ZF Senior Tax Accountant in Livonia, Michigan

Senior Tax Accountant

GDF - Finance


Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description:

  • Review and prepare all aspects of U.S. Federal tax compliance to ensure the timely and accurate filing of the consolidated Form 1120 and all related forms and schedules. Prepare and maintain U.S. tax credit and other carryforward schedules

  • Review and prepare all aspects of the U.S. state and local income and franchise tax compliance process, including the calculation of state apportionment, quarterly estimated payments and extensions, and all required tax return filings

  • Responsible for accurate and successful electronic filing of tax returns as required

  • Maintain and update the overall tax calendar and communicate timing and deadlines with the tax team

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement in the tax preparation process.

  • Monitor legislative updates to identify and quantify any impact to the company. Communicate findings with management and the tax team

  • Assist in preparing responses to IRS IDRs related to U.S. tax issues, as well as IDRs related to state income tax audits

  • Research and prepare tax memorandums of various Federal and state tax issues

  • Assist in the calculation of the U.S. Federal and state tax provision

  • Provide support to other groups within the tax team as needed

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum 5-10 years overall tax experience

  • Extensive experience with corporate tax is required

  • Working with Word, Excel, and Power Point is required

  • Work well with others/team player/proactive

Preffered Skills and Experience:

  • Public Accounting experience preferred

  • Federal and/or state audit experience preferred

  • Knowledge of CorpTax preferred

  • Hyperion/HFM experience preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V cb

Required Education and Experience

•Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.

•Certified Public Accountant and/or Juris Doctor preferred.

Experience and Skill Requirements

•A minimum 5-10 years overall tax experience. Public accounting experience is preferred.

• Extensive experience with corporate tax is required; federal and/or state audit experience preferred.

•Working with Word, Excel, and Power Point is required.

•Knowledge of CorpTax is preferred.

•Knowledge of Hyperion/HFM is preferred.

•Work well with others/team player/proactive.

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran