Transamerica Senior Tax Accountant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Job Description SummaryThe people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and workAre you interested in a tax accountant position? Do you crave for the variety to work in multiple areas of tax while collaborating with a team? Do you want to work for a company with a rich history and a passion for helping clients build a solid financial foundation for today and tomorrow?If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!Job Description

What You Will Do: In this position you will support three key functions of tax: quarterly financial statement reporting, compliance and tax filings, and tax advisory services on transactions within finance. You will research complicated tax issues, analyzes applicable tax laws, and document conclusions. You will have the opportunity to participate in team projects, offering your expertise to others to achieve tax department goals.

What You Will Learn: In this role, you will gain exposure to several areas of Transamerica’s tax team, while interacting with other groups within finance. You will also have the ability to spearhead different, challenging projects.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Prepares and/or reviews local, state, and federal tax returns and quarterly tax provisions, as well as financial and management reports.

  • Researches complicated tax law and accounting principles and drafts technical memos or outlines.

  • Identifies problems and opportunities and develops alternatives.

  • Utilizes technology to implement process improvements and efficiencies.

  • Implements project plans and leads small projects or parts of complex projects.

  • Recognizes unusual situations and reviews such situations with management.

  • Actively coaches, develops, and trains staff. May direct the workflow of other staff professionals.

  • Completes moderately difficult assignments with little supervision and review.

What You Need:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or equivalent work experience.

  • Generally 5-8 years of professional experience in tax, accounting, or public accounting.

  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Longview, CorpTax, or applicable tax and/or accounting software systems.

  • Written/verbal communication skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills to perform multiple assignments.

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit