and research needs. Will be responsible primarily for data collection and analysis for tax compliance and reporting. Responsibilities include interacting with multiple stakeholders, including members of the MIT community on MIT’s annual tax returns; and researching and resolving basic inquiries and issues regarding tax reporting and filings and supporting the team’s efforts to educate the MIT community on relevant tax policies and procedures.

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Job Requirements

REQUIREDbachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related finance/business field; at least one year of experience with federal, state, local and/or international tax, preferably with a public accounting or large law firm, multinational corporation, not-for-profit tax department, or in higher education; knowledge of general taxation principles; proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; ability to work on multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced setting with strict deadlines; strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills; discretion, tact, and good judgment with highly sensitive and confidential information; collaborative and collegial working style for building interpersonal relationships and getting results in a consensus-driven environment; and customer service experience in an accounting/finance/economics/related business field.  

PREFERREDexperience with large tax compliance projects for complex multinational organizations; knowledge of and experience with unrelated business income and reporting on the IRS Form 990-T and related forms (8886, 5471, 926, 8885, 8621, 8858, 5713); understanding of flow-through investment entity structures and ability to read and interpret IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) forms; and ability to conduct tax research, including IRS code, regulations, rulings, and case law.  Job #18962-6

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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