Sidley Austin LLP

  • Tax Analyst

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
  • Summary

    This position is responsible for working with the Manager of Tax Accounting on tax compliance obligations of the Firm and the partners.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist with indirect tax (Sales & Use/VAT/GST) compliance matters by preparing workpapers, tax returns and issuing tax payments.
    • Assist with the Firm’s tax compliance, which includes but is not limited to sales & use, property tax, insurance tax, foreign bank account filings and information returns.
    • Prepare responses for inquires received related to federal, international, state and local tax audits.
    • Reconcile and analyze general ledger transactions and accounts, using technical accounting guidelines to ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded.
    • Provide general administrative assistance as needed, including support for various Firm functional areas (payroll, retirement plans, fixed assets, partner accounting, human resources, billing, etc.).
    • Assist with entry-level tax research issues using IRS Tax Code, Tax Treaties and other authoritative literature.
    • Create, plan, and prepare spreadsheet-based analyses and reports; must be able to design meaningful and useful spreadsheets used in business analysis and management.
    • Develop a strong understanding of Firm operations and the law firm industry, along with an appreciation for high quality customer service.
    • Perform other general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and special project responsibilities, as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university
    • Proficient knowledge of basic business applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
    • Customer service oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills within his/her professional background


    • Background in indirect taxes (sales/use or VAT/GST) or partnership tax


    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 work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


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


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