Senior Tax Accountant

National Instruments   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 99 days ago

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For over 40 years, has worked with engineers and scientists providing answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of great products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all.  


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The Senior Tax Accountant will assist with the following:

§  Preparation of US federal and state income tax filings, including information returns for controlled foreign corporations (Forms 5471)

§  Preparation of quarterly US federal and state estimated income tax payment calculations

§  US federal and state income tax audits

§  Tax account reconciliations


In this role, the Senior Tax Account will also be expected to monitor tax legislation and research various federal, state, and foreign tax issues as they arise and will interact with domestic and regional finance managers and staff, outside tax advisors and internal and external auditors. 

Major Challenges

§  To drive innovation, process optimization and compliance in the Tax Department

§  Support automation of functions to improve overall efficiency of the Tax Department






Basic Qualifications

  • §  Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics plus 5 years of tax experience
  • §  Knowledge of U.S. tax rules, including general understanding of U.S. reporting of international operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • §  CPA OR Master's Degree in Accounting
  • §  Public accounting/Big 4 experience
  • §  A high level of computer and system skills and excellent communication skills are essential
  • §  Experience working in a multi-national environment would be a strong advantage
  • §  Experience working in a high-tech environment would be an advantage

Personal Qualities and Skills:

  • §  Proven ability to effectively manage time, prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • §  Ability to work on own initiative, self-starter
  • §  Hands on, flexible approach to work and ability to meet deadlines
  • §  Quick-learner, close attention to detail
  • §  Independently driven with the ability to work as a part of a team in a multi-national environment while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
  • §  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in an appropriate manner
  • §  Commitment to doing a first-class job (i.e. accurate, timely and well documented)


National Instruments is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We are committed to inclusion and diversity.