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Tax Analyst 1

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of the cleaning industry. Since 1870 we have been passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions that help our customers clean more spaces more effectively, addressing indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company operates in three geographic business units including the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. Join the company committed to empowering our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world with high-performance cleaning solutions that minimize waste, reduce costs, improve safety and further sustainability goals.


As a Tax Analyst 1, you’ll work closely with the Senior Tax Analyst and Tax Manager on all tax matters spanning the United States, Canada and Mexico. In this role you’ll be responsible for income tax compliance (federal, international and state and local), audit assistance, research and process improvements. You’ll also assist in preparation of tax provisions ensuring compliance with ASC 740. If you are looking for a role where you will learn the ropes and gain hands-on tax experience while becoming a generalist of sorts, then this is the role for you.




  • Income Taxes
    • Assist in the preparation of federal, state, local and selected foreign income tax returns, estimates and extensions. Ensure adequate file documentation.
    • Preparation of US reporting requirements for foreign entities (Forms 5471).
    • Work with Senior Tax Analyst to maintain calculations of E&P, tax pools, and other international compliance areas.
    • Gather data and analyze information for miscellaneous income tax projects.
  • Indirect Taxes
    • Gather data, analyze information, and assist a third-party preparer related to business licenses and personal property, real estate, and other miscellaneous taxes.
    • Assist with maintaining the sales tax exemption certificate database and responses to internal and external customers
  • Income Tax Accounting
    • Assist with calculation of tax rates, preparation of quarterly and annual tax provisions and application of ASC 740 covering both U.S and international taxes.
  • Tax Audits
    • Assist the North America Tax Manager on state income and sales and use tax return audits by gathering information needed to respond to information requests and researching issues.
  • Transfer Pricing
    • Assist in the preparation of annual transfer pricing calculations based on most recent pricing studies. Update pricing more frequently if necessary.
    • Assist in monitoring results to ensure compliance with transfer pricing study guidelines.
    • Assist in maintaining adequate contemporaneous documentation as required by U.S. and international tax law.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Documentation  
    • Work with Tax Manager to ensure compliance with SOX controls required in the income tax area.
  • Other
    • Ongoing review of information sources and flows focusing on ways to improve information gathering and tax reporting processes.
    • Continual focus on improving processes and personal efficiency using tax software and Microsoft Excel functionality.


Education and Experience


  • December 2019 and May 2020 grads are encouraged to apply
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Prior internship, co-op or work experience in an accounting or tax related role
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel


Let us introduce you to Tennant Company. We’re everywhere. In your sports clubs, shopping malls, office buildings, parking lots. We make things that make things look like new. We bring new cleaning ideas to market. There is new dirt every day and our machines clean it up. With manufacturing operations and sales, service and support functions across globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected. If you want to get your hands dirty on a project, step up with your own ideas, or maybe even explore talents you never knew you had, Tennant Company is a place where that can happen. Because at Tennant, we like to think like new. Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world cleans.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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