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Senior Analyst, Tax
 (CSTX01) at CLIFF

Senior Analyst, Tax (CSTX01)

CLIFF Chicago, IL Full Time
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Senior Analyst, Tax

Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America.  The company is vertically integrated from mining through iron making, steelmaking, rolling, finishing and downstream with hot and cold stamping of steel parts and components.

Our objective is to provide opportunities for professional growth while maintaining work-life balance.  We are looking for an individual who is committed to contribute to goal achievement in a positive and proactive working environment.

The Senior Tax Analyst will assist with the development and documentation of the separate entity and consolidated calculations related to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.’s (“CCI”) tax return filings and interim and annual tax provisions. This position also assists with gathering support and preparing responses related to tax audit inquiries and assists with tax department administrative tasks. As a Senior Tax Analyst, this individual will work closely with the CCI Tax Analysts, providing guidance and assisting in their technical and professional development. While performing these various assignments, the Senior Tax Analyst will interface with other CCI departments (e.g., Accounting, Commercial, Financial Planning, Legal, Treasury, etc.) and, where appropriate, CCI’s external advisors. The individual filling this position will report directly to a Tax Manager.

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of complex federal, state, and local tax returns and supporting work papers and files for CCI entities; excluding payroll taxes.  This includes assisting with requesting, gathering, and processing financial information, utilizing software applications to effectively generate the tax returns as well as supporting work papers and files while providing a clear audit trail to source documentation.
  • Assist with the review and submission of basic federal, state and local tax returns and supporting workpapers and files for CCI entities; excluding payroll taxes.
  • Assist with the development of separate company and consolidated projections of current and future CCI tax liabilities (provisions / liabilities / assets).  Assist with tax calculations and documentation related to interim and annual accounting for taxes, estimated payment filings, and tax planning.
  • Assist with income tax audits and inquiries, including gathering supporting documentation for use in responding to matters raised by exam teams.
  • Assist in the training and development of the Tax Analysts and provide guidance to peers.
  • Assist in the analysis of new tax legislation and regulations, reporting requirements, and court cases, identifying potential impacts to CCI and actions to be taken. 
  • Assist with maintaining the electronic files and records of the Tax Department.
  • Actively identify and implement tax department process improvements including, but not limited to, utilizing software to its maximum potential.
  • Participation on quality improvement teams.
  • Minimal travel to other CCI sites.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
  • CPA license preferred (if not already obtained, intention to obtain in the near future)
  • At least 3 years of experience in a corporate tax department or public accounting firm working directly on the preparation of corporate tax returns, specifically Form 1120 and consolidated returns, as well as experience in preparing state and local tax returns.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of accounting/ U.S. GAAP principles as well as a basic understanding of corporate income tax. 
  • Must have a desire to learn the intricacies of corporate taxation and apply the acquired knowledge.
  • Expresses ideas clearly in documents with a focus on organization, structure, grammar, language and terminology adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.  Orally expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations.
  • Establishes high performance standards, striving to attain those standards, taking initiative, and demonstrating commitment to the organization and to the profession. Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Learns new material quickly, understands abstract concepts, recognizes subtle interrelationships, and handles complexity.
  • Sets goals, develops strategies and schedules for meeting those goals, and anticipates obstacles and alternative strategies. 
  • Interacts with others in ways that enhance understanding and respect, recognizes the needs of others, develops smooth relationships, and deals effectively with conflict.
  • Proficient in Onesource Income Tax or similar software used in the preparation of corporate income tax returns (i.e., Form 1120).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with the following software:
    • Oracle/Ellipse/Hyperion/SAP
    • Onesource Tax Provision
  • Strong technology skills, knowledge of information systems
Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  The company generally does not sponsor candidates for temporary visas or permanent residency for this position.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [ Email address blocked ] or call
1-(312) 899-3097
and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Do not email your application materials to this email address. Application materials sent to this email address will not be considered.

As a company, we are doing what we can to keep all our employees safe and healthy.  It is the current expectation that ALL Cleveland-Cliffs employees will be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.  Before accepting an offer of employment you must certify that you are fully vaccinated.  Cleveland-Cliffs reserves the right to require proof of vaccination.   
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


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