Senior Tax Accountant

City of Hope
Irwindale, California
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Under minimum supervision applies broad knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures to prepare tax returns for Parent Corporation and volunteer chapters. Uses computer to input, retrieve, maintain, tax data and generate reports. Provides assistance and backup to the Tax & Licensing Director and represents the department as requested in the Director's absence.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Prepares and coordinates chapter returns.
  • Prepares trust tax returns.
  • Prepares sales tax returns for City of Hope Parent Corporation, Medical Center, Beckman Research
  • Institute and Chapter Thrift Shops.
  • Prepares organization benefit plan returns (Form 5500).
  • Computes and records trust accounting.
  • Coordinates the bank records reconciliation with outside agency.
  • Coordinates new trust and gift annuity checklists.
  • Monitors in-kind gifts. Coordinates form 8283 with donors for accuracy. Files form 8282 with
  • Internal Revenue Service when appropriate.
  • Deposits trust payments into bank accounts.
  • Maintains professional growth and development and keeps abreast of latest trends in area of
  • expertise.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance
  • improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines. Practices a high
  • level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • In the absence of the Director, assigns, monitors and reviews the work of the Tax Assistant and Tax Licensing Specialist.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree.Experience may substitute for minimum education requirement.
  • 3 - 5 years experience working as an accountant preferably in a tax environment.
  • Balance figures
  • Compile data/statistics
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Prepare reports

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Accounting/Tax
  • 10-key by touch
  • Excellent organizational skills

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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