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Tax Accountant Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Finance and Accounting
Posting Date:  Nov 10, 2022

Job Dimensions

The Tax Accountant reports to the Tax Manager. This position is responsible for:

  • 11 legal entities for IRS federal tax reporting purposes, in accordance with corporate tax department’s internal guidelines, and responsible for assigned consolidated schedules and federal tax forms;
  • 50-55 state and local income tax return reporting requirements and payments, as well as sales and use tax;
  • Overall property tax function in coordination with outside consultants; and
  • Assigned state audits including income, franchise, and sales & use.
  • This position operates under minimal supervision in sales/use tax and property tax areas, and under moderate supervision in more complicated federal, state, and local income and franchise tax areas, including tax audits.    

Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Prepares all required state income, franchise, and local tax returns, including estimates and extensions. Prepares all required state sales tax filings. 40%
  • Prepares various federal income tax adjustments autonomously, including preparation of separate tax returns. 30%
  • Handles all other tax assignments, including tax audits with moderate supervision. 15%
  • Responsible for property tax filings handled by outside consultants. Reviews property tax filings and reports any issues. Monitors property tax payments. Ensures all work of consultant is done timely. Responds to internal questions from business on property tax status and variances. 10%
  • Participates in other tax projects as requested by tax leadership. 5%

Context and Environment

  • 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

Required Education/Qualifications /Work Experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance.  CPA or CPA track a plus
  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years’ of tax experience, including income/franchise, sales/use, and property tax.
  • Experience working in public accounting (Big 4 or other large national firm) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with SAP or OneSource a plus
  • Intermediate Excel skills

Demonstrated Competencies

  • 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 responsibility 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 some 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.


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

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 absence.

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