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RR Donnelley Tax Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

For over 150 years, RR Donnelley 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 Tax Accountant to assist with all aspects of its global income tax function. The Tax Accountant is a hands-on tax professional that will assist with the preparation of income tax compliance, tax accounting, tax audits and special projects. Collaborate with operational areas within the organization, including the Corporate Controllers Group, Shared Services, Treasury, etc. Assists with the research of 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. Gathers tax information supplied by the company’s operating units, both domestic and international to prepare schedule M adjustments and assist with legal entity restructuring resulting from planning and transactions. Strong team approach when working with colleagues.


  • Assists with the preparation 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.

  • Assists with the preparation 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.

  • Prepares quarterly federal and state estimated tax payments and extensions.

  • Provides assistance with the 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 compliance.

  • Support 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.

  • Provides tax audit assistance for federal, state, and foreign tax audits.

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal, state and foreign income tax laws.

  • Perform other tax-related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Strong organization skills and ability to juggle projects simultaneously

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Interest in process improvement, automation and manipulating data efficiently

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or equivalent

  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with OneSource suite of tax software, SAP and HRM preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (v/hlookup, pivot tables, other functions) required

  • CPA and/or Masters in Taxation preferred

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer