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Senior Tax Research Analyst

Company: H&R Block
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

What you'll do... At H&R Block, we are in search of people with bold ideas who can collaborate across and beyond the enterprise to ensure a great client experience and help execute key company imperatives. We need problem-solvers willing to bring thoughtful, well informed solutions to complex problems. We need bold, resilient achievers like you to help influence the future of H&R Block. JOB SUMMARY Monitors and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a tax research project team to identify and resolve tax related issues; ensures adherence to research standards. Provides training and assistance to Tax Research Analysts, Associates, and Assistants. Performs independent research, analysis, and planning on complex federal and state tax issues. JOB DUTIES

  • Monitors and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a tax research project team to identify and resolve tax related issues; ensures adherence to research standards; provides training and assistance to Tax Research Analysts, Associates, and Assistants.
  • Performs independent research, analysis, and planning on complex federal and state tax issues. Responsible for preparing complete and accurate tax returns for employees or members of a business client contractually engaged by the Tax Institute and providing exceptional customer service utilizing tax and document management software, phone and email. Researches, analyzes, evaluates and answers technical tax questions from field management and tax professionals.
  • Monitors and analyzes new tax developments to determine effects. Develops written analysis of new tax law, rulings, case law, and regulations for dissemination to field associates, other WHQ departments, and the general public.
  • Researches tax and financial issues and provides explanations, analysis and recommendations to other departments.
  • Evaluates tax questions received by mail, telephone and other electronic sources to ascertain exact nature of the issue, researches applicable tax law and regulations, makes recommendations providing best tax treatment for the client while minimizing Company liability.
  • Supports financial advisors by researching questions in the context of financial planning applications. Writes, edits, and/or proof reads the tax content for financial advisors.
  • Plans, researches, develops, and writes research projects and training materials related to tax topics, tax advice, or other financial issues. Ensures projects are completed within established time frame.
  • Coordinates, develops, and/or assists in researching tax issues to support other departments. Provides technical assistance as required.
  • Other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field or and equivalent combination of education and experience. Credential regulated under Circular 230 (Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney) or CFP credential.
    • A minimum of four years tax research experience.
    • Operational knowledge of tax law and regulations sufficient to understand and explain elements of personal, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, estate, gift, and international taxation.
    • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures and techniques.
    • Understanding of financial planning principles, concepts, and practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively research complex tax issues and effectively communicate findings.
    • Ability to interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions to highly complex tax situations.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Writing skills sufficient to communicate technical tax information in a clear manner for educational and training materials.
    • Ability to clearly explain complex tax situations.
    • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.
    • Effective project management skills to complete assignments on time and within budget.
    • Demonstrated critical conceptual and intellectual skills.
    • Ability to use a systematic approach in solving problems through analysis and evaluation of alternative solutions.
    • Ability to interact effectively with all levels within the company.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Experience with both individual and business returns including pass-through entities.
      • Experience in project manager and/or people leadership. About H&R Block... We're here to live our purpose to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives. We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation. It would be even better if you also had...
        • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the company.
        • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
        • Demonstrated critical, conceptual, intellectual, and problem-solving skills.
        • Ability to interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions to highly complex tax situations.
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively research complex tax issues and effectively communicate findings.
        • Proficiency with at least one online tax research tool.
        • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures and techniques.
        • Writing skills to explain complex tax information in a clear manner and in plain language.
        • Circular 230 credentials (Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney) or willing to obtain within one year of employment.
        • Operational knowledge of tax law and regulations sufficient to understand and explain elements of personal, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, estate, gift, and international taxation. What you'll bring to the team... Education:
          • Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience. Work Experience:
            • 5 years Minimum related work experience #hrbjob

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