Wolters Kluwer TAX QA Analyst in Kennesaw, Georgia
TAX QA Analyst
Requisition Number: 17-17348
Shift: Not Applicable
Job Description: 17-17348 – Tax QA Analyst
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is looking for a TAX QA Analyst to work out of our Kennesaw, GA office.
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, and is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The CCH® ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Axcess™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, CCH® IntelliConnect Direct, CCH® Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is based in Riverwoods, IL, with key office locations in Dallas, Wichita, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Torrance.
The digital future has arrived and the tax and accounting professions are changing rapidly. Professionals today have different needs, expectations and capabilities. In addition to accuracy, they need greater mobility, simplicity and speed. These needs place a premium on access to active intelligence, agile systems and integrated workflow solutions — in short “Best in Process” solutions. This is precisely the value that Wolters Kluwer, Tax & Accounting US delivers to professionals.
The QA Analyst for Tax QA Conversions is responsible for verifying federal and state forms calculate correctly and are accurately designed based on requirements set forth in the form instructions and tax law. The QA Analyst will also be responsible for testing competitor conversion utilities to ensure accuracy according to specified requirements. Responsibilities include executing test cases, writing test cases, reporting defects and troubleshooting. The position may also require a review of user and design documentation to validate program functionality.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary responsibilities include:
Reading, comprehending and interpreting federal and state tax law and tax form instructions
Verifying accuracy and completeness of data transfer from one program to another
Testing new products and features in all stages of development
Owning all steps of the defect life cycle including:
oFinding and reporting defects with detailed, accurate and concise steps to reproduce
oDuplicating reported defects from customers
oAssisting developers in researching defects
oVerifying defect fixes when returned from development in a working build
Executing test plans accurately and reporting results
Providing initial risk assessment of new/ legacy product functionality or integration issues
Reviewing user documentation to ensure accurate descriptions of functionality
Assisting the QA and Development teams in identifying program enhancements
Creating, executing and recording the results of tests
Providing input to the continuous improvement of product testing processes
Reporting issues having a direct and material impact on successful completion of assigned tasks to Test Lead/s or QA
Implementing product testing practices in accordance with the standards and practices set forth and/or changed by
the QA Manager, consistent with stated project goals and objectives
On an ongoing basis, establishing and maintaining working knowledge and understanding of software test
methodologies, standards, practices and procedures
Participate in small teams committed to Agile Development practices using Scrum methodology.
Communicating program issues to development, product management, support and other stakeholders as needed
Collaborate with other QA and/or Development teams as needed
Performing other duties as assigned by QA Manager or Leads
Qualifications: JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education: BS/BA in Accounting or related field or if no degree, 4 plus years of equivalent work related experience with tax preparation or tax accounting
Experience: 1 -4 years of experience in the following areas:
•Experience in preparing and/or testing federal and state 1040, 706, 709, 990, 1040, 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120S, 5500
and Miscellaneous income tax returns
•Strong mathematical and
•Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
•Experience using TaxWise, Drake, Lacerte, ProSeries or similar software applications for tax preparation is a plus
•Certification as an Enrolled Agent, Chartered Tax Professional, etc is a plus
•Strong working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems
•Strong working knowledge of common desktop tax preparation software (desktop or web-based applications)
•Strong communication skills: Verbal, written, and reading comprehension
•Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined and results-oriented
•Ability to read and follow complex instructions
•Basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
•Basic understanding of testing methodologies and general quality concepts
•Ability to think both logically and abstractly
•Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment, under time-sensitive deadlines
•Ability to use reference materials to research technical issues
•The ability to juggle tasks on multiple test projects concurrently
•Ability to communicate solutions to complex technical subjects and explain them to others who are not technical in nature
•Ability to work with others who are not technically oriented
•Strong tax preparation knowledge/experience
•Strong verbal and written communication skills are very important
•Independent team abilities to solve complex problems
•Successful management of multiple tasks/responsibilities concurrently
•Experience succeeding in a very fast paced and dynamic work environment
•Self- motivated, self-disciplined and results-oriented
•Agile software development process experience
•Software testing Microsoft Windows or Web applications
No travel expected
Normal Office environment
ABOUT WOLTERS KLUWER
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.