Tax Associate

6 days left

Washington, DC
Sep 08, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Tax Associate interested in collaborating with the Tax Senior, Tax Manager and Global Head of Tax in building a modern and forward-looking Tax Department.

The purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has propelled the company into the elite set of US digital publishers. Along with the robust investment and record-breaking growth in digital revenue, traffic, and subscriptions comes the responsibility of accurately and timely complying with increasing tax reporting requirements. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge to different areas of domestic tax. You will be collaborating with the Tax Director on building and managing effective domestic tax compliance processes.

A successful candidate is tax professional with domestic or international income tax compliance experience who is also interested in learning about indirect tax types that a business is responsible for (sales tax, use tax, property tax, other miscellaneous tax types) and treasury functions. A strong candidate in this position must be organized, possess a sense of urgency, and be able to communicate effectively with internal departments as well as external vendors to prepare tax returns. Strong Excel skills are also essential for this role as all the return data is aggregated in Excel prior to migrating to a tax software. The candidate must be comfortable with frequently changing priorities and prioritizing competing deadlines. The candidate is motivated to explore automation opportunities and assist the Tax Team with developing new and/or improved compliance processes. The candidate will collaborate and build effective working relationships with Tax Team members and other teams within the organization.

  • You are a tax professional with 1+ years of domestic or international income tax compliance background (partnership preferred but not required) looking to expand your tax knowledge to other domestic and international taxes applicable to a US business (sales and use tax, property taxes, other applicable taxes).
  • You are exceptionally organized and thorough, yet capable of moving quickly, managing several projects at the same time and meeting deadlines. You have no problem with changing priorities.
  • You have a proven track record of contributing on simultaneous projects.
  • You have the motivation to reengineer your day-to-day processes to increase speed, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • You have experience with Excel and look for opportunities to automate manual processes.
  • You are obsessed with quality, self-review, and excellent customer service.
  • You are comfortable with asking questions and having productive conversations across the organization.
  • You take ownership of your projects.
  • You are comfortable working and supporting a remote team.
  • You are comfortable with taking direction and working directly with the Tax Senior, Tax Manager or Global Head of Tax based on project needs.


Tax Compliance:
  • Maintain timely compliance of all domestic and international tax related filings by collaborating with other Tax Team members and third-party providers to timely prepare and file Federal, state, and foreign income tax returns (including managing third-party providers for transfer pricing reporting), Federal excise tax returns, property tax returns, local business license tax returns, state, foreign registration filings, preparing reports and calculations for sales/excise/occupation tax/VAT/GST compliance.
  • Assist the Tax Senior and Tax Manager in collecting data for the annual R&D credit by attending engineering meetings, organizing support documents, and reviewing surveys.
  • Identify new filing obligations in the US and internationally by monitoring tax news that impact the Company's operations its direct and indirect tax nexus.
  • Collaborate with the Tax Senior and Tax Manager to ensure that tax liabilities are timely remitted by calculating quarterly estimated payments and nonresident withholding requirements.
  • Meet tax statutory deadlines by maintaining the domestic and international tax calendar.
  • Support the Company's month close process by working with the Tax Senior and Tax Manager to prepare monthly and quarterly tax accruals and budget.
  • Maintain the tax office mailbox by reviewing and scanning received mail on a bi-weekly basis.

Ad Hoc Tasks:
  • Assist the Tax Senior and Tax Manager on addressing queries and requests from internal business units by actively monitoring a shared team e-mailbox.
  • Support special purpose projects and new initiatives by partnering with the Tax Manager, Global Head of Tax and collaborating with other internal departments.
  • Timely respond to notices and inquiries from tax authorities by collaborating with Tax Team members and third-party consultants.

  • Improve manual processes by leveraging automation tools such as UI Path Studio X.
  • Work with Tax Team members to increase efficiency and speed by actively searching for ways to automate existing processes and workbooks.

  • Collaborate with the Tax Manager and Global Head of Tax on Global Mobility projects by assisting with foreign tax and bank account registrations on an as needed basis.
  • Collaborate with the Global Head of Tax on complying with US and foreign bank regulations by timely responding to various banking information reporting and compliance requests.
  • On a monthly basis, fund international bank accounts by reviewing respective balances and submitting funding requests when appropriate.
  • On as needed basis provide administrative support to maintain banking portals by adding/removing users, setting appropriate approval limits, and trouble shooting portal issues.

  • 1+ years of relevant tax compliance experience.
  • Bachelor's in Accounting (Master's in Tax preferred) from an accredited college/university.
  • Advanced Excel skills (ability to work with large data sets and other calculation schedules, automate and simplify processes via advanced Excel capabilities, etc.)
  • OneSource or GoSystem is a plus, but not required.
  • BNA Fixed Assets is a plus, but not required.
  • Natural curiosity to learn.
  • Demonstrated behaviors in problem-solving.
  • Strong bias for process improvement.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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