Tax Analyst

  • Chicago, IL, United States

Mintel is an international leader in providing consumer market research and competitive intelligence tools as well as in delivering customized consulting solutions to top-tier organizations.  With international headquarters in London and US headquarters in Chicago, Mintel has been a market leader for over fifty years.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Tax Analyst to join our finance team and contribute to our growing success.  As a Tax Analyst, you will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and optimizing tax strategies. You will work closely with the finance team to analyze financial data, prepare tax returns, and provide valuable insights to support decision-making processes.   

This role will be required to report to our US headquarters office in Chicago, working a hybrid schedule with the preference of two days onsite per week. We require the individual to have eligible working rights in the United States. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Analyze sales data to assess sales tax work with Avalara to ensure timely remittance and reporting of tax collections.
  • Regularly assess sales tax nexus to ensure we’re compliant in filing in states where we meet the economic threshold.
  • Work with Grant Thornton to run a quarterly TB and make estimated corporate tax payments each quarter.
  • Analyze sales data for City of Chicago lease tax and Illinois lease tax.
  • Stay updated on changes in tax laws and regulations, and communicate implications to internal stakeholders.
  • Support tax audits by preparing documentation and responding to inquiries from tax authorities.
  • Maintain a strong system of Internal Control processes and procedures
  • Be a process change advocate, encouraging the team to identify inefficiencies and implement agreed improvements
  • Be a player in the upcoming CRM & ERP planning and implementation as it relates to sales tax.
  • Participate in Annual Financial Audit process with external auditors for all things tax related.
  • Perform ad hoc tax analysis and support special projects as needed.

We are looking for people who are:

While we may have a wish list, we are always open to looking at different profiles for our roles, so please don’t hesitate in applying even if your experience does not check all of the boxes. We believe there is no one perfect resume for a role, but there is a perfect candidate for us, and that could be you.

  • Highly Accredited: You have a BS in Accounting or Finance with at least 2 years of experience in a corporate accounting setting. CPA preferred.
  • Great Communicators: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Tech Savvy: You have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, leveraging functions including Pivot Tables and VLOOKUPs, and knowledge of Netsuites preferred.
  • Adaptable: You have the ability to adapt to changing business needs and manage multiple priorities.
  • Proactive: You have a drive to seek out process enhancements and new business initiatives.
  • Detail Oriented: You have a high attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets


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