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UnitedHealth Group Senior Tax Specialist - Minnetonka, MN - Hybrid in Minnetonka, Minnesota

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As an Experienced Senior Tax Specialist, your focus will be on a variety of state tax matters impacting the enterprise, including state tax compliance, provision, controversy and special projects. You will also have opportunities to become involved with federal and international tax issues as well as M&A transactions. The successful candidate will gain exposure to a wide variety of tax matters including:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of quarterly and annual income tax provisions

  • Timely and accurate preparation of federal and state income tax returns and quarterly estimates

  • Assisting Tax leadership with M&A and other related projects

  • Providing research support for the analysis of proposed and existing tax laws, regulations, and rulings

  • Assisting with tax controversy matters, including audits and notices

  • Prepare and review income tax accounting necessary for the organization’s federal (SEC) and state (Insurance Departments and Managed Healthcare) filings

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent degree

  • 2+ years tax or accounting experience in a public accounting firm or equivalent experience in a large corporate tax department

  • Knowledge and understanding of state/local income and franchise tax laws and regulations

  • Solid computer literacy, including intermediate proficiency with MS Excel

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • CPA or graduate degree

  • OneSource or equivalent income tax compliance software experience

  • ASC 740 (Income tax accounting) experience

  • SSAP 101 (Insurance tax accounting) experience

  • Motivated team player we are seeking must exhibit an understanding of federal and state taxes

  • Ability to use pertinent data and facts to identify, analyze, and make recommendations to management on a range of issues within area of expertise

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and manage work load within statutory and internal deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills

  • Solid research and analytical skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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