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Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger



Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Primary Function:

The Tax Analyst assists in the preparation and filing of Grainger’s tax compliance (US International, State and Federal tax).  Also provides assistance in tax research, tax accounting, audit and tax projects as needed


Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Tax compliance responsibilities include: 
  • US International Information Returns 5471, 8858, 8865, etc.
  • State and Local Income and Franchise Tax Returns and Annual Reports.
  • Federal Form 1120 and related US informational tax forms and/or elections as needed.


  • Assist in gathering data and analysis of the quarterly and annual tax provision.
  • Assist in preparing and responding to tax examinations.
  • Calculate and prepare state tax estimated payments/extensions.
  • Monitor and analyze tax law changes and determining impact for Grainger.
  • Research and resolve tax assessments and notices.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations.
  • Assist with internal and external auditor requests.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of planning opportunities.
  • Assist in the development and improvement of compliance and tax provision processes.
  • Other projects as assigned.
  • Works closely with Tax Team, Finance and Accounting teams, and foreign sub controllers.
  • Assist in the coordination of Federal and State Income Tax compliance.




Preferred Education & Experience: 

  • Masters of Science in Taxation or equivalent education preferred.  A CPA designation a plus.
  • Position requires a minimum of 1-2 years of US tax experience which includes International, State and/or Federal.
  • Ability to manage a workload with sensitive due dates.
  • Must have strong accounting skills.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Excel, Word and tax research tools.
  • Previous experience with SAP and CorpTax is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Must have good organizational skills.

Must have the ability to work independently, be flexible and a team player



Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status."

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