Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Tax Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Tax Analyst

Cambridge, United States


Jan 08, 2019 Post Date

015243 Requisition #

About the Job

If you use the Internet for anything – to check sports scores, book a hotel, track an order, or watch a movie trailer online – you've probably used Akamai's services without even knowing it. Akamai is the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate for more than 2,000 enterprises.

We are currently expanding the tax function in Cambridge and are looking for talented and motivated people who would like to be part of our team in our Cambridge office and support the team with the review and preparation of the state corporate income tax returns, monthly state, county, and local sales/use and property tax returns, state and local annual reports and business licenses, along with the required work papers and any indirect tax inquiries from customers or vendors. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.

If you want to broaden your skills and at the same time have real impact on how things are done you are welcomed to apply for this position.

About the Team

The Tax Team is located in US (HQ) and Poland. You will have day to day contact with the Team. You will report to the US Tax Manager, who reports to the Vice President of Tax. The tax department reports to the CFO and works directly with the finance group.


The Senior Tax Associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned: 

  • Assistance with the preparation and review of the state income tax workpapers, including state apportionment workpapers.

  • Review of work papers to support sales/use, and property tax returns. 

  • Oversee coordination of the preparation of tax returns with third party providers. 

  • Review electronic funds transfers (EFTs) to pay taxes that are due. 

  • Interact with state officials to resolve notices and/or requests for information. 

  • Review exemption certificates to ensure the company only pays sales tax to the proper jurisdictions. 

  • Review and gather information needed for tax audits. 

  • Analyze sales tax accounts and record journal entries when necessary. 

  • Interact with other Finance associates to resolve tax issues that arise.

  • Special projects, as they arise. 


*Basic Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree and a minimum of 8 years of related work experience; or an advanced degree and a minimum of 6 years of related work experience.

  • Familiarity with state income tax and state sales and use taxes.

  • Minimum of 2 years with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

  • Ability to create clear and concise documentation and workpapers.

*Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant.

  • Masters in Taxation

  • Demonstrated skills in state and location taxation (income and indirect taxes).

  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.

  • Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.

  • Motivation to learn and work in a changing environment.

  • Strong analytical and writing skills.

  • Ability to work suitable with various employees in the finance department and other departments within Akamai.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects

  • Exhibits strong ethical behavior

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

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