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Accounting, Senior Tax Accountant

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Accounting, Senior Tax Accountant
New York
Reports to

Manager, Tax & Partner Compensation

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

The Senior Tax Accountant will provide support to the Tax Manager in the department with various tax and administrative matters.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review work prepared by staff and assist with the preparation of the Firm’s complex partnership tax supporting schedules
  • Supervise tax staff and review quarterly book/tax differences
  • Assist with the preparation, review, and distribution of the partners’ estimated quarterly taxes, nonresident withholding forms as well as memos, and the yearly K-1s. This includes all proofing, copying, and distributing either by utilizing the ClientShare portal, mailing, or emailing
  • Ensure Federal, state and city tax forms and payments are accurate, timely prepared and submitted, such as commercial rent tax, property tax, use tax, and selected investment partnerships
  • Assist with foreign tax filings, including preparing and reviewing workpapers and analyzing book/tax differences
  • Review monthly tax payment accounts, including partner withholding accounts and tracking foreign filings and payments by partner
  • Review quarterly billings to foreign offices
  • Supervise tax staff including but not limited to providing consistent feedback and support
  • Assist the Tax Manager with special projects as needed
  • Perform research on tax technical matters as needed
  • Prepare and deliver communication to the Firm’s partners and their accountants regarding relevant tax information as needed
  • Work with and provide support to other departments as needed
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Availability for overtime as required
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great attention to details
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required
  • 3+ years public accounting or industry experience is preferrable
  • Experience in partnership tax is a plus

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $80,000 - $100,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.