Legg Mason

  • Senior Tax Accountant

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position Overview

    Calling all Tax Accountants! We are currently hiring a Sr. Tax Accountant for our corporate Tax team in Baltimore, MD (our world headquarters). As a Senior Tax Accountant, you will report to our Tax Director and assist in all tax matters, including tax compliance, tax accounting for financial reporting and responding to inquiries from various taxing authorities.

    Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to


    Compliance -

    • Prepare/Review federal and state corporate and partnership tax returns and  supporting schedules
    • Assist with the management of tax audits including the gathering of documentation for information requests, maintaining the audit tracker and calculating potential tax exposures
    • Assist with implementation of special projects
    • Become proficient in CorpTax systems
    • Assist with the review of estimated and extension calculations
    • Interface with the various Affiliates and business units to ensure complete and timely flow of information needed for tax planning and reporting

    Financial Reporting -

    • Assist with maintaining FIN 48 documentation and quarterly reporting requirements
    • Assist with the calculation of current and deferred expense
    • Assist with the documentation of management’s valuation allowance positions
    • Assist with the tracking of deferred balances
    • Support the Tax Department management team in all aspects of tax accounting and financial reporting 
    • Ensure compliance with Company policies, tax reporting requirements and SOX 404 controls

    Ideal Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Tax or Accounting
    • CPA a plus, but not required
    • 2-4 years experience in Big Four Accounting and/or Corporate Tax experience 
    • Team-oriented individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Effective communication skills, both orally and written
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Experience with CorpTax, OneSource Work Flow Manager, Hyperion, Workday or similar software packages preferred
    • Sound financial accounting skills with knowledge of ASC 740 (accounting for income taxes).

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k) with company match, profit-sharing, extensive paid time off, employee stock purchase plan with company match, paid parental leave for all employees, tuition reimbursement, and so much more!  Learn more about our benefits here.


    Looking for work-life balance?  Legg Mason understands juggling work and home can be challenging, and that is why, where possible, we strive to offer employees a level of flexibility to help balance home life with work. 


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