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Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 agent locations bringing immense distribution and convenience to our consumers. But we are much more than that. We are a leader in billing and payment processing serving many vertical markets. That means aggressively pursuing biller prospects to provide both electronic billing and payment and walk-in payment services. So if you’re looking for a leading company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.


Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?


We’re seeking a Senior Tax Specialist, based in our Denver, Colorado office (global headquarters)

In this role, you will prepare and file US/state tax returns, maintaining tax reserves, ETR management and provide timely and accurate tax data and disclosures in the financial statements and forecasts.  


Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Maintain the ASC 740.10 inventory of uncertain tax positions and prepare all related workpapers on a quarterly and annual basis for 10Q and 10K disclosures, tax forecasting, monthly journal entries, and variance analysis
  • Prepare the state tax accounting components of the global tax provision and US regulatory filings
  • Prepare federal and state income tax filings including quarterly estimates, extensions, and tax returns
  • Assist with other tax projects including but not limited to tax account reconciliation, state tax credits and NOL utilization, state ETR management, and state audit inquiries and notices
  • Communicate with assigned business unit personnel to obtain information necessary to prepare the aforementioned tax filings
  • Review tax packages and identify and research tax issues and filing questions
  • Develop, recommend and implement new processes and procedures
  • Maintain ASC 740 workpapers, including tax basis balance sheets for assigned companies

What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 3 years with a large public accounting firm and/or tax compliance in a large multistate corporate environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • CPAs or CPA candidates preferred, but not required
  • Experience using Corptax, Oracle and HFM a plus but not required
  • Must be proactive, responsive and resourceful
  • Highly flexible and motivated with an ability to work in a team setting as well as independently
  • Able to engage in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure and firm deadlines

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with peers, team members, and colleagues across departments as well as external advisors/auditors
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive global pay and benefits
  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career
  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries
What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!   


Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!


The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.


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