Senior Tax Accountant for the Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey brands (collectively “Brands”) located in Milford, CT. Candidate will be expected to assist with federal and state income tax compliance, tax provision, FIN48, research, planning and audits for the ANN Taylor group of entities, subsidiaries of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. The Senior Tax Accountant will be part of the Ascena Corporate Tax team.
•Income tax compliance for the ANN entities
•Quarterly tax provision, FIN48 analysis and calculations, discrete items and tax account maintenance for ANN.
•Monitor changes in tax law, including analysis of legislative efforts, regulatory pronouncements (IRS, Treasury, state & foreign taxing authorities) and judicial developments, and evaluate the potential impact of such on ANN’s tax provision.
•Support corporate tax centralized functions for income tax reporting, indirect and international tax
•Gain a strong understanding of the Brands’ business activities
•Fixed assets review and reconciliations
•Assist with all income and franchise tax audits for the ANN entities
•Support corporate projects and analysis of related tax implications as required
•Undergraduate Degree in Accounting. Advanced degree in taxation preferred; MS of Taxation
•CPA or pursuing one a plus
•4-8 years’ experience in a Corporate Tax department or a national public accounting firm or a combination of both; retail industry experience in public or private a plus.
•Strong income tax compliance skills a must
•Significant experience working with federal and state income tax audits
•Knowledge of ASC740 and FIN 48 required.
•Ability to identify, analyze, research and resolve federal and state issues that may arise.
•Strong business acumen and technical skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with Accounting and Financial Reporting groups essential.
•Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills. Team player.
•Proficient in Microsoft Excel and data management is required. SAP and One Source Income Tax and Tax Provision experience a plus.