Senior Analyst, Tax, Houston, TX, (Hybrid)

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77084

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Finance team at our Houston location. 

The Senior Tax Analyst will perform key tax actions such as the preparation and review of quarterly tax accounting and compliance specific matters.  The role will also aid other functional areas of the tax department as needed including assistance with quarterly provisions including reconciliation and analysis of financial tax accounts. Under general supervision, solves complex problems requiring detailed knowledge of field and industry best practices. Uses experience and problem-solving skills to develop and improve. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently complete the preparation and review of local country, federal and state tax returns and ensure accurate and timely filings to minimize assessments and penalties.
  • Independently prepare and assess the international components of consolidated U.S. federal income tax return including Forms such as 5471, 5713, 8858 and related elections and consolidated return statements.
  • Independently prepare of estimated tax payments and extensions.
  • Drive and lead the gathering and preparation of calculations related to Accounting for Income Taxes under IFRS and local country guidance as applicable.  Including account reconciliations.
  • Finalize and complete the resolution process for local country and federal tax notices and tax audits with various governmental agencies.
  • Research and resolve international, federal, and local laws and regulations as well as proactively monitor legislative changes to ensure compliance.
  • Proactively assist with tax planning and special projects such mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
  • Independently document, review, and test the performance of internal controls and procedures for SOX compliance testing.
  • Communicate and partner with internal stakeholders and functional representatives as well as external partners such as auditors.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of overall relevant work experience.
  • Strong understanding of US income taxation and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proven track record of understanding and applying basic tax calculations, concepts, principles, practices, and standards in the performance of role evidence by the delivery of acceptable, completed staff work.
  • Strong reconciliation, analytical skills with the ability to develop new processes as needed.
  • Solid ability to resolve moderate to complex tax and other related issues and problems.
  • Keen recognition that failures or errors in judgment, work product, and decisions have significant impacts on the business.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to include written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal.
  • Solid judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills with a high level of accuracy.
  • Must be able to work under general to limited supervision and act independently in an experienced professional/subject matter expert (SME) capacity.
  • Possess the ability to effectively work independently and in an “open” team oriented environment.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field of study from an accredited college/university.
  • Master’s degree in Taxation, Accounting, or related field of study from an accredited college/university preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Houston