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Director of Tax


Chicago, IL
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HOK | Careers

Director of Tax

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Job Description
  • Responsible for completion of federal, international and state income tax returns including all related analysis and support.
  • Oversight of the tax returns for the Company’s international subsidiaries.
  • Responsible for use and property tax functions.
  • Responsible for audits of federal and state income tax and state and local filings.
  • Responsible for accounting for income taxes (SFAS No. 109) in the US and International subsidiaries.
  • Coordination of accounting for income taxes for international subsidiaries with third party vendors.
  • Responsible for transfer pricing and management fee arrangements.
  • Supervise other tax staff.
  • Liaison with operating management on tax issues and accounting staff on tax accounting issues.
  • Ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes.
  • Departmental liaison with IT staff on all technical matters relating to tax applications.
  • Assisting the Controller with tax planning issues as required.
  • Assist the Controller in estimating and monitoring annual cash taxes.
  • Manage state and local tax audits.
  • Prepare sales/use tax and personal property tax returns.
  • Design and create firm-wide and business unit financial reports and complete large analytical projects as needed using complex spreadsheets and specialized software packages.
  • Maintain records for preparation of federal, state, and local taxes.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret complex financial and statistical data.
  • Research and gather historical data for analysis.
  • Other financial accounting duties as assigned.
  • May provide accounting support to other staff as needed.
  • May educate and/or guide non-financial staff on accounting procedures.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.


Required Skills
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications; Expert level with Excel required.
  • Experience with enterprise software systems; demonstrated ability to quickly learn new systems.
  • Experience with Deltek Vision software preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with various members of staff/management.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective at meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with members of the corporate leadership team and business unit leaders across the firm.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Master’s Degree in Business Taxation preferred.
  • 10 plus years of corporate or public accounting experience.
  • Past experience managing others.
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP.
  • International tax experience required.
  • Experience in tax accounting.


  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.


HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 


Job Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Position Type
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