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Senior Tax Analyst

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Home, PA
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for all aspects of the tax compliance function and tax accounting function, including the performance of tax research and planning. In performing these duties, the individual will need to keep abreast of changes in tax law and will be expected to identify tax issues and opportunities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for government mandated tax filings for Highmark Health and subsidiaries, both wholly and jointly owned.
    • Assure the timely completion and remittance of tax filings in accordance with both internal and external deadlines.
    • Responsible for the necessary calculations supporting the tax filings for which detailed work papers and documentation are maintained to back-up such calculations. Responsible for the necessary forms, as well as any necessary attachments and/or elections related to the tax filings using the applicable software.
    • Identify both issues and opportunities providing a resolution/recommendation to Tax Management.
  • Responsible for tax provisions (GAAP & STAT) of Highmark Health and Subsidiaries, both wholly and jointly owned.
    • Assure the timely completion of tax provisions in accordance with both internal and external deadlines.
    • Responsible for the necessary calculations, including (but not limited to) current calculations, deferred calculation roll forwards, effective tax rate reconciliations, tax account roll forwards, uncertain tax positions, etc., supporting the tax provisions (monthly/quarterly/year-end) for which detailed work papers and documentation are maintained to back-up such calculations.
    • Responsible for the necessary financial statement disclosures
    • Identify both issues and opportunities providing a resolution/recommendation to Tax Management.
  • Perform tax research/planning for Highmark Health and subsidiaries, both wholly and jointly owned.
    • Assist in research and planning functions so as to determine the tax consequences and effectively communicate to the applicable parties.
  • Responsible for tax forecasts of Highmark Health and subsidiaries, both wholly and jointly owned.
    • Responsible for the necessary calculations supporting the tax forecasts for which detailed work papers and documentation are maintained to back-up such calculations.
  • Responsible for management of federal and state/local examinations.
  • Display effective communication skills.
    • Provide and assist Tax Management in the representation of Highmark Health and subsidiaries, both wholly and jointly owned, before applicable government authorities
    • Provide and assist Tax Management with periodic meetings including with the subsidiaries to discuss business and tax issues/opportunities.
    • Provide and assist Tax Management with external auditors
    • Provide and assist Tax Management with the providing of direction, counseling, and instruction to other Tax Staff.
  • Keep abreast of changes in tax law at all levels of government, in order to provide guidance on the actual or potential impact of such change.
    • Responsible for researching various legislation summaries, tax journals and tax-related publications, as well as on-line databases, and provide pertinent information to impacted areas/parties.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION


Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field

Substitutions

  • 6 years of related and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree


Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or Taxation

EXPERIENCE


Required

  • 5-10 years of relevant, progressive experience in the area of specialization
  • Tax accounting (ASC 740), tax compliance and planning experience either in a corporate tax department or public accounting firm

Preferred

  • Auditing experience or accounting experience.
  • Statutory accounting experience and knowledge of insurance taxation
  • Knowledge of federal taxes (corporations, partnerships, trusts, tax-exempt organizations, property and casualty insurance companies, life insurance companies, employee benefits, individual taxes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of state and local taxes and regulations for a multitude of jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) 
  • Ability to coordinate knowledge in tax, GAAP and statutory accounting to design transactions and communicate the impacts of those transactions.

LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS


Required

  • None

Preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Licensed Attorney

SKILLS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Client focused with strong business acumen
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to think strategically and act proactively to create strong trust and confidence with business units
  • Strong innovative problem-solving capabilities

Language (Other than English):

None

Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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