Tax Accountant

| Chicago

Optiver is looking for a talented Tax Accountant to join our growing Finance team. This position will play an integral role in minimizing tax liability and reputational risk for Optiver by working closely with various in-house departments and third party tax advisors. 

Who we are:
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

What you'll do as our new Tax Accountant:
• Assist with all tax compliance (Federal, State and Local)
• Complete monthly book to tax reconciliation and corresponding journal entries
• Prepare quarterly tax estimates
• Assist Senior Accountant to advise business units on the direct and indirect tax implications of existing and new international operations 
• Liaise with affiliates, including Amsterdam headquarters regarding global tax topics
• Monitor current and proposed US tax law changes
• Ensure new products and business transactions are handled in accordance with all tax compliance requirements, company standards and overall best practices
• Effectively communicate complex tax issues to a nontax audience
• Collaborate with various teams within the firm on a daily basis to obtain and analyze necessary tax information
• Coordinate projects with Optiver’s third party tax advisors
• Assist in completion of foreign reporting requirements
• Calculate sales and use tax payments
• Research miscellaneous tax issues

What you’ll need:
• 4-5 years of experience in related role in the financial services industry or public accounting
• Driven, highly detail-oriented and analytical personality
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient in Excel
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Taxation/Accounting
• CPA (preferred)
• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you’ll get:
25 days paid vacation; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages provided daily; weekly in-house chair massages; casual dress; barista; game room and more!

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Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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