Senior Tax Accountant (Rockville, MD)

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 June 2020
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Job Description

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Tax Accountant to support the Accounting Department in Rockville, Maryland. The primary focus is to support the Tax Department to ensure timely and accurate completion of the Company’s International tax filings and related tax accounting. The Senior Tax Accountant is actively involved in the preparation of international tax returns as well as U.S. Federal and state & local income/franchise tax returns. In addition, the Senior Tax Accountant will assist with other international and domestic tax filings, as needed, including coordinating with internal departments and outside service providers.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Company’s outside tax advisors in the preparation and filing of international tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of U.S. federal and state & local tax returns
  • Participate in international, federal and state & local tax audits
  • Coordinate tax matters on cross-functional initiatives with other departments, locations and business units to ensure proper compliance
  • Perform international, federal and state & local tax research
  • Assist in responding to all international and domestic tax notices
  • Participate in international, federal and state & local tax matters including the preparation of transfer pricing documentation, transfer pricing calculations, tax planning and international office set-up
  • Assist the Manager, Domestic & International Taxes with the preparation of the Company’s quarterly an annual tax provision work papers in accordance with ASC 740
  • Participate in the preparation of international and domestic audited financial statements
  • Assist the Manager, Domestic & International Taxes with the Company’s expat program including working with outside tax preparers as well as assisting the Human Resource Department with tax related issues as they arise
  • Participate in special projects as required


Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA and/or MST Degree preferred
  • International Tax experience
  • Must have knowledge of tax rules and regulations
  • Proficient with ASC 740 and experience preparing/reviewing tax provisions for multinational companies
  • Ability to collaborate in a cross functional team environment and be a strong communicator with the ability to interact with all levels of corporate staff and management
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of excel
  • Ability to manage a broad range of activities and multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail are a must
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and assume responsibility
  • Self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA and/or MST preferred
  • 3–5 years of experience in tax required

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development.

Specific areas we work in include:

  • Health
  • Education and workforce development
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Food security and agriculture
  • Housing and communities
  • Survey and data collection


Abt is a mission-driven company with a staff of 2,600. Our focus is on using evidence and cutting-edge methods to improve the lives and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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