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H&R Block Tax Research Analyst in KANSAS CITY, Missouri

392777BR

Title:

Tax Research Analyst

What you'll do... :

At H&R Block, we are in search of people with bold ideas who can collaborate across and beyond the enterprise to ensure a great client experience and help execute key company imperatives. We need problem-solvers willing to bring thoughtful, well informed solutions to complex problems. We need bold, resilient achievers like you to help influence the future of H&R Block.

JOB SUMMARY

Perform independent research, analysis, and planning on complex federal and state tax issues. Conduct research project team activities to identify and resolve tax related issues; ensures adherence to research standards.

Researches, analyzes, evaluates and documents analysis related to federal and state tax issues regarding proposed, passed or expiring tax law. Creates written documentation of key federal and state tax issues for use across organization.

JOB DUTIES

  • Researches, analyzes, and evaluates current developments on federal and state tax issues preparing documentation and analysis for use by internal departments and external tax practitioners.

  • Researches, analyzes, and evaluates current year tax forms to identify and document tax changes that impact forms supported in H&R Block’s tax software products.

  • Participates in the day-to-day activities of a tax research project team to identify and resolve tax related issues; ensures adherence to research standards.

  • Evaluates tax questions received by mail, telephone and other electronic sources to ascertain exact nature of the issue, researches applicable tax law and regulations, makes recommendations as to the best tax treatment.

  • Performs independent research, and analysis on federal and state tax and financial issues. Interprets situation, draws conclusions, identifies fundamental tax points, researches and interprets tax code, regulations, case law, and makes recommendations as to the best tax treatment for the situation.

  • Monitors and analyzes new tax developments to determine effects. Develops written analysis of new tax law, rulings, case law, and regulations for dissemination to field associates and the general public.

  • Ensures all SLAs are met.

  • Provides regular status reporting on legislative changes identified.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one year experience in tax preparation and/or tax research.

  • Operational knowledge of tax law and regulations sufficient to understand and explain elements of personal, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, estate, gift, and international taxation.

  • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures and techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively research complex tax issues and effectively communicate findings.

  • Ability to interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions to highly complex tax situations.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to clearly explain complex tax situations.

  • Effective project management skills to complete assignments on time and within budget.

  • Coordinates research responsibilities of specialized teams of Tax Research Analysts.

  • Facilitates tax specialty training of Tax Research Analysts

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Job ID:

392777BR

Address1:

ONE H&R BLOCK WAY

City:

KANSAS CITY

State:

Missouri

About H&R Block... :

We’re here to live our purpose—to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We’ve been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we’ve grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you’ll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company—one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

Employee Type:

Regular

It would be even better if you also had... :

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the company.

  • Demonstrated critical, conceptual, intellectual, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions to highly complex tax situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively research complex tax issues and effectively communicate findings.

  • Proficiency with at least one online tax research tool.

  • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures and techniques.

  • Writing skills to explain complex tax information in a clear manner and in plain language.

  • Circular 230 credentials (Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney) or willing to obtain within one year of employment.

  • Operational knowledge of tax law and regulations sufficient to understand and explain elements of personal, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, estate, gift, and international taxation.

What you'll bring to the team... :

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years Minimum related work experience

Posting Title:

Tax Research Analyst

Job Family:

Tax Institute

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