Tax Manager Illinois

Full time
Based on Experience
illinois 13/01/2018   Full time Based on Experience
  • Great culture and rewarding work - knowing you are helping students build a better quality of life and who in turn, individually, make inspiring contributions to our global community!
  • Collaborative working environment with exposure to VP of Tax.
  • Tax team has a history of developing staff to promote internally and have low turnover.
  • With fairly new CFO and CEO leadership, in an exciting transformative period of advancement
  • Part of transformation is a new office location planned to the 28th floor of a prominent downtown office building with easy access to train stations. 
  • Good work/life balance.


  • Competitive compensation with a 10% annual target bonus and 401k
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Relocation assistance may be considered for the right candidate
  • Limited flex-time (working from home) may be considered
  • Education assistance program


Company is a leading global education provider


Reporting directly to the Tax Director, the key responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Managing the preparation and filing of federal income tax returns for all divisions of the company.
  • Responsible for the preparation of quarterly and annual tax accounting, including compliance with both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, as well as maintaining underlying work papers including journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for developing, documenting and maintaining all Tax Department internal controls necessary for compliance with Sarbanes/Oxley (SARBOX) requirements.
  • Manage IRS income and other federal tax audits, including tracking and documenting all required disclosures and correspondence with the IRS. 
  • This position works with outside advisors to look for ways to reduce the company’s federal and tax liability and provides support for due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field (advanced degree and/or CPA is a plus)
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible relevant tax experience
  • Must be a strong leader with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • PC skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, database applications and tax software products