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Western Union Senior Tax Specialist in Denver, Colorado

Senior Tax Specialist – Denver, Colorado

Are you ready to use your tax skills for one of the world’s largest FinTech organizations? Do you want to work for a global business that is committed to moving money for the better? Are you interested in joining a globally diverse organization where our unique contributions are recognized and celebrated, allowing each of us to thrive? Then it’s time to join Western Union as a Senior Tax Specialist!

Western Union powers your pursuit.

Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. In this crucial role, you will assist in the preparation of all quarterly and annual tax filings for federal and state processes. You will be accountable for accuracy and meeting all required deadlines. In addition, you will assist with certain aspects of the provision process, tax research and special projects as required

Role Responsibilities

  • Prepare separate company federal and state income tax filings including quarterly estimates, extensions, and tax returns.

  • Communicate with assigned business unit personnel to obtain information necessary to prepare the aforementioned tax filings.

  • Review tax packages and identify and research tax issues and filing questions.

  • Assist with other tax projects including but not limited to tax basis in subsidiaries, tax account reconciliation, utilization of tax credits and NOL’s and preparing responses to federal and state audit inquiries.

  • Research tax topics as needed.

  • Develop, recommend and implement new processes and procedures.

  • Maintain ASC 740 workpapers, including tax basis balance sheets for assigned companies.

  • Tax depreciation experience a plus.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.

  • Minimum of 1-5 years in tax with a large public accounting firm or 3-5 years of tax accounting and/or tax compliance in a large corporate environment.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of accounting.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • CPAs or CPA candidates preferred.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required.

  • Experience using Corptax, Oracle and HFM preferred.

  • Energetic team player.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Ability to engage in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving as well as ability to take on new challenges.

  • Must be proactive, responsive and resourceful.

  • Highly flexible and motivated individual with an ability to work in a team setting as well as independently.

  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact well with their direct manager as well as all levels within the organization, industry and community.

  • Strong computer skills with ability to learn systems quickly.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for what’s next.

Western Union is positioned to become the world’s most accessible financial services company —transforming lives and communities. We’re a diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If you’re ready to help drive the future of financial services, it’s time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at


The on-target earnings range is $90,000-110,000 per year, which includes a base salary and short-term incentives that align with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary based on candidates’ qualifications, skills, and competencies.


You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few ( ). Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your United States – specific benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance

  • Flexible Time Off

  • Family First Program

  • Parental Leave

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.


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