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Lilly Sr. Federal Tax Analyst in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Are you looking for a career where you get to use your best tax and accounting skills? Lilly is seeking a new Sr. Analyst to join our tax team. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

The Sr. Federal Tax Analyst is responsible for federal income tax compliance for companies owned and operated by Eli Lilly and Company. Responsibilities include preparing federal income tax returns, performing tax research and detailed federal tax accounting computations, and calculating estimated tax payments. Responsibilities also include research and development tax credit computation, tax adjustments for capital assets, and state income tax compliance. This role will also assist with IRS audit requests, support of tax planning, integration of acquisitions, and special projects. This position requires strong business collaboration skills and tax technical knowledge.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Complete timely and accurate federal and state tax returns

  • Provide quarterly forecasts for planning, estimated tax payments, and external reporting purposes

  • Complete tax accounting and related activities

  • Perform R&D tax credit computation and tax adjustments for capital assets

  • Track, research and advise on current and changing tax laws and regulations

  • Defend positions upon IRS audit as necessary

  • Seek and develop ways to improve processes

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of federal corporate income tax experience in a large public accounting firm and/or large corporate tax environment

  • CPA eligible

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Understanding of ASC 740/FAS 109

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • CPA certification preferred

  • State corporate income tax experience is a plus

  • Prior SAP and OneSource tax software experience

  • Proven tax research skills

  • Strong tax accounting/tax technical skills

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!