UPC Insurance

Senior Tax Accountant

Job Locations US-FL-St. Petersburg


Summary: The Sr. Tax Accountant’s primary job responsibility is the preparation of the monthly/quarterly GAAP and STAT tax provision.  This includes preparing of journal entries and reconciliations.  This person should be detail-oriented, organized, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries for areas assigned
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations for areas assigned
  • Coordinate outsourced tax preparation work and assist with preparing, reviewing, and filing tax returns in a timely manner, including year-end tax provision and accruals
  • Prepare the necessary supporting schedules for the federal and state income tax return filings, including state apportionment calculations
  • Assist in the preparation of calculations for quarterly estimated tax and extension payments, and submit electronic payments to the taxing authorities
  • Review and respond to federal and state tax notices
  • Coordinate audits by various taxation authorities, as needed
  • Implement and maintain internal controls within the tax function
  • Document processes and procedures in accordance with public company standards (SOX 404)
  • Assist in providing quarterly and annual deliverables to external and internal auditors
  • Document and explain changes in tax law or application of current tax law to changes in business practices
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly and annual statutory statements (Yellow Books)
  • Provide assistance and backup to other team members to ensure deadlines are met
  • Contribute to process improvements and implementation of automated financial tools
  • Handle special projects and other duties as assigned


Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Tax, or related field
  • CPA designation is a plus, but not required
  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in corporate tax, preferred experience in public accounting
  • Understanding of taxation of insurance companies is a plus
  • Multi-state corporate tax experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

Required Skills: 

  • Understanding of U.S. corporate tax law and the technical aspects of compliance
  • Proficient knowledge of ASC 740 calculations
  • Experience with SSAP 101 calculations is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, adaptable, positive attitude, and strong work ethic
  • Strong communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Detail oriented with critical & analytical thinking skills


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Motivation/Initiative: Motivated and curious, willing to ask questions, research issues, and take on challenging projects/assignments; creative, brings new ideas to the table, exhibits self-confidence.  Has strong achievement motivation and tenacity. 
  • Administrative Skills: Possesses ability to organize and follow-through on multiple tasks, recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency, and effectively prioritizes work. Works to complete goals, tasks, and plans, and anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions.
  • Interpersonal Style: (Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Teamwork); develops/ maintains effective working relationships; listens attentively to others; communicates ideas clearly (written & verbal); relates to people in an open/ sincere manner; participates effectively in meetings; assists in finding solutions as well as identifying problems; communicates appropriately with supervisor and co-workers. Able to maintain calm and reliable demeanor in the face of challenges.
  • Self-Management: (Adaptability/Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Autonomy); adapts readily to changes in routine; works effectively in stressful situations; needs limited guidance and direction; is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; is reliable and dependable; is results-oriented; maintains productivity and composure under pressure; views problems as opportunities to create solutions.
  • Thinking Skills: Diagnoses problems efficiently; gathers sufficient input before making decision or plans; makes timely decision, quickly determines sources of problem, identifies information needed to solve problem and analyzes alternative solutions, communicates issues and decisions effectively to team. 
  • Customer Orientation: Sensitive & responsive to internal and external customer needs; demonstrates skills in customer services and satisfaction; maintains a positive attitude, willing to listen to customer problems and seeks solutions; stays in tune with changing needs of customers.


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