Tax Specialist

--School Group--




Tax Specialist  



Reports to  

Financial Analyst Manager 


About School Group 

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 



Role Overview 

Responsible for quarterly and annual Federal and selected international tax compliance. This includes responsibilities for all documentation and support and researching any relevant issues. Responsible for responding to related tax correspondence and preparation of the quarterly and annual tax provision and related tax accounting. We are an international start-up nonprofit, based in the United States.  We will need to file the IRS form 990 this year as well as the IRS form 1023, and will need to research tax forms for our other operating countries.   


Essential Functions 

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements  

  • Prepare quarterly and annual Federal related tax compliance 

  • Prepare select Federal compliance relating to international subsidiaries, including but not limited to foreign tax credit calculations 

  • Preparation calculations of research and development credit, including documentation requirements in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code 

  • Prepare Uniform Capitalization calculation in accordance with §263A of the Internal Revenue Code 

  • Manage tax software and implement new features and updates, assist with the quarterly and annual provision process 

  • Respond to related tax correspondence and research issues as they arise 

  • Assist with IRS and state audits as they arise, prepare quarterly and annual Fin 48 compliance 

  • Prepare quarterly and annual FAS 123R compliance. 





Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 



Key Relationships 






  • Experience with nonprofit tax preparation required, specifically IRS form 990. 

  • BS in Accounting required; CPA & MST preferred. 2+ yrs experience with domestic corporate tax filings.  

  • PC skills required: extensive use of Microsoft Excel & Word and experience with tax software (PW, TMS).  

  • Must have good communication and writing skills to interact with various departments and with outside reporting jurisdictions 







Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 


  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 


  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 



Other information 


This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.