Carnegie Mellon University's Tax Department is searching for an Accountant. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing critical support by ensuring that the University is in compliance with federal, state and local tax laws. You will be responsible for the preparation of the day-to-day tasks within the Tax Department to ensure that the University is meeting compliance requirements and to protect the University's tax exempt status.
Core responsibilities will include:
To prepare all work papers and schedules required for the accurate preparation and review of the University's Form 990 and 990-T, as well as all other Form 990's prepared by the University Tax Department.
To prepare all monthly, quarterly and yearly tax filings, which include but are not limited to:
PA/CA/NY sales tax returns
City of Pittsburgh Parking Tax returns
City of Pittsburgh Amusement Tax return
Personal property and real estate tax filings
Maintain all daily tax work, which include but are not limited to:
Foreign national treaty benefits review
Processing of non-qualified scholarship, non-employee prize/award and non-employee gift forms
Review of non-employee expense reports to ensure they are in compliance with the University's Business and Travel Expense Policy
Work directly with the Tax Analyst to ensure that all University tax filings are accurate and filed timely
Be a resource for the campus community to reach out to when they have questions regarding any of the Tax Department functions
Assist in implementing any University initiatives into the Tax Department
You should have a willingness to learn and face challenges, excellent oral presentation and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management. Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the tax department. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
This is a normally sedentary position with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to other campus locations; may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc. Work is usually performed in an office setting. There may be close contact with computer display for long periods of time.
In order to meet deadlines overtime may be required which could necessitate evening or weekend hours; ability to maintain detailed records; ability to organize and prioritize work for self.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required
Three to five years of accounting experience required; experience in tax highly desired
Ability to handle complex tax issues and situations in compliance with the highest professional standards and ethical behaviors
Ability to manage stress, work under pressure with short deadlines, and demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.