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Staff Tax Accountant - Shelton, CT

Date: Jul 23, 2021

Location: Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.


Position Overview

The Staff, Tax Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Manager, Tax Compliance & Controversy with the completion of the US federal and state income tax returns for the US filing group. In addition this role will be handling the relationship with our third party provider and will work with them on an ongoing basis to ensure the property tax process is running efficiently. The ideal candidate will have some general background in US federal and state income tax and property tax with an ability to learn.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the federal and state income tax compliance process including data gathering, review and completion of various tax computations.
  • Complete fixed asset rollforwards for book and tax on an annual basis via SAP. Usage of SAGE system to complete tax depreciation calculations for newly acquired entities not yet on SAP.
  • Prepare trial balances used for US tax compliance.
  • Opportunity to assist with various federal and state credit calculations.
  • Assist with the management of the US property tax compliance process which is completed by a third party service provider and implement process improvements to streamline.
  • Research various property tax questions brought forward from our business units.
  • Review of 3rd party prepared property tax renditions and related bills.
  • Address and resolve in a timely manner various income, sales and use, property, and other tax notices.
  • Assist with ensuring that we are aligned with tax internal controls on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with property tax implications related to acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Assist the Legal Department with Annual Report filings by supplying relevant key data as needed basis.
  • Assist with ongoing nexus studies and analysis.
  • Research various state matters related to income tax compliance.
  • Special projects as they arise.



Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or in pursuit of CPA a plus
  • 0-2 years of proven experience with an emphasis on US income tax compliance and/or property tax
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in Excel, tax research and fixed asset software products a plus (e.g., HFM, OneSource, SAP, Checkpoint, SAGE, Vertex)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with colleagues across numerous functions and geographic regions
  • Tax Specialties: 
    • U.S. Income Tax Compliance - 55%
    • Property Tax - 35%
    • Other - 10%


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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