We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Tax Accountant to join our Finance Department. Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for tax research, strategy and reporting for the Association and its three subsidiaries. You will prepare the non-proft, corporate and sales and use tax returns of AAAS, AAAS Science International (UK), AAAS Fellowships Program, and AAAS Science China; liaise with tax consultants; advise on tax issues; and be the lead contact for tax-related questions.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You’ll Do
Research, coordinate and prepare the tax returns of the Association and its subsidiaries (including foreign tax filings in the UK and China). Research impact of new or proposed activities and communicate these ideas to management. Develop strategies and make recommendations designed to minimize tax effect to the Association. Authorize payments for taxes due as needed
Oversee China office finances for accuracy, completeness, and proper recording in the general ledger. Work closely with consultants in China for monthly reporting, tax compliance, audit, and the financial statements of AAAS Science Development Beijing. Participate in subsidiary team meetings to ensure solid communication between various areas working with overseas offices
Evaluate information and make determination of independent contractor classification status and communicate results to the appropriate staff persons. Inform staff of independent contractor issues
Assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of an automated contract management solution, and train staff to use this tool
Manage the charities registration and filings by reviewing the annual filings for the many states that require AAAS to report on activities due to our fundraising efforts
Prepare filings for the Canadian GST and state sales taxes; Research related issues;
Research tax issues to determine the concerns of hiring staff in certain states
Perform other senior level accounting duties
Maintain a solid base of technical skills, knowledge and practices within the accounting department to ensure competent levels of performance to support the CFO, Director of Finance and Director, ASI Operations and International Office Administration as needed
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant subject
3-5 years’ experience in tax preparation for non-profit
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or regulations
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Strong Excel knowledge is required
Knowledge of ProSystemFX or similar tax software. Knowledge of Lawson is a plus
Excellent analytical and time management skills
Strong reconciliation skills
Strong attention to detail
Application Process Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by April 5, 2019. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
About American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science, engineering and innovation for the benefit of all people. With more than 120,000 individual members in over 91 countries, we are the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through our Science family of journals.