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Tax Analyst (Hybrid)

DATE:  Aug 5, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  133788
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

General Summary: The Tax Analyst interacts and collaborates with business partners in various departments, while working on key initiatives directly with Sr. Manager, Income Tax.  This job contributes to DBI’s success by pulling data to prepare basic level returns, assisting with tax audits, estimated payments, and special projects in tax.   

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Income Tax


Currently seeking a candidate within the Columbus area. The role is in a hybrid work environment and must be available to come in office as needed. 


Core Accountabilities:

  • Prepares federal, state and local income tax returns
  • Assists with income tax estimated payments
  • Responsible for maintenance of the database for the purpose of reconciling and verifying data.
  • Gathers, summarizes and analyzes tax accrual data.
  • Analyzes and reconciles related general ledger accounts. 
  • Prepares journal entries in a timely manner to support reconciliations.
  • Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of related systems utilized in the compliance, control and audit process. 
  • Responsible for flow of information to external audit requests from taxing authorities and responding to tax notices received from taxing jurisdictions, researching and resolving as necessary.   
  • Prepares ad-hoc analysis and reports.
  • Assists with preparation of sales and use tax returns.
  • Gathers data for sales and use tax audits for most favorable settlement for DSW.
  • Assists with information requests for state and local income tax audits
  • Communicates with internal partners to gather information for returns and special projects
  • Supports implementation of tax related projects
  • Challenge status quo and make recommendations for process improvements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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


Education/Experience Required:

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, or related area
  • Tax return preparation experience, either in a company or in public accounting
  • 1-3 years corporate tax experience
  • Knowledge of tax return preparation software (Onesource Income Tax and Vertex a plus)
  • Analytical skills


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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