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Tax Compliance Supervisor

Job ID: 4696

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

The Tax Compliance Supervisor will support the Director of Taxes and the Tax Accounting Manager in the management, preparation and review of partnership and other business tax returns, estimates, extensions, and provide support for inquiries from various tax authorities. This position will supervise and mentor the department’s tax analysts. This individual will work with both internal and external parties and must be able to handle multiple projects concurrently.

  • Manage the Firmwide tax compliance calendar to ensure the accurate and timely submission of all tax returns.
  • Oversee all aspects of the US federal and state income tax compliance process.
  • Work with the Director of Taxes and the Tax Accounting Manager to manage and develop the tax analysts.
  • Develop and review the Firm’s tax trial balance to ensure accuracy (e.g. all accruals and other adjustments are accounted for).
  • Manage the preparation and review of the quarterly estimated tax calculations.  
  • Calculate and track partner allocations and tax basis.
  • Prepare footnotes for K-1 reporting purposes.
  • Assist in gathering information necessary to support inquiries from various taxing authorities.
  • Liaise with outside tax consultants on various tax studies (e.g. M&E, etc.).
  • Assist the Tax Director and Tax Manager with implementation of tax planning opportunities, process efficiencies and quality improvements.
  • Monitor current and proposed tax law changes to assess impact to the partnership and partners.
  • Work with Tax Director and Tax Manager to documents tax policies and procedures.
  • Other related duties and special projects as required.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The Tax Compliance Supervisor will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA certification or MST is preferred.
  • Law firm/professional services firm experience with both US and International operations is desired. Experience with a “Big 4” or other National CPA firm is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing the preparation and/or preparation of US federal, state, and local income tax returns is required.
  • This individual should be proactive, results oriented, and have the ability to communicate with personnel at all levels.
  • The ability to collaborate and effectively facilitate information sharing within Finance and other functions within the Firm to meet sensitive tax filing deadlines through the year is required.
  • The candidate needs to be a critical thinker who possesses a high level of intellectual curiosity, while at the same time is comfortable navigating the details involved with the tax function and its responsibilities.
  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary to complete time sensitive responsibilities.

Technologies/Software

  • MS Office with emphasis on Word and Excel

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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