Senior Tax Specialist - Western Union

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking a Senior Tax Specialist, based in our Denver, Colorado office (global headquarters). In this role, you will prepare, analyze and maintain tax records and reports. Prepare local, state and federal tax returns as well as statistical and financial reports, and complete miscellaneous tax studies and assignments.


Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Prepare federal and state income tax returns including quarterly state estimates and state extensions
  • Prepare the state components of the tax provision and US regulatory filings
  • Assist with state tax modeling projects including, but not limited to, NOL utilization, state tax credits, and state income modifications in order to determine filing positions and state income tax deduction for financial statement purposes
  • Maintain state tax matrices as they relate to individual state rules with an emphasis on the international provisions of tax reform
  • Assist with state audits
  • Assist in evaluating domestic uncertain tax positions for financial statement reporting
  • Assist and partner with multiple business personnel to proactively identify and research tax planning opportunities
  • Assist in responding to state inquiries and notices to successfully defend filing positions and strategies
  • Develop, recommend, and implement new processes and procedures


What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 4 years with a large public accounting firm and/or tax compliance in a large corporate environment
  • Multistate income tax compliance experience with corporations required
  • Able to do technical research and interpret and apply income tax regulations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills preferred, but not required. (links, arrays, large data manipulation)
  • Must be proactive, responsive and resourceful
  • Highly flexible and motivated with an ability to work independently and after-hours at certain times of the year
  • Able to multi-task and deliver results under firm deadlines

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience using Corptax, Oracle, and HFM is a plus but not required

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits
  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career
  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!  

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!


Manager, Financial Reporting - Western Union
Manager, Financial Reporting - Western Union


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