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RR Donnelley Sr. Tax Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Position Location - Downtown Chicago/Hybrid Role

For over 150 years, RR Donnelley (RRD) has helped businesses connect with audiences through the power of words and images. With our numerous complementary capabilities in creative and design services, content management, digital and print production, data analytics, supply chain management, and business process outsourcing, RR Donnelley can power its more than 60,000 customers to create connected experiences with their customers.

RRD is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to assist with all aspects of its global income tax function. The Senior Tax Accountant is a hands-on tax professional that will assist with the preparation and review of income tax compliance, tax accounting, tax audits and special projects. Collaborate with strategic and operational areas within the organization, including the Corporate Controllers Group, Legal, Shared Services, FP&A, Treasury, Internal Audit, etc. Reviews and research’s complex tax matters included in the annual tax returns and documents positions with the support of the tax team and external advisors. Stays current on new tax legislation and trends that impact a US multinational publically traded company’s quarterly ASC 740 tax provisions, including tax footnote disclosures. Reviews tax information supplied by the company’s operating units, both domestic and international to prepare and review schedule M adjustments and assist with legal entity restructuring resulting from planning and transactions. Recognizes tax issues and works to resolve them timely. Strong team approach when working with colleagues.


  • Preparation and review of RRD’s US Federal Consolidated Form 1120, which includes over 100 U.S. and foreign legal entities as well as Form 1118, 5471, 8858, 8865, 8990, 8991, 8992, 8993, etc.

  • Preparation and review of RRD’s Corporate State Income & Franchise Tax Returns for over 40 states, which include modifications and factor adjustments for GILTI, Section 78, Section 250, DRD, Subpart F, Depreciation, Section 163(j), Capital Gains/Loss, etc.

  • Preparation and review of quarterly federal and state estimated tax payments and extensions.

  • Assist with RRD’s quarterly ASC 740 global SEC income tax reporting/forecasting, including but not limited to analysis of current/deferred taxes, purchase/disposition accounting, uncertain tax positions, return to provision, discrete events, rate reconciliations, journal entries, etc.

  • Assist with continual process improvement where standardized processes are embedded in tax technology and HFM so GL balances are easily refreshed and imported/exported to/from the OneSource Suite of Products (E.g. OTP, OIT, GAM, UTP, OSA, OS Data Query, etc.).

  • Provide assistance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance by adhering to internal controls supported by detailed work plans, procedures and narratives that are reviewed quarterly by RRD’s internal audit department and external audit firm.

  • Assist with tax planning projects designed to minimize cash taxes and reduce the overall effective income tax rate, which includes income tax research and analysis of acquisition/disposition activity, legal entity restructuring/reorganizations, E&P, basis, tax credits and incentives, etc.

  • Assist with federal, state and foreign tax audits by preparing and reviewing responses to information document requests and notices, researching tax issues and corresponding with auditors.

  • Work collaboratively while developing staff and others to stay current on tax legislative updates.

Required Skills

  • Interest in process improvement, automation and manipulating data efficiently

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Required Experience

  • Bachelors of Science Accounting or equivalent

  • CPA and Masters in Taxation preferred

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with OneSource Tax Software, SAP and HFM preferred

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer