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Sr Tax Analyst

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20672 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Prepare the income tax provision, domestic and international, on a quarterly and annual basis. Identify income tax issues and FIN 48 positions, along with alternative resolutions. Ensure compliance with tax notices by assisting with the review of notices and maintenance of the tax notice database. Provide assistance to tax leadership with tax planning projects including analysis, documentation, and conclusions. Ensure compliance with all required filings, mandates and law changes. Support and implement process improvement initiatives within the Tax Dept. Assist with the preparation of cash tax forecasts and current and deferred tax account projections. Assist with Sarbanes Oxley compliance, data management, and organization efforts within the Tax Dept.


  • Support the federal consolidated and state tax returns along with required attachments & disclosures. Includes income, franchise, gross receipts, and excise tax
  • Support the quarterly/year-end domestic portions of the tax provision under the private company reporting requirements
  • Support the federal and state tax audits
  • Continually look for ways to streamline and automate tax processes, and reporting obligations
  • Track tax law changes that may impact the Company’s tax posture
  • Assist with different aspects of tax planning including researching and documenting alternate positions and the impact to the Company
  • Reconcile tax account balances
  • Manage the tax compliance calendar and ensuring 3rd party service provider delivers in a timely manner
  • Timely respond to tax notices by assisting with the review and maintenance of the tax notes database
  • Serve as a reviewer to compliance and provision support tasks done by the Manilla Service Center

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of relevant tax experience in either a public accounting or a corporate tax department
  • Ability to interact effectively with functional peer groups and to gain cooperation from others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate/present issues and recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Must possess strong analytical skills, be highly organized, detail oriented, able to multitask, prioritize, and respond when sense of urgency is present
  • Excellent workpaper preparation and documentation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues
  • Possess the ability to work independently and exercise own judgment
  • Dynamic, flexible, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with corporate tax software and on-line tax research products
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • CPA is a plus
  • SAP and related systems (BPC, SAC, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


US Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • Site Specific contribution to local Wellness Center

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore