Tax Accountant

Company: Humana
Location: Louisville, KY
Employment Type: Full Time
Wage: yearly

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services - through traditional and consumer-choice plans - to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Today, Humana is a leader in consumer engagement. Throughout its diversified customer portfolio, the company provides guidance that can both help lower costs and lead to a better health plan experience.

Role: Tax Accountant
Location: Louisville, KY

Are you a fit?
Do you have at least 2-4 years accounting/tax experience? Do you have a strong attention to detail and like solving problems?

Assignment Capsule
We are currently seeking a Tax Accountant to join the Tax Department in our Louisville headquarters. This individual will work with the tax manager and will be challenged primarily with the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Tax Manager in preparing and/or reviewing book-tax differences. Assist in documenting processes and writing procedures to ensure SOX compliance.
  • Prepare, document, and verify journal entries to deferred and current income taxes quarterly and annually on a GAAP basis.
  • Prepare workpapers and documentation necessary to make deferred and current income tax entries on a statutory accounting basis (SAP 10R).
  • Study and understand statutory accounting processes so as to be able to compute deferred tax differences on a statutory basis.
  • Update, maintain, document, use and understand new tax accrual (OneSource) system.
  • Review and/or prepare federal, state and local tax returns. This process may involve interaction with numerous departments including corporate accounting, legal, treasury, and systems development.
  • Maintain tax records; prepare schedules and related reports for federal, state and local tax returns.
  • Maintain and provide timely and accurate reconciliations of various general ledger accounts and performs special projects as assigned.
  • Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes
    Introduce or develop new ideas and processes which improve performance or productivity
  • Train and develop staff

Key Competencies
  • Drives for excellence: You are a continuous leaner who encourages others to learn. By constantly upgrading your own work, you achieve results and outperform the competition.
  • Implementation/Execution: You are good at organizing and managing multiple priorities and/or projects by using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Leveraging Technology: You choose and adeptly use appropriate technology tools, methodologies and solutions. Champions the wide use of technology applications.

Role Essentials
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or related field required
  • 2 - 4 year accounting experience required.
  • Experience with Excel, Word and some ACCESS.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate with minimal direction and handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Judgment and independent decision making required for moderately complex issues.
  • Knowledge of tax accounting and related tax concepts.
  • Ability to multitask.

Role Desirables
  • Income Tax accrual experience
  • Experience with computerized tax software programs
  • CPA

Reporting Relationships:
You will report to a Tax Manager.

Job Code: 46092
Category: Accounting / Human Resources
Post Date: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 5:01 AM
Company: Humana
Contact Name:

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