Tax Accountant II

Maryland Heights MO 63043 St Louis 1 14100 Magellan Plaza

Job Description

This position is responsible for preparing tax returns and work papers using Magellan’s tax software. The role supports the maintenance of the tax payment database and assists with the quarterly estimated payment calculations, including extensions. The role requires daily use of Excel for manipulating large data sets in order to complete tax calculations and reconcile for accuracy.
  • Prepares Federal and State income and franchise tax returns for subsidiaries, as assigned, including the related work needed to prepare and maintain complete Federal and State tax return preparation files.
  • Assists with quarterly and annual tax provision preparation including general ledger downloads, account analysis, clerical checks, etc.
  • Prepares Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and other requested tax-related assignments.
  • Responsible for maintaining records of tax payments to provide information used in the tax return preparation, and reconciling such information to the corresponding tax accounts on the general ledger system.
  • Assists with the preparation of quarterly estimated payments and annual extensions for each subsidiary.
  • Prepares sales, use and gross receipts tax return to include filing returns and paying electronically.
  • Research federal and state issues, as needed.
  • Duties may include assistance with fixed assets records for tax purposes.
  • Other assignments as requested.

General Job Information


Tax Accountant II



Job Family

Finance Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

Accounting, Tax


A Combination of Education and Work Experience May Be Considered. (Required), Bachelors: Accounting (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of accounting and/or tax preparation experience or 10+ years of accounting/tax preparation experience in lieu of degree.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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