Income Tax Associate

MHC Equity Lifestyle Properties Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 month ago

ELS is seeking an Income Tax Associate in our Chicago Home Office. As an Income Tax Associate, you will assist with tax compliance, including the accurate and timely preparation of federal, state and local income tax returns for ELS, a publicly-traded REIT. You will also gather information, research tax laws and correspond with taxing agencies.

What will you be doing?

  • You prepare federal, state and local tax returns for ELS and its related corporations and partnerships on a timely basis.

  • You gather management and accounting information. You obtain any necessary clarification, request additional information and communicate with various departments concerning any problems that arise.

  • You conduct research as necessary to determine compliance with the tax laws. Reads periodicals to maintain knowledge about changing tax laws, planning opportunities, filing requirements, etc.

  • You prepare the federal and state extension requests and quarterly estimated tax payments for the various companies and helps to maintain the Tax Dept Calendar.

  • You prepare federal tax returns and various state returns including franchise tax returns and annual reports.

  • You researches, resolves and responds to state and federal regulatory agencies' notices. You correspond with federal and state taxing agencies in connection with penalty notices and filing inquiries as needed.

  • You review corporate and partnership legal documents and correspondence as needed to ensure correct preparation of tax returns.

  • You prepare quarterly and annual REIT testing.

  • You assist with preparation of quarterly provision calculation for the ELS' public filings.

Your qualifications include:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field. If you have a Masters' degree and CPA, this is a plus.

  • You have 1-2 years experience in a tax role. If you have a focus on real estate partnerships and REITs, this is a plus.

  • You possesses the ability to follow directions to accomplish goals in an effective manner.

  • You have excellent communication and follow-up skills.

  • You possesses intermediate excel skills with the ability to master advanced excel skills quickly.

  • If you have working knowledge of tax software systems, this is a plus.

What do you get from us?

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we provide a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans; a generous 401k employer match; and paid vacations, holidays, and sick time.

Who is ELS?

Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America. Our beautiful properties are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. ELS has a strong national presence with more than 400 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of more than 4000 employees.

An established yet entrepreneurial business, we have visionary goals and look for people who align with this vision and have a hunger to succeed. In return, our teammates contribute to cultivating a culture that is challenging, engaging and rewarding. We are in search of the absolute best talent in the market for our roles proven self-starters, standout colleagues and creative thinkers - as these individuals will help to craft and lead our future.

We welcome and thank all applicants. EOE.

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Income Tax Associate

MHC Equity Lifestyle Properties