Senior Tax Accountant

March 4, 2019


Berlin Packaging LLC


Forest, Paper, and Packaging




Chicago, IL


Berlin Packaging is the nation's premier supplier of rigid packaging and packaging components. We are a $2.6 billion-dollar company with 30+ straight years of record growth.

Don’t know what makes the rigid packaging industry special? Well, chances are you enjoy products supplied by Berlin Packaging every day! Imagine yourself walking into your favorite big-box store. Take a mental look around and think about every glass, plastic, or metal package you see. Berlin Packaging touches virtually every market: automotive, beverage, food, home care, industrial chemical, pet care and veterinary, personal health and beauty, wine and spirits, and now, cannabis too.

Next, combine that with an award-winning culture. Our 1,000+ employees are high-performing - and importantly, collaborative - entrepreneurs who blow through obstacles and embody an “Anything is Possible!” mindset. We love it here. Our engagement scores are 3x the national average. And every single employee shares in Berlin’s profitable growth.

Now you understand why since 1898, our 100+ year-old company has grown 10x faster than our industry!

And we're not done yet.

In order to continue our record growth streak, we need people like YOU to join our team! Are you up for the opportunity of a lifetime? If so, we are seeking a driven Senior Tax Analyst to join our Finance team at our corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago. Explosive growth has created the need to expand the tax department. This position will play a key role in helping us to continue transitioning from a purely outsourced tax function to a balanced co-sourced tax function. Interested candidates should possess proven technical tax skills and a strong process orientation along with a drive to streamline processes and enhance the quality of tax outputs. This position will provide exposure to many areas of taxation as well as to various facets of the business. If you are passionate, entrepreneurial, show pride of ownership, and have an unquenchable desire to grow and succeed, your opportunity to grow and prosper will be limitless.

Primary duties & responsibilities:

Sales and Use Tax:

  • Responsible compiling information for outside providers to file monthly, quarterly and annual sales and use tax returns.
  • Responsible for maintaining sales tax rates with the accounting system to ensure appropriate sales tax is charged to our customers.
  • Partner with the Credit team to ensure sales tax exemptions claimed by customers are appropriate and that proper documentation is maintained.

Income Tax:

  • Manage quarterly tax payment process and coordinate with outside tax preparers.
  • Play a key role in managing outside tax preparers to achieve maximum quality while incurring minimal fees.
  • Assist in gathering data for income tax returns. Assist in preparing quarterly and annual tax provisions and related financial statements.
  • Property Tax: Responsible compiling information for outside providers to file annual property tax returns.
  • Cost Savings: Complete all tasks with focus on reducing outside consulting costs and cash taxes.
  • Process Redesign & Improvement: Actively evaluate processes and procedures with a focus on continuous improvement and streamlining cumbersome or manually-intensive work.
  • Teamwork: Ability to be flexible, multi-task, and work well with the team, both internal and external.

Company overview:

Berlin Packaging is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products and services. Our goal is to increase our customers’ net income by increasing their sales, reducing their costs, and improving their productivity. We work with Fortune 500 companies, family-owned operations, and all sizes in between. Our company supplies a wide array of products and services to make you more profitable and successful. While other companies aim to satisfy their customers, we want to thrill ours!

Berlin Packaging’s enlightened people-centric human resources strategy empowers employees and fosters a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial climate; our culture is viewed as best practice by leading experts. Please contact us for an outstanding career path in an innovative, creative, and resourceful organization.

Berlin offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance (including an HSA option and telemedicine), dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, 529 college savings plan, employee assistance, smoking cessation program, pet insurance (new!), employee discounts, employee referral bonus program, and, last but not least, flexible spending accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care.

If you’re still not sold, take a look at this video by our CEO and Chairman, Andrew Berlin, talking about the growth and “WHY” of Berlin, as well as the amazing culture we strive to preserve.

Fun fact… Andrew recently became a minority owner of the Chicago Cubs… who went from lovable losers to one of the best performing teams in the MLB. Is that a coincidence? Well, we know what we Berliners think!


Qualified professionals will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA and MST preferred.
  • Approximately 3+ years of increasingly analytical experience (Public accounting a plus, but not required).
  • Knowledge of various areas of taxation including federal and state income tax, sales tax and property tax.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to interface cross-functionally and with outside service providers.
  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a strong drive to fix processes while continuing to be a great internal customer service provider.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Detail and project oriented with a proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and deliver results.

In return, Berlin Packaging offers SUPERIOR REWARDS for SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE! Our industry leading benefits package includes a 401(k) plan with company match, a quarterly profit based bonus, a health plan with dental coverage, life insurance, short and long-term disability, accidental death insurance, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, a college savings plan, and flexible spending accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care.

Fortune 1000 Company?


Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience

Travel Requirements


Contact Email