2023 State and Local Tax Fall Intern - St. Louis, MO

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/17/2023 9:44 AM)
Job ID
State & Local Tax
Campus Hire
Jacob Breese

Position Summary

The State and Local Tax Accountant is responsible for preparing and reporting tax filings at the state and local level, including sales and use taxes; property taxes; as well as federal/state excise taxes as needed. During this time, the Staff needs to focus on developing skills, building their technical skill base, understanding and executing diligent client service, and getting oriented to the Firm’s practices, policies, and culture.  Work is performed under close supervision.  Responsibilities increase with demonstrated skill.


Prepare state and local tax returns: Sales/Use, Property Tax, and Income/Franchise/Gross Receipt
Research and consult on various state and local tax matters, such as: analysis of client nexus / filing obligations, service and product specific sales tax research, and state conformity to federal income tax code.
Prepare responses to inquiries from tax authorities, including participation
Work closely with managers and partners to promptly resolve client matters or tax issues
Maintain awareness of industry trends and governmental regulations
Execute on special filings – e.g. amended returns for refunds, past due returns for voluntary disclosures – based on opportunities identified by the practice leader
Communicates with various state agencies regarding the collection, payment and reporting of these taxes, including working with government auditors to provide information and mange tax audit process.
Works with others in tax department to ensure accuracy of filings and compliance with multiple timetables and daily deadlines for multiple companies


  • Begins to build knowledge base of the local office service offerings 
  • Solicits internal experts from which to learn and builds relationships 
  • Positively represents and actively promotes the Firm 
  • Seeks opportunities to participate in mentoring, recruiting, retention and team-building activities
  • Serves as a role model for interns and paraprofessionals and coaches them on Firm policies and procedures.
  • Conducts oneself professionally and shows respect to others at all times;  maintains poise under pressure, especially during stressful times and during peak periods of client engagement activity 
  • Develops and establishes rapport with fellow employees
  • Proactively seeks knowledge, new tasks and responsibilities
  • Cooperative and responsive to training, supervision and constructive criticism 
  • Respects and embraces diversity; looks to build a One-Firm team spirit amongst peers
  • Punctually enters time and expenses to support efficient billing processes
  • Maintains appropriate compliance with all firm wide and local office policies and procedures

Experience and Education


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technology experience
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s in Accounting (for Audit or Tax)
  • Master’s degree or 150 credits completed, in designated states


  • 0-1 year in relevant position
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic business, technology, or audit principles/standards.

License / Certification 

  • Actively working toward passing the CPA Exam, or relevant certification for respective discipline as soon as possible, if certification is not already attained. 
  • Must maintain required CPE credits annually 

Legal / Compliance 

  • Must complete acknowledgement of Corporate Policy and Compliance Manual
  • Must complete acknowledgement of Employee Manual document
  • Must complete acknowledgement of Independence Guidelines and Ethical Standards document
  • Governmental engagements require ability to obtain a security clearance from the United States government.


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