Senior Tax Accountant

US-CT-West Hartford
# Positions
Accounting / Finance

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Tax Accountant to join the Legrand North America Team in West Hartford, CT. The individual in this role will perform tax preparation and tax research at the Federal and State levels.


About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 3,300 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.  


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  • Bachelors degree in Taxation or Accounting is required.  A Masters Degree or CPA is preferred.


  • A minimum 3-5 years experience in corporate tax, preferably with some Big 4 or Regional experience.


  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements. 
  • Knowledge of FAS 109 and Thompson Reuter’s OneSource Tax Compliance Software would be beneficial.
  • Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, organize and accomplish a diversified work load.  Able to evaluate situations, identify options and implement effective solutions quickly and efficiently. 
  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities. Ability to handle highly sensitive material appropriately and maintain a high level of confidentiality is required. 
  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team based environment. Must be able to handle all types of personalities and relate to people at all levels of the organization. Represents respective executive staff in a highly professional manner.
  • Exceptional computer skills, extensive knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, proficiency with various e-mail, calendaring, meeting management and related communications software. 
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Able to provide clear and concise information and create effective reports, presentations and business correspondence. 

Position Attributes


Main Job Duties:

  • Review Quarterly federal & state estimate calculations and coordinate payment with Treasury
  • Preparation and Review of state extensions and prepare filings in tax software
  • Assist with monthly tax provision and JE prep; some FAS109 experience preferable
  • Maintain inventory of all deferred tax items
  • Prepare and review tax packages received from subsidiaries, both federal and state, and communicate directly with local Controllers regarding any questions
  • Prepare and review federal and state income tax returns
  • Data gathering related to Federal and/or State income tax audits
  • Responsible for maintenance of tax compliance calendar
  • Compile and review annual tax return backup (i.e. R&D credit, Manufacturing deductions, state apportionment)
  • Tax research and special projects when required
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required with minimal supervision



PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 


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