Senior Tax Accountant

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** Whether you’re in sales or our Seattle headquarters, we’re all obsessed with serving our customers and oh, of course, f

**Job Description**

Whether you’re in sales or our Seattle headquarters, we’re all obsessed with serving our customers and oh, of course, fashion. A career at Nordstrom is fun, fast-paced and challenging. Be a part of something we think is pretty awesome.

The Senior Tax Accountant position will report directly to the Senior Manager of Income Tax and will be primarily responsible for the preparation of the Company’s worldwide quarterly tax provision and annual income tax compliance. This position requires excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to deliver results. We are looking for someone with a desire and ability to both collaborate and work independently in order to support department projects and goals, as well as company-wide initiatives. In addition, this position relies heavily on technology supporting the income tax function.

Key Responsibilities

+ Prepare quarterly worldwide income tax provision

+ Prepare US Federal and State income tax returns

+ Prepare calculations supporting foreign income tax filings, specifically Puerto Rico and Canada

+ Prepare calculations supporting annual transfer pricing analysis

+ Prepare annual informational filings

+ Engage in identifying and maintaining process improvements and technology supporting the income tax function

+ Perform tax technical research and effectively communicate results and potential action items

+ Assist with income tax examinations by gathering data, drafting responses to information requests, and in limited situations involvement and communication with taxing authorities

+ Engage with and develop relationships with both internal and external tax resources


+ Experienced professional with either:

+ 4-6 years of relevant income tax experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or

+ 2-4 years of relevant income tax experience and an advanced tax degree

+ Ability to integrate and sustain technology to support processes

+ Sound technical research skills and ability to evaluate and communicate the implications of technical issues in verbal and written form required

+ Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize, all while meeting deadlines

+ Flexible and curious, with the ability to apply prior experiences to new situations

+ Analytical and detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills

+ Ability to plan, organize, and complete work timely with minimal supervision

+ Have a growth mindset with the desire to perform beyond what is familiar and to seek out new experiences

+ Ability to creatively collaborate and find solutions to tax and business issues

+ Positive and enthusiastic with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders

+ CPA preferred

+ Experience in the retail industry preferred

+ Experience with Canadian and/or Puerto Rican jurisdictions preferred

+ Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, required

+ Knowledge of tax software and accounting systems preferred (including but not limited to OneSource, Oracle, SmartView/Essbase)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.


**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

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