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Entry Level Tax Accountant

St Louis, MO 63103
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Position Summary

This position will primarily assist with State Income and Franchise Tax audits but will also help with the Federal Income Tax audit. Responsibilities include responding to Information Document Requests from tax auditors, preparing reconciliations and other schedules, gathering facts through interaction with other departments, and researching tax issues. Position will require extensive use of Excel to develop spreadsheets. A general understanding of permanent and temporary differences, apportionment, effective tax rate, and FIN 48 reserves will be developed. Position will also assist with special projects. Opportunity exists for cross-training in other tax areas such as federal/state income tax compliance and income tax provision.

Essential Functions

  • Gather work papers for information requests from auditors
  • Prepare working files, reconciliations, and other schedules for use in tax audits
  • Work with the Tax Manager to progress and close audits
  • Assist the Tax Director and Tax Manager on projects (e.g., federal and special)
  • Work on quarter end documentation
  • Work on exposure calculations for use in conjunction with audits
  • Draft FIN 48 documentation and supporting calculations


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 0-2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Self-starter and team player.
  • Experience working with cross functional departments to research and resolve issues.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed, to accommodate project deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task with limited supervision
  • Flexible work from home arrangement

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

Posted: 2023-01-21 Expires: 2023-02-19
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