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Battelle Memorial Institute Senior Corporate Tax & Compliance Consultant in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Oversees domestic and international tax accounting and compliance functions to produce world-wide tax compliance of Battelle and its affiliates.


  • Administers all functions related to domestic (federal, state, and local) and foreign tax accounting and tax compliance for Battelle and its affiliates.

  • Establishes and maintains processes and procedures to ensure that tax compliance is timely, accurate and adequately documented for financial and tax audits.

  • Manages preparation of all domestic and foreign tax returns and reports, filing extensions, and estimates and related payments.

  • Performs general and transaction-specific domestic (federal, state and local), cross-border international, and foreign tax planning with respect to projects, activities and transactions to develop tax-efficient structures which are consistent with business needs and legitimately minimize effective tax rates.

  • Provides advice to appropriate management, finance, legal and business staff within Battelle and its affiliates with respect to domestic, cross-border international, and foreign tax implications and risks of proposed projects, activities and transactions.

  • Assists in enterprise-level tax planning activities for Battelle and its affiliates to legitimately minimize overall world-wide tax liability.

  • Manages all domestic (federal, state and local) and foreign tax audits and audit process. Assists Chief Tax Officer in preparation and prosecution of appeals of audit findings and assessments.

  • Responsible for all aspects of tax accounting for Battelle and its affiliates, including but not limited to FAS 109, FIN 48, establishment and release of tax contingency reserves, and preparation of current and deferred tax provisions and reconciliation of provisions to actual shown on returns filed.

  • Serves as primary point of contact with internal auditors, independent auditors and internal accounting staff with respect to tax-related accounting and financial reporting issues.

  • Maintains current knowledge of legal, regulatory, and other developments in domestic and foreign taxation as they may apply to the businesses and operations.

  • Develops technical knowledge and competence of tax accounting and compliance staff.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; a master’s in taxation and/or Juris Doctorate; 15 years of broad tax-related experience, which much encompass both federal taxation of C corporations and tax-exempt organizations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A CPA certificate or equivalent; strong tax research, analytical, and oral and written communications skills; and prior tax management experience, all required.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

  • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

  • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

  • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

  • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

  • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

  • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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