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Senior Tax Accountant

Company: balchem
Location: Montvale
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. This position is in Middletown, NY and/or Montvale, NJ. Our corporate headquarters is in Montvale, NJ and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. Compensation package is commensurate with experience and Balchem offers generous benefits which include medical dental, vision, 401K with company match and a hybrid work model. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com
Reporting to the Tax Manager, the Senior Tax Accountant will perform tax department functions and support preparation of both internal and external financial statements, tax compliance, and other tax reporting.
Responsibilities include executing all assigned tax entries according to company policies and conforming to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, reporting, and ensuring controls are followed and in full compliance with SOX requirements. Responsible for completing full account reconciliations, analyzing, and explaining variances, working with relevant management to understand and address tax reporting requirements, and making recommendations for improvements across areas of responsibility, where relevant. This role interacts closely with accounting peers and will share and deploy best practices and agreed approaches.

  • Prepare tax journal entries
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger account balances
  • Prepare expense account analysis as needed
  • Prepare federal and state income tax return workpapers
  • Prepare quarterly federal and state income tax estimates/extensions
  • Assist on audits by gathering requested information
  • Maintain fixed assets for tax depreciation
  • Gather and prepare state apportionment workpapers
  • Prepare state modification workpapers
  • Maintain tax calendar
  • Update state data and state calculation model as needed based on state law changes
  • Analyze and review trial balances on a legal entity basis and utilize the information in the calculation of the book to tax adjustments
  • Assist with gathering data required for transfer pricing
  • Analyze notice correspondence, prepare responses to tax authorities
  • Assist with all areas of tax as needed
  • Supply internal audit team with information and analysis for SOX and other internal audit testing as required
  • Supply external audit team with information and analysis for annual audits and quarterly reviews as required
  • Support budget and forecast processes as required
  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards; works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site
  • Special projects as requested by management


    • Build solid working relationships and partner closely with peers, business, functional and finance teams
    • Strong business sense, attention to detail and a strong desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position
    • Understands implicitly how to manage and work with multiple and diverse stakeholders
    • Articulate with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
    • Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal, and team-building skills
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Willing to roll up their sleeves
    • Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results
    • Organizationally savvy with ability to effectively manage in a matrixed and global complex organization
    • Ability to work independently
    • Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances
    • High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within tight timelines
    • Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
    • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
    • Bachelors, Masters in Tax or MBA; CPA a plus
    • 2 years relevant experience, knowledge of financial reporting and functions
    • Prior experience in financial ERP software preferred; Microsoft D365 Finance & Operations a plus
    • Experience with tax preparation software (Corptax, Onesource) a plus
    • Requires strong oral and written communications skills, computer literacy and professional presentation.
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule when necessary

      Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.PI213399940

Keywords: balchem, Yonkers , Senior Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Montvale, New York

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