State Tax Accountant

Tax Accountant Needed - Hybrid Opportunity w/ Reputable Organization

  • Houston, TX
  • $70,000 - $95,000
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A bit about us:

A reputable company within the funeral services industry, voted "Best Places to Work" 3x years in a row, is looking to add a State Tax Accountant to their team out of their Houston, Tx or New Orleans, LA location!

Why join us?

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • 50/50 Hybrid Work Environment
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Opportunity for Career Growth
  • Voted "Best Places to Work" 3x years in a row
  • Compassionate & Empathetic Organization with outstanding employee retention

Job Details

Prepares U.S. state and local income and franchise tax returns, including estimated payments and extensions. Also, will assist in the preparation of the interim and annual tax reports, including the calculation of book to tax differences, tax basis balance sheets, tax accounting journal entries and account reconciliations. Additionally, will assist with notices and audits received from state and local tax authorities.


Prepares U.S. State and Local corporate income and franchise tax returns, including preparation of all forms, schedules, attachments, and supporting workpapers

Prepares state modification computations, analysis of enacted tax legislation, and other supporting calculations for compliance and tax accounting purposes

Prepares estimated tax payments and extensions, including all required forms/voucher; obtains necessary approvals and processes authorized payments

Prepares monthly and/or quarterly accounting entries to record payments submitted via electronic funds transfer as well as any required adjustments, reclasses, or discrete entries

Researches and analyzes existing federal and state statutes, regulations, and court cases to apply to specific company transactions or filings to determine applicable tax position

Minimizes tax liabilities through sound and informed application of tax laws and regulations permitting alternative treatment of taxable items

Researches newly enacted tax legislation and court decisions to determine effect on the Company and the state effective tax rate

Involved in the monthly and quarterly accounting close process with respect to ASC 740, including account analysis and reconciliation

Track and monitor state Net Operating Losses and Valuation Allowances

Assists business units with state or local income/franchise tax issues that may arise

Assists on special projects, federal and state income tax audits and the quarterly external audit under the supervision of the Tax Manager

Assists with processing of returns and payments via e-filing or certified mail; may assist in tracking and annotating tax returns

Collaborates with the internal audit department for internal audit processes, procedure documentation and SOX compliance

Collects data for the negotiation and settlement of tax notices and audits from tax authorities

May assist in training of staff or interns to meet all company strategic goals and objectives

Minimum Requirements Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline


Three (3) years of experience in the preparation of corporate income tax returns

Two (2) years of experience with tax accounting and provision

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Experience with corporate tax software, such as CORPTAX

Experience with ERP/general ledger software, such as ORACLE

Proficient with MS Office applications and strong working knowledge of Excel

Familiarity with data analysis tools, such as ALTERYX

Basic general ledger/GAAP understanding

Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to teamwork and inter-departmental partnerships, but also able to work independently and with minimal supervision

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong analytical and technical skills and attention to detail

Knowledge of federal and state tax laws and regulations, accounting-related application of such, and ability to exercise independent judgment within established processes and procedures

Ability to produce a quality and timely deliverable
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Houston, TX
Job Type
$70,000 - $95,000