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Accountant (Tax) at ITC Holdings in Novi, Michigan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains all records associated with the filing of federal tax returns; creates any schedules and reports required to support the filing of these tax returns; determines estimated tax payments.

  • Supports tax planning by providing budget and forecast information; reviews budgets and forecasts to assure appropriate accounting and tax compliance.

  • Assists with accounting and reporting for all current and deferred income taxes in compliance with ASC 740 (formerly SFAS 109, Accounting for Income Taxes), including preparation of monthly or quarterly accounting documentation (journal entries, account reconciliations, etc.) and preparing information for financial statement disclosures.

  • Provides support to external auditors by responding to questions, preparing schedules, etc. in the course of quarterly reviews and annual audits.

  • Analyze accounts to assure proper accounting of transactions; resolve any accounting issues. 

  • Researches IRS, SEC, FASB and FERC guidance on tax issues; recommends company positions and drafts position papers to support.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other business-related field.

  • Master's degree in accounting, taxation or business and/or CPA preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in tax, accounting or finance including two (2) years of income tax experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting and tax best practices. 

  • Ability to research and analyze complex data and provide recommendations to solve problems or improve processes.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) information to all levels (internally and externally) so that others not familiar with the area are able to understand information being provided.

  • Possesses sound analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Understanding of the importance of solid documentation and ability to apply these concepts.

  • Intermediate knowledge of personal computers (MS Office) and demonstrated ability to utilize to complete daily assignments.

  • Intermediate knowledge of financial systems with the ability to extract information as necessary to complete daily assignments.

  • Ability to work well on a team or independently.