Senior Tax Accountant Job Openings - 82 Jobs

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

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    $58,157

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    International Tax Associate - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,097

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Ashburn,VA) - Smithfield Foods
    Smithfield Foods

    Ashburn, VA

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    $79,627

    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Reston,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

    Senior Tax Accountant
    Lockheed Martin

    Bethesda, MD

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    $79,627

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    Sr. Tax Accountant (Private Industry)
    NRI, Inc.

    Tysons Corner, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Purcellville,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Purcellville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Warrenton,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Warrenton, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Reston,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Reston, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Arlington,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Arlington, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Leesburg,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Leesburg, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Fairfax,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Fairfax, VA

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    $79,627

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    Tax Senior at Public Accounting Firm in McLean, Virginia, United States
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

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    $79,627

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    Tax Senior at Media and Marketing Company in McLean, Virginia, United States $60K-$70K
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Oakton,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Oakton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Sr. Tax Accountant
    Latitude Inc.

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Tax Senior at Public Accounting Firm in Bethesda, Maryland, United States $70K-$110K
    Green Key Resources

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Senior Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in Rockville, Maryland, United States $62K-$70K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Centreville,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Centreville, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Arlington,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Arlington, VA

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    $79,627

    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Vienna,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Vienna, VA

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    $79,627

    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Lorton,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Lorton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Sr Tax Accountant
    ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

    Fairfax, VA

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    $79,627

    Senior Tax Accountant
    Pae, Inc.

    Arlington, VA

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    $80,869

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    Senior Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in Rockville, Maryland, United States $65K-$85K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Sr. Tax Accountant
    Latitude Inc.

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Senior-Tax-Accountant
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Senior Tax Accountant
    Randstad Holding

    Washington, DC

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    $79,627

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    Senior Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in Reston, Virginia, United States $70K-$80K
    Green Key Resources

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Senior Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in Rockville, Maryland, United States $70K-$80K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Fairfax,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Oakton,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Oakton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Falls Church,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Falls Church, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Haymarket,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Haymarket, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Burke,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Burke, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Herndon,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Herndon, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Alexandria,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Alexandria, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Locust Grove,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Groveton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Fairfax,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

    Senior Tax Accountants
    Robert Half

    Washington, DC

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Sterling,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Sterling, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Annandale,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Annandale, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Clifton,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Clifton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Chantilly,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Chantilly, VA

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    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Vienna,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

    International Tax - Senior - McLean
    Deloitte

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Senior Tax Accountant at Public Accounting Firm in Rockville, Maryland, United States $60K-$75K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Tax Senior at Public Accounting Firm in McLean, Virginia, United States
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Fairfax Station,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Fairfax Station, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Leesburg,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Falls Church,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Herndon,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Vienna,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Locust Grove,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Groveton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

    Sr. Tax Accountant
    Robert Half

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Centreville,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Centreville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Great Falls,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Great Falls, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Mc Lean,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,627

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    Corporate Tax Senior - Smithfield, VA (Manassas,VA)
    Smithfield Foods

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,869

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    Senior Tax Accountant
    Katz Co., P.A.

    Bethesda, MD

Senior Tax Accountant Jobs

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$79,627

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive

What does a Senior Tax Accountant do

Senior Tax Accountants recommend tax strategies, as well as assist the preparation of federal, state, and local taxes. They contact clients to resolve minor tax issues and work with the senior tax manager to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax legislation.

how to become a Senior Tax Accountant

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.

Advancement

Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Level Tax Accountant Moss Adams LLP Campbell, CA Dec 29, 2015 $134,000
Senior Level Tax Accountant Moss Adams LLP Campbell, CA Dec 28, 2014 $125,000
Senior Tax Accountant TD Securities (USA) LLC New York, NY Apr 12, 2015 $112,840 -
$120,000
Senior Level Tax Accountant Moss Adams LLP Campbell, CA Mar 04, 2015 $105,750
Senior Tax Accountant TD Securities (USA) LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $105,000
Senior, International Tax Compliance & Quantitative Analysis The AES Corporation Arlington, VA Nov 18, 2014 $99,736 -
$100,800
FSO Tax Senior-(ITS)-Transfer Pricing (Mult. POS.) Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Boston, MA Oct 24, 2016 $97,302
Senior Tax Accountant HRSS LLP Houston, TX May 08, 2015 $97,178
Senior Tax Accountant Clark, Raymond & Company, PLLC Redmond, WA Jun 26, 2015 $95,800
Senior International Tax Accountant Covance, Inc. Princeton, NJ Sep 03, 2016 $95,701

Top Skills for a Senior Tax Accountant

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LocalTAXReturnsIncomeTAXReturnsPartnershipTAXReturnsEnsureComplianceFinancialStatementsAssetsTAXProvisionPropertyTAXReturnsComplexTAXIssuesTAXCompliancePayrollIRSSalesTAXReturnsJournalEntriesTAXPaymentsFASTAXSoftwareRealEstateTAXDepartmentFederalTAX

Top Senior Tax Accountant Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for senior tax accountant jobs include:
  1. Local TAX Returns
  2. Income TAX Returns
  3. Partnership TAX Returns
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Prepared federal, state and local tax returns, supervised related audits, reviewed tax accruals and analyzed deferred tax accounts.
  • Prepared and reviewed income tax returns for individuals, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.
  • Prepared Federal and State Corporate tax returns, Partnership tax returns, Individual tax returns.
  • Correspond with IRS through tax notice response and IRS audit research and analysis to ensure compliance with government regulations.
  • Performed compilation and review procedures for the preparation of financial statements.

TAX Compliance, Local TAX Returns, Partnership TAX Returns, Income TAX Returns, Federal TAX, FAS, Sales TAX Returns, Payroll, TAX Software, Financial Statements, Assets, Real Estate, Property TAX Returns, IRS, TAX Payments, Complex TAX Issues, TAX Department, Ensure Compliance, Journal Entries, TAX Provision

Top Senior Tax Accountant Employers

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Top 10 Senior Tax Accountant Employers

Senior Tax Accountant positions seems to be very popular at Ernst & Young where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Senior Tax Accountant candidates:
  1. Crowe Horwath LLP
  2. Thomson Reuters
  3. McGladrey
  4. KPMG

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Senior Tax Accountant positions.

Ernst & Young, Crowe Horwath LLP, Thomson Reuters, McGladrey, KPMG, Uptown Taxes, 1800Accountant, American Tower Corporation, Genie Industries, PNC Bank

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