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Tax Analyst

Job ID 820874032 Date posted 08/18/2020
Location : Cleveland, OH
JobCode : 3167
Position Type : Salary

Description :

Summary of Principal Functions:

Assist with the development of the separate entity and consolidated tax projections and return filings

  • Interim and annual tax provisions including the related accrued and deferred tax balances, and
  • Interim, annual, estimated as well as actual tax compliance reporting required of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and Associated Entities (“CCI”).

Assist with gathering support and preparing responses related to tax audit inquiries.

Assist with tax department administrative tasks.

Interface with other CCI functions / departments (e.g., Accounting, Commercial, Financial Planning, Legal, Treasury, etc.) and, where applicable, CCI’s external advisors in accomplishing the above.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of federal, state, & local tax returns and supporting work papers and files for specified CCI controlled entities, excluding payroll taxes.  This includes requesting, gathering, processing and adjusting financial information through the available software applications to effectively generate the tax returns as well as supporting work papers and files while providing a clear audit trail to source / supporting documentation.
  • Assist with the development of separate company and consolidated projections of current and future tax liabilities (provisions / liabilities / assets) for CCI in order to support interim and annual accounting for taxes, estimated tax compliance reporting, and tax planning.
  • Assist with specified tax authority audits and inquiries, including gathering supporting documentation for use in responding to and resolving questions and issues raised by tax authorities in such inquiries and/or audit examinations.
  • Assist in the analysis of new tax legislation and regulations, reporting requirements, and court cases, and assist in the implementation of those that impact the entities served by the CCI Tax Team. 
  • Assist with maintaining the files and records of the Tax Department; including the electronic index of such files, the on-site and off-site as well as electronic and hard copy storage of those files and records.
  • Actively identify and implement tax department process improvements including, but not limited to, utilizing software to its maximum potential.
  • Participation in quality improvement teams.

Education Needed:

  • Bachelor's Degree (accounting / finance major).  CPA license preferred (if not already obtained, intention to obtain in the near future).

Experience Needed:

  • Entry level position.

Competencies Required:

  • Job Knowledge -   possesses a thorough understanding of accounting / U.S. GAAP principles as well as a basic understanding of corporate income tax.  Must have a desire to learn the intricacies of corporate taxation and apply such knowledge acquired to assigned responsibilities.
  • Communication Skills - expresses written ideas clearly, ensuring overall organization, structure, grammar, language and terminology is adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.  Orally expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations.
  • Motivation and Commitment - establishes high performance standards, strives to attain those standards, takes initiative, and demonstrates commitment to the organization and to the profession. Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Analytic Ability / Perceptiveness - learns new material quickly, understands abstract concepts, recognizes subtle interrelationships, and handles complexity.
  • Planning Skills - sets goals, develops strategies and schedules for meeting those goals, and anticipates obstacles and alternative strategies. 
  • Teamwork - interacts with others in ways that enhance understanding and respect; perceives the needs of others; develops quality relationships; and deals effectively with conflict.

Additional Competencies Desired But Not Required:

  • Experience with the following software:
  • Oracle / Ellipse / Hyperion
  • ONESOURCE Income Tax / ONESOURCE Tax Provision
  • Strong technology skills, knowledge of information systems

Who We Are

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota.

By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency.

Ready to seek your newest professional adventure? Explore our range of opportunities and join us at Cliffs.

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Employment Opportunities

Cleveland-Cliffs offers opportunities for high-performing individuals in a myriad of technical and professional disciplines. Whether in the field or office, Cliffs fosters an environment that empowers our employees to achieve their highest potential. Regardless of the location, employees will be presented with a challenging and rewarding environment. A competitive compensation package, opportunities for advancement and work-life balance all lead to a positive, passionate career at Cleveland-Cliffs.

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