Tax Accountant - Remote

Rockville, VA
Apr 22, 2021
May 20, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat has a new opportunity available for a Tax Accountant. In this deadline driven role, your initiative and problem-solving abilities will be key as you help the Corporate Controller in the preparation of information necessary to complete Federal, State Local, and international taxes as well as to act as the main liaison with outside tax advisors and consultants.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Compile, analyze, and review financial information used to prepare S corporate income tax returns.
  • Assist in the preparation and/or review of corporate federal, state, local, and foreign income tax returns and required periodic payments of estimated taxes.
  • Prepare and file all monthly and periodic non-income tax returns including, but not limited to, sales and use, GST, personal property, unclaimed property, gross receipts and other miscellaneous taxes.
  • Research and respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • Serve as the main liaison with external tax accountants and advisors for responding to inquiries and gathering of information in order to ensure timely and accurate preparation and filing of various returns
  • Perform international, federal, state and local tax research and assist in tax audits.
  • Responsible for responding to all international and domestic tax notices.
  • Support various special projects and assist with ad hoc tax assignments as needed in all areas of tax, including assistance with research & development studies, oversight of the fixed assets tax ledger, tax notice correspondence, etc.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of corporate tax experience in either public accounting or a corporate tax department, including Federal, State and Local tax experience.
  • Experience with not for profit tax (990), unrelated business income tax
  • Proficient with ASC 740 and experience preparing/reviewing tax provisions for a multinational company.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA preferred.
  • Experience with taxes related to a professional services firm, preferably within the government contracting industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tax rules and regulations.
  • International tax experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Able to work with large data sets and have the resources and knowledge to manipulate and structure data that is meaningful and useful.  

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.