Sr Tax Accountant

Broomfield, CO, United States


Full Time

30 minutes ago

Job description

Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream

We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.  


At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn’t restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.  

We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.

About the Role

As a Senior Tax Accountant, you will play a fundamental role in supporting our dynamic company in planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, international, and other applicable tax laws and regulations, as well as financial reporting for income taxes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in corporate taxation and be well-versed in the complexities of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740. You will support direct and indirect taxes, including income, sales and use, property, and consumption-based taxes. You’ll actively monitor U.S., state, and international tax matters, track tax legislative and judicial actions, analyze potential impacts/benefits, and implement action plans for the Company. Your duties will also include analyzing tax ramifications of strategic initiatives or significant M&A transactions, performing technical review and research of complex tax return issues, and support of the design and execution of tax controls.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review federal, state, and local income tax returns, ensuring timely and accurate filings

  • Assist with quarterly and annual tax provision calculations in accordance with ASC 740

  • Collaborate with accounting and finance teams to gather information for tax compliance and financial reporting

  • Conduct tax research of laws and regulations and develop tax planning strategies to optimize the company's tax position

  • Assist with the preparation of tax forecasts and estimations to support financial planning

  • Liaise with external tax consultants and auditors during examinations and audits, particularly in support of the tax provision process

  • Maintain internal controls and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and changes in tax legislation that may impact the company

  • Assist with special projects and other related duties as assigned

About You:

Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream — to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly – to join us on this transformational journey.  


We’re looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision and audacious goals – while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, or other related field

  • Working knowledge and experience with domestic and international income tax compliance, documentation, and reporting functions

  • Familiarity with ASC 740 and financial reporting related to taxes

  • Knowledge of the monitoring and maintenance of tax controls

  • Strong business analytical skills with experience analyzing and interpreting financial data and preparing financial reports and/or projections

  • Proven experience and skills in time management, briefing, presentation, and strategic thinking

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to varying audiences

  • Ability to navigate change and uncertainty, make defensible decisions in ambiguity and own those decisions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typically, 2 - 4 years of relevant and demonstrated tax experience

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), JD, Masters in Taxation, or LL.M in Taxation

  • Experience with OneSource and Vertex Tax Software

  • Demonstrated passion for ideation, intellectual curiosity, and innovation, as well as motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose

  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and understand complex technical and program interdependencies

  • Proven long-term and strategic perspective that extends beyond the immediate initiatives; visualizes and articulates a clear direction

  • Understanding of Federal acquisition Regulations (FAR)/ Defense Federal acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense (Civilian), NASA/Civil or commercial space, and/or US Military, with an understanding of defense, aerospace, intelligence, and adjacent markets


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Elevate Your Career

At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations. 

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position. 
We also offer a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$91,154.71 - $125,337.72

At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.

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