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Tax Accountant Job

DATE: Jul 17, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 70421 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


The Tax Accountant acts as a hands-on expert, interacting and collaborating with business partners in various departments, while working on key initiatives directly with the Director, Tax.  This job contributes to DSW’s success by preparing intermediate level and some complex returns while reviewing other basic returns.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with tax research, special projects, and tax audits to ensure compliance with tax laws and to minimize overall tax liabilities.  This position reports to the Director, Tax and has no direct reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and assist with preparation of intermediate level tax returns and supporting schedules, some complex returns
  • Assists with automation of tax preparation and collection of data
  • Analyze tax audit and notice correspondence, prepares responses to the governments, assists the Director, Tax with more complex strategies and responses
  • Assist with tax planning and researching tax issues
  • Write intermediate level memos, assists the Director, Tax with more complex memos/documentation
  • Communicate with internal partners and tax authorities regarding tax issues and requirements
  • Prepare calculations and schedules, and provides other support for tax analysis related to financial statement tax provision
  • Support implementation of tax related projects
  • Prepare recurring tax-related journal entries and reconciliations
  • Challenge status quo and make recommendations for process improvements
  • Review tax fixed assets monthly


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Organizational and deadline-management skills
  • Tax return preparation experience, either in a company or in public accounting
  • Knowledge of tax return preparation software (Onesource a plus)
  • Tax research and analytical skills



  • 1-3 years corporate tax or Big 4 public accounting experience preferred


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Retail experience
  • CPA



  • BA or BS in Accounting or Finance

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources to request that accommodation. 


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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