Senior Tax Accountant

Who we are
Our Mission

Build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.

Our strategy

Acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.

Our values
  • Partnership
  • Passion
  • Discipline
Our core competencies
  • Sourcing
  • People
  • Evaluation
  • Continuous Improvement
Our Firm
  • Lean, collaborative team, working directly with Partners and senior management
  • Successful track record resulting in exciting growth
  • 6 out of 7 current Partners started as associates or Vice Presidents at Sterling
  • Resources Group, comprised of subject matter experts in Human Capital, Operations, Commercial, Strategy, Technology, and M&A, are members of deal teams and help drive improvements at portfolio companies
  • Hands on investing model resulting in deep engagement with our portfolio companies
Our Culture
  • We believe in long term partnership and collaboration
  • Relentless, firm-wide commitment to continuous improvement
  • We say "we" more than "I"
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passionate about building winning businesses


The Sterling Group is seeking a detail oriented and self-motivated Senior Tax Accountant to join our team! The Tax Accountant will report to the Tax Manager and assist with domestic and international tax compliance and reporting for The Sterling Group, its affiliated management companies and private equity funds.

We are a small group of highly motivated professionals dedicated to creating exceptional companies and being the best in class. If you are looking for a dynamic, growing firm where you can use your talents, we would love to hear from you! Our office environment is highly professional with executives who care about your well-being and invest in your professional growth. As part of a small team you will work closely with upper management in an active role to drive improvements and maintain integrity of our processes and procedures. This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company.

Key Responsibilities

Assist in managing the firm’s international, federal, state and local tax compliance, including:

Working directly with external “Big 4” tax advisor

Preparing tax-related communications

Preparing estimated tax projections

Preparing tax provisions for blocker corporations

Preparing Forms W-9/W-8 and obtaining EINs

Preparing 1099 reporting for various entities

Review Big 4 service providers’ work for year-end k-1s and tax returns

Review tax allocations of partnership income

Assist in state tax issues including state tax withholding for fund entities

Assist with required federal and state tax payments and tracking

Register for new accounts with various state and local governments as needed

Assist with IRS and state agency audits, inquiries, and tax notices

Coordinate collection of tax data from portfolio companies

Assist with continuous improvement of processes, policies, and procedures

Document investment specific technical and compliance issues and reporting positions

Assist with international filings and preparation of applicable forms

Assist compliance with FATCA and CRS policies, procedures, and reporting requirements

Ensure entity compliance with CT Corp for the Registered Agent, Delaware Annual Reports and Annual Audits

Prepare name change IRS letters, Forms 8832 and 8937

Prepare Aircraft Disallowance calculations

Assist with FBAR and Business Personal Property Rendition filings, Fixed Assets, Transaction Cost analysis, USRPHC analysis and documentation

Draft responses to Limited Partners’ and Co-investor’s tax inquiries and tax information needs

Ad-hoc analyses and assignments


Accounting or Tax degree from an accredited university

At least 2 years of tax experience with a Big 4 accounting firm

CPA or CPA candidate

Experience with Partnership accounting and tax compliance preferred. Corporate tax experience is a plus


Highest degree of personal integrity, judgment, and professional ethics

Tech savvy and able to enhance use of systems

Strong Excel skills (e.g., PivotTables, VLookup, etc.)

Ability to produce timely and accurate records, with an emphasis on the importance of supporting work paper documentation

Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of the team to proactively identify and resolve issues

Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with complex data to drive decision-making

High degree of accuracy and attention to detail, organized and methodical

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic culture, with the ability to take initiative and be hands-on

Ability to handle multiple demands, competing priorities, and constant change in a deadline driven environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills

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