Tax Accountant

Lake Forest, IL

Req #9720
Posted: 03/20/24

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

Position Purpose Summary: 

 
The purpose of this position is to work in all areas of the tax department including property tax, sales and use tax, state income tax, federal income tax and tax financial reporting.  This position will prepare assigned state income tax returns, assist in complex calculations used to prepare the federal income tax return and tax financial reporting entries.  This position assists in property tax filings including requesting and tracking property tax incentives.  This position will also assist with sales and use tax account reconciliations, sales and use tax audits, research of complex sales and use tax issues especially those subject to judgment and interpretation, and responding to inquiries from company personnel and taxing authorities. 

 

Principal Accountabilities:       

  • This includes working in our income tax software, CorpTax.
  • Work with outside firms to insure accurate and timely filing of sales and use and property tax returns.
  • Assist with state and local use tax audits. This includes procuring necessary detailed information, managing the audit process, preparation of requested schedules, formation of dispute work papers and support, and post-audit documentation and communicating with various PCA personnel.
  • This includes working in our sales tax software, CertCapture.
  • File for and track certain property tax incentives with state economic incentive departments.
  • Research and respond to inquiries and notices from state and local sales and use taxing authorities, vendors, customers, and company personnel.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate these findings, both orally and in writing, to various financial and non-financial personnel within the company.

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent is required and a CPA is preferred. 
  •  Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistently meeting deadlines are required. 
  •  Proficiency in Excel, Word, Tax Compliance Software, and On-Line Tax Research Databases is required.

 #LI-VP1   

 

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.