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Tax Analyst

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000181785

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Job Description:

At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide—building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy—and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee, including our Global Tax team, moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe.

As a Tax Analyst in the U.S. Reporting and Analysis group, you will be responsible for aspects of the U.S Consolidated Federal Income Tax return with a focus on Federal income tax activities. This experienced tax professional will be a valued member on a team that performs complex compliance and provision activities, leads and/or supports special projects, and provides support for the IRS income tax audit.

You will have the opportunity to expand your direct income tax experience in multiple U.S. Federal tax technical areas as well as having great opportunities for career progression.  The role will challenge you to combine technical and business knowledge to complete a high-quality work product, adapt to a rapidly changing legislative environment by documenting compliance positions and demonstrate critical thinking skills through the implementation of controls and analysis.

Your job duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tax Compliance Management & Review:
    • Prepares U.S. Federal Pro-Forma 1120 returns and other U.S. Federal computations for areas such as financial products, compensation and BEAT.
    • Liaises with technical specialists to ensure appropriate preparation and review on technical or higher risk areas.
  • Tax Planning Support & Special Projects: 
    • Analyzes and interprets proposed changes to U.S. tax legislations and regulations with regard to the impact on U.S. Federal compliance requirements or calculations, requiring in-depth experience, knowledge and judgment. 
    • Applies tax research results to optimize enterprise tax effects. 
    • Leads process improvement projects. 
    • Directs, leads or participates on teams within or outside of the U.S. Reporting and Analysis group on Global Tax initiatives.
  • IRS Audit Support:
    • Provides analysis for U.S. tax audits.
    • Develops and reviews responses to inquiries from taxing authorities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's level degree related to Accounting or an approved certification (CPA/CMA)
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible tax related experience at Big 4 public accounting firm and/or large multinational corporation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong U.S. Federal tax compliance experience
  • Experience with tax processes/systems/software (CorpTax, SAP BPC, Excel)
  • Proven ability to manage projects
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative, good judgment, and superior communication skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented personality with the ability to build and foster relationships throughout the organization
  • Understanding of accounting and business processes, and enterprise operations

Additional Information:

  • Location: This position would ideally be located in  Peoria, IL, Dallas, TX or Chicago, IL ; however open to considering other Caterpillar facilities within the U.S. (candidates permanent address must be within 50-mile driving distance to a Caterpillar facility)
  • Domestic relocation will be offer to those who qualify
  • 10-15% travel is expected

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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