Senior Tax Analyst

Job Code:  2459

Pittsburgh, PA-Pennsylvania, US, 15108

Who we are:

ARLANXEO, established in April 2016, is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion in 2017, about 3,800 employees and a presence at 12 production sites in nine countries. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. 


What we can offer you:

ARLANXEO is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success. 

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, competitive pay and benefits, educational assistance programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


ARLANXEO has a new career opportunity available for a Senior Tax Analyst our Pittsburgh Corporate office. This position is not open to full remote work and operates on a hybrid schedule.


The Senior Tax Analyst is responsible for income tax compliance as well as preparation of the current and deferred components of the Federal Tax Provision, Uncertain Tax Positions, and IRS and state audits. This individual will also contribute to the backup and support of indirect tax activities, such as monthly sales and use tax compliance, Superfund excise taxes, and other areas.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

Income Tax

  • Assist in the review all of federal and state income tax returns as prepared
  • Prepare all book to tax adjustments, calculations, workpapers, attachments and disclosures
  • Assist in preparing calculations and compliance filings for franchise tax
  • Manage the recordkeeping and analysis of fixed assets for federal and state income tax purposes including the analysis and calculation of depreciation, amortization and gain/loss on disposition
  • Assist with income tax audits, notices, and related matters, including the drafting of correspondence to taxing authorities and dispute resolution of audit issues
  • Gather data and prepare calculations for monthly income tax provisions in accordance with International accounting Standard (IAS) 12
  • Properly account for current and deferred tax activity, effective tax rates, journal entries, state tax implications and all other workflows impacting the monthly tax provision
  • Perform calculations and prepare related work papers and journal entries for annual return-to-provision (RTP) true-up project
  • Assist in analysis of all tax reporting in BPC system and properly validate various BPC reports with non-system Aramco Tax Sheets and other ad-hoc schedules
  • Prepare detailed tax account reconciliations to validate monthly balances, activity and exceptions
  • Research current and proposed tax laws to ensure compliance and to assess the impact on the company
  • Identify and assist with implementation of tax planning opportunities, process efficiencies, quality improvements, and risk minimization strategies
  • Participate in projects including R&D credit, state nexus review, mergers and acquisitions, indirect tax, and other tax projects as they arise
  • Monitor and maintain proper internal control documentation for Income Tax function in accordance with internal and external protocols and guidelines
  • Prepare support for international tax filings including Forms 5472 (foreign affiliate transactions), FBAR (foreign bank accounts), Form 1042 (foreign withholding) and Form 8991 (BEAT)
  • Administer all aspects of the Fixed Assets software including validation of proper settings for asset classes, MACRS lives assignments and federal and state depreciation settings

Indirect Tax

  • Manage Superfund Excise Tax calculations and quarterly compliance
  • Provide supplemental support to Indirect Tax Analyst in such areas as sales and use tax, personal property tax, Form 1099, commercial activity tax (CAT), and administration of exemption certificates


  • Collaboratively work with the Tax Manager and other Finance colleagues
  • Proactively identify opportunities for technology-driven process improvements to streamline tax related processes
  • Manage data collection and support for transfer pricing studies
  • Collaborate with and support other organizations regarding tax issues and special projects
  • Partner with Aramco US group companies on joint topics
  • Supporting role for other tax topics (payroll withholdings, etc.) as needed



In order to accomplish this, you will possess: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience at an established public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting, Taxation, or related field
  • CPA certification preferred
  • SAP experience strongly preferred
  • Proficient in tax software and advanced Excel skills
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. tax regulations and compliance requirements, and ability to research complex tax issues
  • Efficient organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities
  • Experience dealing with compliance and tax accounting issues of a global organization
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively in a team environment


As part of the application process, please attach a professional resume file to be viewed in the original format. 


ARLANXEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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