Tax Analyst



Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep an aircraft fully operational, safe and well maintained? Thales Avionics Services provides an innovative and global range of support and services for airlines to keep their greatest assets in service. As an Original Equipment Manufacturer, Thales has extensive and recognized expertise for providing avionics services on every type of aircraft – from large airliners to business jets and helicopters – so be a part of something big, join Thales.

At Thales, we design solutions that equip the aviation community with fully connected end-to-end solutions to transport passengers and cargo while improving safety and security and simplifying operational management, in partnership with aircraft manufacturers and service providers. We enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely even in the most densely crowded skies. We create in-flight entertainment systems that equip more than 1,700 aircraft to provide passengers with a more satisfying and connected flying experience. We develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial airline fleets and help further increase fuel and operational efficiencies, shorten travel and turn-around times. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transport and search and rescue helicopters. At Thales, this is what we do every day.


Together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference


In the U.S., we employ more than 3,000 people across more than 20 locations in 13 states. We are a leading technology provider serving five mission-critical markets: aerospace, defense, security, space and transportation. Globally, we employ more than 62,000 people in 56 countries allowing us to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the demands of some of the most complex environments on the planet. 


At Thales, we believe technology can make the world a better place. For us this is more than a job, it’s our passion. Together, with our customers and partners around the globe, we are working to build smarter solutions because everywhere safety and security matter, we deliver.

We are currently looking for a Tax Analyst to join the Thales USA team in Arlington, VA.


The Tax Analyst will be responsible for preparing the federal and state income & franchise tax returns for Thales USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliated partnerships; supporting/assisting Tax Director, including tax compliance, tax audits, tax research and planning and assist on special team projects.


Key Responsibilities:

         Research federal and state tax issues, including but not limited to nexus, sales and use tax issues, long-term contracts, research & development, etc.

         Assist Tax Director with taxes of Foreign Corporations and Joint Ventures

         Preparation of the US Consolidated Federal income tax return and state income tax returns for Thales USA, Inc., its subsidiaries, and stand-alone US companies, as well as partnership or JV returns as needed.

         Preparation of supporting schedules and calculations for tax returns, such as: reconciliation of M-1s and NOLs by company and to year-end projections

         Maintain tax fixed assets records databases for multiple entities using FAS software. 

         Assist with compliance for transfer pricing studies

         Assist with compliance for R&D tax credit studies

         Interface with companies on various tax queries and issues

         Calculation and preparation of estimated tax payments

         Assist with preparation of year-end tax provision and deferred taxes

         Respond to tax notices and provide support on federal and state income tax audits

         Preparation of Arlington indirect returns for Thales USA, Inc.

         Assist with special projects as required


Required Skills and Experience:


         Technical tax knowledge related to US and state corporate taxation

         Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

         Must have working knowledge of Word, and significant knowledge/experience with Excel and corporate tax preparation software

         Well organized with solid judgment, able to multitask

         Ability to work as a team member

         BS in Accounting

         2-4 years of corporate experience from either a corporate tax environment or in a public accounting firm. (Big Four experience preferred)

         MST or CPA preferred. 


Your contributions to Thales’ cutting-edge products will make possible the continued delivery of excellence. If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you are looking for exciting challenges, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch. 
At Thales USA, we provide careers – not jobs. 

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Thales is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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