Salary Mid-Point: $95,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

IFG Chicago's Fortune 500 manufacturing client included in Forbes magazine's list of "World's Best Employers" is looking for a Senior Tax Analyst to become part of their highly respected tax team. This individual will be expected to work independently and bring all projects to conclusion before submitting for review to the Tax Manager, and/or Executive Tax Director.

The Senior Tax Analyst will supervise the preparation and timely filing of outsourced sales and use tax returns. This includes maintaining, monitoring, and reviewing sales tax calculations made by our sales tax software, Avalara AvaTax. Additionally, the analyst will assist with sales and use tax account reconciliations, sales and use tax audits, research of complex sales and use tax issues especially those subject to judgment and interpretation, and respond to inquiries from company personnel and taxing authorities. 


  • Work with outside firms to insure accurate and timely filing of sales and use tax returns

  • Monitor and maintain our sales tax software, Avalara AvaTax and exemption certificate software Avalara CertCapture

  • Assist with state and local sales and use tax audits

  • Review and approve the proper handling of sales tax exemptions

  • Oversee maintenance of tax licenses/permits.

  • Research and respond to inquiries and notices from state and local sales and use taxing authorities, vendors, customers, and company personnel

  • Must be able to effectively communicate these findings, both orally and in writing, to various financial and non-financial personnel within the company

  • Monitor state and local sales and use tax developments, including understanding how these developments affect the company's operations

  • Identify and implement sales and use tax planning opportunities through review of laws, regulations and the filing of special exemptions, deferrals, and credits


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is required, and a CPA is preferred

  • 3 to 6+ years' experience with a preferred focus in the state sales and use tax area.

  • Experience in the manufacturing industry is preferred

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistently meeting deadlines are required

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Tax Software Systems, and On-Line Tax Research Databases is required

Interested candidates should submit their resume to