Sidley Austin LLP

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Senior Tax Analyst

Senior Tax Analyst

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The Senior Tax Analyst will report to the Senior Tax Manager and will be responsible for assisting with various projects and compliance needs that impact the firm’s tax department worldwide. This individual will work with individuals across offices and at various levels throughout the Firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of the Firm’s tax compliance, which includes but is not limited to U.S. and international tax returns, sales & use tax, property tax, insurance tax, foreign bank account filings, and information returns;
  • Assist with indirect tax (Sales & Use/VAT/GST) compliance matters by reviewing workpapers, tax returns and issuing tax payments. Act as a contact for the Firm's foreign accounting managers, staying abreast of indirect tax laws, ensuring indirect tax returns are filed in a timely manner;
  • Manage the tax withholding and payment process for partners in all jurisdictions where the partner is not resident or tax domiciled;
  • Support the payroll function with foreign and U.S. payroll compliance matters;
  • Prepare responses for inquires received related to federal, international, state and local tax audits;
  • Research domestic and international tax reporting matters using IRS Tax Code, Tax Treaties, and other authoritative literature;
  • Apply knowledge of partnership and partner taxation and prepare various tax analysis for individuals;
  • Prepare memoranda to document and communicate tax issues; 
  • Develop a strong understanding of Firm operations and the law firm industry, along with an appreciation for high quality customer service;
  • Other general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and special project responsibilities, as assigned; and
  • Provide general administrative assistance as needed.


Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the “Essential Duties”) satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited and approved college or university
  • Minimum five years of experience in a structured tax department (public or corporate)
  • Customer service oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills within his/her professional background



  • CPA designation or Master’s degree in Taxation
  • Background in partnership, individual, and international tax a plus

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities and work efficiently under the pressure of meeting multiple deadline with frequent interruptions.
  • Accepts responsibility, takes initiative and works independently.


Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.