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Tax Accountant - Corporate Tax Team Job

Date: Oct 20, 2018

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30210 - Posted 09/21/2018 - Finance and Accounting - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US


Job Title: Tax Accountant – Arkema Inc. Corporate Tax Team
Location:  King of Prussia, PA



The Tax Accountant is responsible for the overall monthly sales/use tax assignment schedule for all members of tax department including preparation and review of sales/use tax accounts, property tax filings/payments, annual reports, and other assignments as provided by tax leadership.  This position operates under minimal supervision in sales/use and property tax areas, including tax audits, and under moderate supervision in more complicated state income and franchise tax areas.   


  • Prepares monthly sales/use tax assignment schedule.  Prepares sales/use tax returns.  Reviews sales/use tax accounts for discrepancies.
  • Responsible for all property tax filings handled by outside consultant.  Reviews property tax filings and reports any issues.  Monitors and prepares property tax payments.  Ensures all work of consultant is done timely. 
  • Prepares more complicated state income/franchise tax returns, including estimates and extensions.
  • Prepares various federal income tax adjustments autonomously, including preparation of separate tax returns.
  • Handles all other tax assignments, including reviewing annual reports prepared by tax admin and including more complicated tax audits with little supervision.
  • Participates in other tax projects as requested by tax leadership.


  • Little to no travel expected, with exception of a conference or team meeting, where required.
  • Requires work time beyond normal work hours to meet tax deadlines or other project driven deadlines
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance.  CPA or CPA track a plus
  • 2+ years of tax/accounting experience, including 1 year experience in income tax, sales tax and property tax preparation and review.
  • Experience with SAP a plus
  • Intermediate Excel skills


  • Keeps all information confidential. Engenders trust and respect and is capable of building relationships with own team and external contacts and agencies.
  • Holds self-accountable and delivers results within stated deadlines.  Performs all responsibilities timely and with quality with supervision only on the more complex tasks.
  • Communicates effectively with varying audiences – strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can self-review work and proactively ask questions when necessary.  Applies knowledge from new learnings and learns from mistakes.
  • Actively builds knowledge of all processes and challenges methods used to achieve desired results.
  • Seeks opportunities to share knowledge and present to team or other professionals outside of team.  Looks for opportunities to engage and communicate with leadership.
  • Curious to understand and seeks root causes when solving problems/creating solutions – asks good follow-up questions to ensure understanding of own role and impact on others.
  • Beginning to influence others by asking questions and gaining feedback to present ideas.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of

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