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Tax Associate - State

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Job ID 20REQ-01138 Location Herndon, Virginia Company Name Navient Solutions, LLC

During this time of recommended social distancing, Navient will conduct telephone interviews only until it is safe and permissible to invite candidates to our offices for personal interviews. We look forward to receiving your application and appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI) provides asset management and business processing solutions to education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels. We help our clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through our services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient employs team members in Western New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and other locations. Learn more at

The Tax Associate is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the state tax compliance function.

Essential Job Functions:

1. State Tax Compliance                                                      

  • Prepare state income tax returns, estimates, and extensions
  • Respond to state tax notices as needed

2. Prepare State ASC740 (Income Tax Provision) Calculations on an Annual and Quarterly Basis                     

  • Prepare state apportionment factor analysis, modifications, and other information to support the quarterly and annual state effective tax rates
  • Prepare other state specific provision schedules, including NOL and Capital Loss carryover schedules

3. Prepare State FIN 48 (Uncertain Tax Position) Calculations                                                       

  • Prepare quarterly calculations

4. Account Reconciliations/Cash Paid for Taxes Analysis                                                                                                                                      

  • Analyze and reconcile state income tax accounts on a monthly basis
  • Resolve any unreconciled differences

5. State Tax Audits                                                      

  • Complete information document requests from state tax auditors

6. Federal Tax Compliance

  • Complete various aspects of the federal tax compliance function                                                                                                                          

7. Support Company’s Internal Control Process Design and Testing                                                                                                                           

  • Review state tax procedures and controls to ensure they are working effectively
  • Assist with management testing of internal controls


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting or Related
  • 0- 2 years of experience with accounting firm or Corporate Tax department
  • Experience with corporate tax software, preferably OneSource.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA and/or advanced degree
  • Experience with financial institutions

All offers of employment are contingent on standard background checks. Navient and certain of its affiliated companies are federal, state and/or local government contractors. Should this position support a Federal Government contract, now or in the future, the successful candidate will be subject to a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions. Positions that support state and/or local contracts also may require additional background checks to determine eligibility and suitability.

EOE Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Disability/Protected Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Navient Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Navient is a drug free workplace.

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