University Accountant 3, (Tax Accountant), UCP 9

Storrs, CT
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: University Accountant 3, (Tax Accountant), UCP 9
Job ID: 2017439
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut Tax and Compliance Office, which resides within the Office of the Controller, is seeking applications for a University Accountant 3, (Tax Accountant), UCP 9 for assistance with international tax compliance, reporting, and general tax research. Under the general direction of the Tax and Compliance Director, the incumbent will serve the University community, with specific attention to the University's international students, employees and guests, by working to implement compliance with federal tax laws, principally in the area of nonresident alien (NRA) withholding. The incumbent will apply advanced accounting skills and knowledge of complex tax laws to educate and inform the University community, supervise accounting functions and/or staff, and create internal controls.


Analyzing, planning, and designing systems and controls in accordance with tax laws and regulations and with sound accounting practices, ensuring that systems are coordinated with the appropriate University personnel and other state agencies; performing extensive research; interpreting and reporting on tax issues related to the University, documenting the findings in memoranda or position papers and communicating the results of research to senior management and professional staff; recommending and drafting policies and procedures to enhance the internal controls of the department, other departments on campus, and regional campuses; extensive contact with foreign national students, employees, vendors and guests to collect documentation and complete necessary forms establishing work eligibility and/or eligibility for tax treaty benefits; monitoring accounts to identify problems and resolving issues: answering questions from students, staff and management, and providing analyses and documentation to management and tax authorities. The incumbent will also provide outreach to departments to communicate policies, train appropriate staff and ensure compliance; serve as a resource in interpreting tax policies, regulations and statutes; may oversee and supervise other accountants and professional staff as designated; and performs related duties as required.


Advanced degree in Accounting, or CPA or J.D. and 5 or more years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 7 or more years of progressively responsible related experience; comprehensive and advanced knowledge of tax accounting practices and principles; ability to research tax laws, regulations and treasury guidance and communicate the results of research to laypersons; ability to produce, analyze and communicate comprehensive financial/tax reports and returns effectively to all levels of management, government and financial officials; strong oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated by a writing sample.


Professional experience related to U.S. federal taxation of foreign nationals, NRA tax withholding, IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S, and/or international tax treaties; Masters of Taxation, J.D. or CPA; familiarity with tax issues particular to higher education, including but not limited to unrelated business income tax, Form 1098-T, taxation of scholarships, education related credits, and issues relating to donations and gifts; experience with financial systems and software such as Kuali Financial Systems, PeopleSoft, and International Tax Navigator.


This a full-time, permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet the minimum qualifications and any of the preferred qualifications you may have, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. The writing sample should not exceed three pages and need not be related to tax. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process, after discussion with applicants. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017439)

The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 28, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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