Job Details Researches tax law and serves as author of professional tax education content (federal and state of IL).Provides authoritative, detailed professional and technical knowledge in the area of taxation (federal and state) and tax education and outreach. Continually stays up-to-date on new federal and state tax laws. Serves as point person for ACE departmental needs.Research emerging issues in the field of taxation, identify key concepts to include in topic-specific content, and write and review topic-specific content. Investigates various authoritative sources of tax law explanations in order to create the most accurate description of tax law for the workbook.Conduct a technical review and editing of content developed by other internal and external authors to ensure accurate interpretation of changing tax laws. Writes articles for Tax School blog.
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Tax School, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Tax Materials Specialist
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Primary Function of Position:
Under the direction of the Tax School Director, this position works as a member of the Tax School editorial team responsible for research, authorship, and development of the annual Federal Tax Workbook and other tax education materials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop tax-related content for use in Tax School educational offerings, including the Federal Tax Workbook, in-depth seminars, webinars, and self-study courses.
2. Collaborate with Editorial Team to ensure smooth and efficient operation during the workbook production process including proofreading, editing and revising content. In collaboration with Editorial Team, identifies and selects content authors and reviewers.Attends meeting related to workbook content development, contributes ideas, and resolves problems as needed.
3. Contribute to setting and accomplishing Tax School strategic goals related to position.
4. Perform other related duties as assigned.Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.A minimum of 5 years of recent professional experience preparing/auditing federal and state tax returns for both individuals and entities.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and electronic tax research.Demonstrated ability to respond positively to customer needs and requests.Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective conflict resolution skills.Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines.Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects effectively.Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.Preferred Qualifications:CPA, JD or Enrolled Agent designation.Experience writing technical tax-related content.Experience editing materials written by others.Familiarity with Illinois Tax School seminars.Experience developing and/or teaching self-study courses, webinars, or seminars.SALARY AND APPOINTMENT DETAILS:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full time, 100% professional appointment.PROPOSED STARTING DATE:
8/16/2022 or as soon as possible after the close of the searchAPPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, writing sample on tax-related content, and contact information of three professional references by June 22, 2022. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Stephen Atibalentja, search chair, via e-mail at email@example.com .
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Tax Materials Specialist (Tax School) - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (164877)
Agr and Consumer Economics