24000335 Requisition #

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center.

DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional, collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.  

If you are a highly talented Tax Staff Accountant, we want to hear from you!   

This position is located in our Baltimore or Chicago office and offers a hybrid work schedule, with the expectation of being in the office once a week.  

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 2 years’ accounting experience 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles, including cash basis versus accrual basis accounting, partnership versus corporate accounting, and tax issues
  • Polished written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:  

  • CPA license or CPA candidate
  • Public accounting experience with knowledge of state and local tax

What will your day look like?  
As a Tax Staff Accountant, you will review and analyze partner compensation and tax compliance items on a monthly and quarterly basis. You will provide an initial level of commentary to leaders of the Accounting team. You will also reconcile compensation and tax general ledger account balances on a monthly and quarterly basis to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Additionally, you will assist with year-end tax file preparation, partner final distribution computations, and audit requests, as required. You will also assist with periodic capital contributions, returns, reconciliations, bank loan requests, and other communications associated with partner capital account maintenance. This also includes assisting with verification of employment and/or income requests. You’ll assist with various tax requirements, including ad hoc research projects, sales and use tax filings, personal property tax filings, business tax filings, and other state compliance filings.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.  

General & Essential Job Expectations 
While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties; 
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner; 
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product; 
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required; 
  • Foster positive work relationships; 
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices; 
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed; 
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned. 

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people. 

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements  
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Application Process: 
If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or have any questions about the process, please contact careers@us.dlapiper.com. Please add noreply@dlapipercareers.us to your list of safe senders.

Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.   

No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. 

Agency applications will not be considered.  

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