Tax Accountant

The Tax Accountant (S) reports to the VP of Corporate Tax. The tax accountant will be responsible for the preparation and/or coordination with outside consultants all aspects of state income/franchise and sale/use tax compliance. In addition, the tax accountant will work closely with the SALT SVP on audit defense and with other tax team members on transfer pricing issues, foreign tax filings and other related projects.

State Income/Franchise Tax
  • Review state tax calendar and ensure outside consultants timely prepare and file all state compliance related items.
  • Provide support to Corporate Secretary in withdrawal of companies from various states.
  • Gather and review information from various sources to be used in the preparation of state tax returns.
  • Prepare state estimated payment taxable income files to be sent to Deloitte for quarterly estimated tax and extension payments.
  • Prepare check requests/EFT payments for all state tax payments and coordinate mailing of estimates, extensions and returns to various state tax jurisdictions.
  • Track/reconcile all state tax payments
  • Gather, review and analyze state tax apportionment data
  • Review state SLE returns prepared by Deloitte and maintain status report
  • Maintain state refund receivable schedule and provide guidance on where refund checks should be deposited
  • Prepare state RTP analysis
  • Respond to various state tax notices
  • Support the state income tax audit process by working closely with auditors, gathering information and drafting responses
  • Prepare annual state NOL/VA analysis
  • Prepare state tax rate analysis on a quarterly basis
  • Provide support to state-related requests received from external financial auditors or Group Tax.


Non-income Tax
  • Gather information needed to prepare sales/use tax returns and provide to third party consultants
  • Support the sales/use tax audit process by working closely with auditors, gathering information and drafting responses
  • Process/track and reconcile all state non-income tax payments/wire transfers.
  • Assist in preparation of state annual reports, excise tax returns and other deliverables as needed.


Other Projects
  • Assist Manager of Transfer Pricing with various tasks.
  • Assist with quarterly aggregation of BEAT data and SCM exception.
  • Assist with collating information for foreign tax filings and 263A calculation


Qualifications

Employment eligibility to work with HSBC in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions

  • State income tax experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); advanced Excel skills or experience with Qlicksense, Tableau, Alteryx or other data visualization software a plus
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to team effectively with different business cultures
  • Self-starter and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting with focus on process improvement


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.