Senior Tax Accountant

White Plains

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Senior Tax Accountant. This position will be responsible for assisting the global tax department with domestic and international compliance including timely completing and filing applicable federal and state tax returns, drafting and submitting tax notices, remitting timely and accurate payments, and other ad hoc projects as requested.

  • Responsible for compiling, reviewing, and/or analyzing accurate financial data for the preparation of the Firm's U.S. tax returns, including but not limited to:
    • the Firm's federal and state partnership tax returns and related K-1s;
    • U.S. composite and withholding payments and returns;
    • other tax entity-level related filings; and
    • related corporate tax returns
  • Provide technical analysis and application of U.S. federal and state partnership tax rules
  • Assist with preparation of international partnership tax returns as needed
  • Prepare accurate and reliable work papers to support filings of domestic and international partnership tax returns.
  • Calculate entity and partner level quarterly estimated taxes, prepare vouchers and payments and review partner memos and other deliverables
  • Analyze and verify partner taxes paid/withheld as well as partner allocations
  • Develop an expert working knowledge of the Firm's general ledger system and internal Partner Accounting System to analyze, compile, and reconcile relevant accounts on a quarterly basis
  • Perform timely review of tax notices and take appropriate action to address the notice by drafting response letters and compiling requested data
  • Perform tax research and keep current on relevant tax law developments and changes
  • Develop and train staff member(s)
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others
  • Comply with and understand Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. federal and state partnership tax rules as well as an understanding of debits and credits
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel to execute complex functions (e.g., index/match, pivot tables, formula nesting, conditional formatting)
  • Willingness and ability to perform tasks at all levels, from detailed preparation to high-level review
  • Positive demeanor, commitment to improve processes and desire to learn
  • Effectively multi-task in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, prioritize and manage multiple deliverables with competing timelines and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of four plus years of related experience
  • Experience with CCH Pro System FX preferred
  • Prior experience with online tax research tools (CCH, RIA, BNA) a plus
  • CPA or EA a plus
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