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Senior Tax Specialist

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities. Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market. 

 Bentley Systems, Incorporated is looking for a Senior Tax Specialist in its Exton, PA headquarters. The Senior Tax Specialist position offers exposure to a myriad of various types of corporate tax compliance and provision issues in the areas of federal, state, local and international taxes. The Senior Tax Specialist will participate in all aspects of Bentley Systems US tax compliance, planning, financial reporting and controversy efforts. The Senior Tax Specialist will work with other members of the tax team, as well as the financial reporting and accounting teams, regarding tax compliance and tax accounting issues. Bentley provides a unique environment for self-motivated professionals to grow and thrive.


Day-To-Day Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the US Federal income tax filings, including extensions and estimates throughout the year.
  • Preparation of state and local income tax filings, including extensions and estimated payments.
  • Analysis of general ledger accounts and preparation of tax adjustments for US corporate Federal, state and local income tax returns, and franchise tax returns.
  • Preparation of annual reports, census, property tax and other miscellaneous filings with governmental authorities.
  • Assist with Bentley’s sales and use process and address sales tax questions that may require independent research of sales tax laws in various jurisdictions.
  • Prepare quarterly and year-end tax provision calculations, including tax account reconciliations and roll forwards, as well as resulting journal entries.
  • Prepare Forms 5471 (average of 54+ CFCs), Forms 8858 (average of 20+ DREs and branches), and Form 1118.
  • Assist with GILTI and FDII computations.
  • Assist with audits for federal, state, local, and sales and use tax.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Continuously look to improve departmental methods for information gathering and analysis through internal and external tools.
  • In addition, this role also offers an opportunity to:
  • Assist with the tax aspects f acquisition due diligence, integrations, compliance, and restructurings.
  • Supprt Tax Planning/Tax Research Initiatives through research and preparation of statistical and financial reports, both on a regular and specially-assigned basis with regard to Federal, state and international planning, acquisitions, and audit defense strategies.


Core Competencies Required:

  • Strong work ethic and a desire to learn all aspects of taxation.
  • Proven capacity for handling multiple tasks, coupled with flexibility and creative problem-solving skills in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Possess strong orientation to detail, assuming ownership of projects and organizing to deliver on deadline.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to function independently, demonstrating a high level of motivation for taking initiative.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including working knowledge of SAP, CorpTax, Vertex (for sales & use tax), MS Office, Excel and Word.


 What You Bring To The Team:

  • Minimum of three to five years of tax compliance experience in federal, state and/or local taxation with a public accounting firm and/or multinational corporation.
  • Exposure to sales and use tax and other miscellaneous tax filings.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or related course of study. A CPA certification and/or a MS in Taxation or MBA, a plus.
  • Experience with Accounting for Income Taxes (ASC 740).
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Strong desire to continually improve skillset and grow a career in Tax.




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Bentley is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, disability, protected veteran status, religion, national origin, age or any other protected characteristic.  Additional information about your rights as an applicant under the law may be found by clicking here and here.


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