• Senior Tax Specialist

    Position Location(s) US-PA-Moon Township
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  • Additional Comments:

    Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience, Internal and External candidates are being considered simultaneously


    NOVA Chemicals is experiencing significant growth and we are looking for talented and passionate people to work in our collaborative and innovative organization. As a Responsible Care® company, we are committed to safety and sustainability, we are a respected community partner and we take pride in being a leading producer of plastics and chemicals that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier.


    We are currently seeking a Senior Tax Specialist who reports to the US Tax Manager and is part of our Finance organization.  The successful candidate will be passionate about tax laws, compliance and reporting. In addition, we are seeking a professional with hands-on experience collaborating with internal teams and external tax agencies/advisories regarding complex tax issues impacting our business.



    • Independently prepares and files all state income and franchise tax returns, including work papers for NOVA U.S. companies
    • Independently prepares and files U.S. Federal consolidated tax return
    • Analyzes accounts, prepares supporting spreadsheets/tax work papers
    • Prepares current year income tax provision
    • Prepares Federal and state tax return extensions
    • Analyzes and prepares financial data for tax estimated Quarterly installment payments for NOVA U.S. companies
    • Manages state income and franchise tax audits
    • Assists in transfer pricing analysis and documentation
    • Other projects as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree and CPA designation required; or Master’s degree (if no CPA).
    • 8+ years’ experience with tax accounting, and federal tax compliance.
    • Broad understanding of US federal income tax rules and US GAAP/IRFS Financial Reporting.
    • Hands on experience with Federal, state income and franchise tax compliance
    • Management experience a plus (leading, coaching and project management preferred)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which will be used internally within these business units, supply chain, finance, IT and shared service support and will be used externally with revenue authorities and outside advisors to establish and maintain productive working relationships.
    • Strong people management skills, this position requires an individual who is self-motivated and who takes ownership of assigned processes and projects.
    • Team player, ability to thrive in team oriented workplace that encourages active collaboration and cooperation to achieve continuous improvement and high performance.
    • Excellent quantitative skills, proficiency with Excel, Insource, SAP and BPC consolidation (or similar) software preferred.


    About Us:

    NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

    The NOVA Chemicals U.S. Commercial Center (USCC) is located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  USCC’s primary focus is on executive leadership, corporate and support functions.


    Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania.



    NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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