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Senior Tax Analyst

Job ID 376385BR Location 300 WILMOT RD , DEERFIELD, IL
Job Summary

Responsible for providing support on state income and sales and use tax audits. Actively monitors developments within business operations and provide recommendations on related tax matters. Collaborates with other Corporate Departments as necessary. Assists in minimizing tax liability through best practices and knowledge of tax laws and regulations. Provides proficiency within a tax function by interpreting business issues and applying best practices. Assists in solving tax problems and serves as an experienced resource to provide new perspectives and identify solutions.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepares tax filings and/or responses to tax auditor inquiries and analyzes various tax laws, regulations and procedures.
  • Responsible for implementing projects related to tax filings and audits. Analyzes and summarizes tax information and prepares reports.
  • Collaborates with internal departments and external consultants, as required.
  • Serves as the tax liaison to business units/subsidiaries.
  • Assists and participates in the transition planning and implementation of procedures for new tax processes. Provides changes or enhancements to ensure “best practice” policies and procedures to gain synergies across all lines of business units.
  • Supports team in the formulation of analyses and recommendations relating to assigned tax area.
  • Participates in projects and process improvements for the department.
  • Mentors and develops tax analysis.
  • Third party audit requests are in compliance with government regulations and contract terms. Addresses issues / claims and corrects error root-causes.
  • Maintains active communication of tax results and issues.
  • Assists and participates in mergers & acquisitions, and tax planning initiatives.

Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company OR a high school diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company.
  • At least 1 year of experience analyzing and reporting financial data.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company OR a high school diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience with public accounting, corporate tax and/or accounting at a firm, State department of revenue or company.
  • Experience in accounting system data retrieval.
  • Experience developing written communications.
  • Experience providing support on state income and sales and use tax audits.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel that includes Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Vlookups, and creating custom formulas.

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