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Tax Accountant

N/A, NY, USA | Proskauer Rose

  • Industry:
    Legal Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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Proskauer Rose is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, New Orleans, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing.  

Proskauer is seeking a Tax Accountant, based in the New York office, who will be responsible for a variety of firm-wide tax related activities. The Tax Accountant will be exposed to various tax concepts involving domestic and international regulations. He/she wll report to the Tax Supervisor.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare various federal, state and international business filings, local tax registrations, and sales/value added tax returns

  • Reconcile tax accounts and payments while researching issues as needed

  • Assist in research of federal, state and international tax issues and prepare memos as needed

  • Assist with projects like automation revolving state tax compliance

  • Coordinate and monitor foreign tax obligations with internal and external teams

  • Maintain tax database/records in POST software

  • Prepare and coordinate work papers for U.S and foreign tax returns

  • Participate in the implementation of a new finance system pertaining to tax matters

  • Work with the Partner Accounting team on various tax related issues such as calculation of estimated tax for departed partners and tax analysis and reporting for non-active partners

  • Produce tax reports for partners

  • Enforce internal controls and comply with policies and procedures

  • Collaborate across the Finance Department to increase efficiency in financial information flows that cross departmental lines and ensure robust controls are in place

  • Ad hoc projects as needed


  • 2-4 years of tax accounting experience in public accounting

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • CPA or EA is preferred

  • Partnership experience is preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office tools

  • Ability to work independently, effectively and accurately under tight deadlines

  • Must be detail-oriented with strong planning and organization skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills

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