Senior Federal Income Tax Accountant (closed)
Gerdau is the fourth largest overall steel company and the second largest minimill steel producer in North America. The company has the capacity to manufacture over 12 million tons of mill finished steel products annually. Through an integrated network of minimills, steel scrap recycling facilities, and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout North America.
We believe our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. We see customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit as a measure of performance.
Gerdau is currently seeking a Senior Federal Income Tax Accountant for its Tampa, FL facility. Relocation is not provided for this position.
The Senior Tax Accountant -- Federal (“Federal Tax Senior”) will primarily participate in all areas of the U.S. federal, state, and local tax functions. The individual will also serve in a support role for the Canadian tax functions, as necessary. The individual will be primarily responsible for managing all income tax compliance related to the company’s federal, state AND local taxes and timely estimated payments. Responsibilities will include preparation of book-tax differences, state modifications, apportionment data, tax-related research, as well as coordination of the return preparation with external consultants. The Federal Tax Senior will also be primarily responsible for the administration and monitoring of procedures and internal controls within the tax function in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley S. 404 compliance. Responsibilities will include updating the tax procedure memo on a quarterly basis, reviewing actual tax procedure to ensure they are in accordance with the corresponding memo, and acting as a liaison with internal audit to stay abreast of any changes to the enacted laws.
The Federal Tax Senior will assist with financial statement reporting and disclosure of tax accruals in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This position will also assist in managing audit exposure and reporting of cross-border transactions to the federal authorities including maintaining contemporaneous transfer pricing documentation.
The Federal Tax Senior will also be responsible for maintaining professional affiliations and relationships required to perform duties.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
This position is responsible for managing the company’s federal, state, and local income tax compliance, and assisting with the overall income tax planning and research. The Federal Tax Senior will report directly to the Federal Tax Manager who reports to the Director of Taxes.
Managing tax compliance is an essential function of the tax department, necessary to avoid additional costs in terms of late penalties and interest. The preparation of the income tax returns, estimated income tax reports and forms, and calculation of estimated and installment payments are critical job elements. The Federal Tax Senior shall prepare all tax reports and make appropriate payments in an accurate and timely basis so as to avoid additional costs. These reports include informational and withholding filings for cross-border transactions. Upon designated approval of the tax reports, the position prepares payment vouchers and submits appropriate book entries for proper recording. When audits occur, the position works closely with tax officials to resolve compliance issues and minimize exposure.
Tax planning is a creative approach primarily focused on reduction of tax expense and maximizing cash flow. This requires a thorough knowledge of tax laws, rulings, regulations and court cases. The ability to think creatively and an intimate knowledge of the Company’s business are essential.
The position operates in an environment redefined by corporate governance and tax transparency. This environment imposes greater scrutiny on the tax department and highlights the importance of operating with effective policies and procedures in place to ensure compliance with diverse disclosure requirements. The Federal Tax Senior will be primarily responsible for the implementation and monitoring of internal controls and procedures within the tax function to ensure effective risk management and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
The Federal Tax Senior will assist with the preparation and recording of the consolidated income tax provision including financial statement reporting and disclosure of tax accruals in accordance with IFRS. The position will assist the Tax Manager in providing the supporting tax documentation for the tax accrual disclosures to the Tax Director in a timely manner for final review and approval.
The company operates manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States in a multi-national environment. The company is also vertically integrated and does engage in cross border transactions. The U.S. and Canadian tax authorities impose strict regulatory requirements on acceptable documentation necessary to substantiate an equitable price for these transactions. Creating and maintaining this documentation is a key responsibility of this position.
The position requires travel for the purpose of keeping abreast of tax issues and training, resolving tax disputes, and keeping familiar with Company operations.
- Qualifications include 2 to 4 years of public accounting experience with Big 4 experience a plus, or 4 to 6 years experience in corporate taxation or related field with primary emphasis in taxes.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited university is required.
- CPA (or CPA candidate) with an advanced degree is preferred.
- Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is preferred
- Strong communication skills with excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
- Knowledge of software packages for tax preparation, tax filing, tax research, and financial systems (general ledger, fixed assets, accounts payable, sales, etc.) preferred
- SAP experience preferred
- Flexible to travel when necessary to visit Company locations, attend meetings or hearings with local taxing authorities, attend training seminars, etc.
- Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
Gerdau offers opportunities for advancement in an ever challenging, high-tech environment based in Tampa, FL. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to grow with a world-class, multinational company. We recognize the contributions of our team members and provide opportunities for advancement.
Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT!
Medical and Prescription
Health and Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life, Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Gerdau is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to diversifying its workforce. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.