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Tax Accountant

Job Id:  4846

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Department:  FINANCE
Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Position Summary: The Tax Specialist operates as a key member of the UPL NAM Tax Department, under the supervision of the Tax Director and a close working relationship with the Tax Advisory Firms supporting UPL NA Inc. This position will be given an opportunity to engage with various cross functional departments, including Management, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D, Accounting, HR and IT. The experience and knowledge of the UPL NAM Finance Team, UPL NAM Functional Teams and Advisors, provide the Tax Specialist opportunities to strengthen their tax, accounting and analytical skills to attain valuable experience within the Company. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Needs of Tax Specialist Advisors, such as EY, PWC, Grant Thorton for support with:
    • Monthly Sales and Use tax filings
    • Quarterly and Annual Tax Payments and Estimates
    • Quarterly and Annual Tax Provision
    • Annual E&P Study
    • Transfer Price Study and Quarterly and Annual Transfer Price Adj
    • Fin 48 Assessment pertaining to any uncertain tax positions
    • R&D Tax Credit
    • Kingstree Tax Credits/Incentives
    • Property Tax
    • Canada Tax Returns and T2200
  • Prepare Quarterly and annual tax provision and Transfer Price Adjustment
  • Support and coordinate tax audits
  • Maintain tax balances on general ledger
  • Prepare all tax papers in regular basis and handle all information data requests
  • Canada expertise
  • Support HR team with ensuring compliance with Payroll Tax, including imputed income assessments and tax filings in all states
  • Any other duties as assigned by manager


Required Education and Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP; familiar with IFRS
  • High proficiency with use of MS Office tools, ERP System; Advance Excel and SAP experience required
  • Good planning and organizational skills; Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports/statements.
  • May be asked to travel for audit or site-specific events (est at less than 10% annual)
  • Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization
  • Demonstrate appreciation of and sensitivity toward a wide range of cultural and personal differences
  • Must be a team player and act cooperatively with the business
  • Demonstrate strong and pragmatic business acumen
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited 4-year university

Key Competencies:

Business Acumen - Degree to which an individual understands and applies business knowledge to maintain and advance organizational effectiveness.

Communication - Speaks, writes, listens and presents information in a logical and articulate manner appropriate for the audience.

Organization/Project Management - Plans and schedules work according to changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work.


Travel: Less than 25%

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.