Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC. AKA is the oldest, Greek-lettered organization established by African-American, college-trained women. The sorority’s mission and purpose is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic standards, and to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women. AKA’s history includes a legacy of service and focuses on health, education, family, leadership, economics, humanities, business and the global community. Membership is comprised of more than 300,000 women in a wide spectrum of professions, including engineering, economics, computer science, business, accounting, law, healthcare and education. Members also serve on regional, national boards and committees throughout the globe.
Corporate office operations were established 70 years ago and staff members on average have worked for the organization for 10 or more years. We are currently at our highest active membership and we had record attendance at all regional and international conferences in 2018. The culture is one of teamwork, commitment, and value. We are a team of committed professionals who adhere to the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Who we seek……..
We are seeking a highly proficient Tax Compliance Analyst who will work under the guidance and direction of our Accounting Manager and Chief Financial Officer. The individual will be responsible for filing returns, ensuring that the organization and its affiliates stay in compliance with applicable federal and state tax laws.
This individual will interact with chapter leadership so must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines with a sense of urgency, have strong customer service and diplomacy skills, as well as, have a high degree of professionalism, flexibility, and initiative.
Some of the other general responsibilities include:
Respond to IRS and state tax notices and document requests.
Adhere to statutory deadlines related to tax filings and registrations for state compliance.
Respond to chapter inquiries on tax related matters associated with year-end report filings, including but not limited to, Statement of Financial Reports (SOFO) and W-9/1099.
Review and analyze chapter report submissions for URBI calculation for 990-T tax return filings.
Identify issues with chapter financial reports; recommend solutions and process improvements.
Process tax forms, including final returns, for filing with the appropriate tax authorities (IRS and state revenue departments).
Conduct research and provide key decision support on tax related matters.
Communicate tax assessments to chapters; maintain chapter accounts and filing history; provide report as needed.
Process Form 990-N and keep SGRI current.
Prepare for year-end data collection.
Initiate tax payments to the IRS and state revenue departments; prepare monthly journal entries.
Attend training to stay current on relevant tax matters.
Provide support to the accounting manager.
Act as back-up to the senior accountant for processing checks for deposit.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; MBA or CPA preferred.
2 years of tax preparation experience.
Non-profit financial experience a plus.
Knowledge of computerized tax software systems and applications.
Knowledge of US GAAP.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications – advanced Excel and Word (mail merges).
Strong presentation, organization and project management skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to persuade or influence others.
Strong service orientation with a sense of urgency.
Ability to deliver high quality work product under tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have a positive and open-minded approach.
Detail-oriented, able to multitask and adapt/adjust to changing priorities.
Ability to perform tasks, duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Creative, able to generate new ideas.
In this role, you will report to the Accounting Manager of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., who is focused on providing quality service to over 1000 chapters. For this department, quality customer service is providing services as needed or requested. It is a fast-paced environment which requires excellent time management and organization skills.
What we offer………
Our office is located in the Hyde Park community on the shore of Lake Michigan just seven miles (11 km) south of the Chicago loop. The neighborhood is compact and walkable yet remarkably diverse in its people, architecture, restaurants, and cultural amenities. As for your commute, Metra is practically outside our door if you prefer not to drive. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated also offers a generous benefits package which includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, disability, paid holidays, company paid life insurance, 401K with match, and a pension plan (after 1 year of service). The organization values professional development and offers tuition reimbursement as a means for staff to grow their knowledge and skills.
How you apply…….
If you are intrigued by this position and want to know how you can get the opportunity to be part of our team, please send your resume, 3 references, and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Tax Compliance Analyst” in the subject line of your email. Please no phone calls, drop-ins, or agencies.
If we are intrigued by your knowledge, skills, and abilities we will contact you to conduct a phone screen and provide you with additional information regarding the next steps of our recruitment process.
Relocation will not be provided.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.