Tax Accountant, Indirect Tax
Finance

Overview:

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE: GATX) is an industry leader with 125+ years of success—success that is powered by our people. We are proud of our high-performance culture, hard-working and enthusiastic management team, and beautiful office space in the Willis Tower.

 

At GATX, we hire the best and offer our employees a dynamic, energetic, collaborative environment to enable them to make an impact from day one. Enjoy the perks and benefits of a global company with the close-knit culture and community of a much smaller one. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to providing our people with the tools and resources they need to move forward in their careers. And, thanks to our employees, in 2023 we were named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the fourth time!

 

The Tax Analyst  (TA), Indirect Tax, is responsible for analyzing and preparing Sales Tax returns for all US Companies, Canadian:  Employment returns, and Payroll Tax deposits.  This individual will also assist the Sr. Manager, Indirect Tax in providing assistance on audits, various projects, and communication with customers as necessary. This is a remote role.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare State and local sales tax returns for multiple GATX companies subject to the review of the Sr. Manager, Indirect Tax.  This responsibility includes researching tax laws and cases and assembling and analyzing data used in the return preparation process.
     
    • Review all IT invoices (software licenses, updates, etc.) related to the Chicago Transaction Tax, determining the taxability of each invoice and providing guidance to the AP department.
    • Research various sales tax issues and communicate findings to appropriate party; including preparing exemption certificates.
    • Prepare and review sales tax accrual amounts on a quarterly basis.
  • Prepare the payroll tax deposits and employment taxes for the US and Canada.  Research and analyze data used in the return preparation process, and reconciliation of the tax accounts on a quarterly basis.
  • Plan for ways to minimize sales & use taxes, identify tax saving opportunities; review state and local tax legislation.  Perform tax research and prepare tax memoranda in connection with such planning
  • Various special project work.  Project work includes all areas of tax and varies from month to month.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required :

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Accounting or Finance
  • 1-2 years Sales Tax experience is preferred.
  • Payroll tax experience a plus
  • Proficiency in multiple PC applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Power BI, SAP and Vertex experience a plus.

Key Competencies: 

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter with good problem solving skills
  • Ability to be self-sufficient, proactive, and to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments and meet timely deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Willingness/availability to work overtime as required.

 

Other:


This is a REMOTE role. However, you will be required to be in person at the Chicago corporate office for the weeks of quarter & year end. The expenses related to your travel will not be reimbursed by GATX.

 

As of April 8, 2024, the salary range for this position is $66,900.-$77,000. This range for this position is a reasonable estimate and takes into account several factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to geographic location, skill set, experience, education, training, internal equity and other business needs.

 

GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

 

 

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