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Tax Analyst Job

DATE: Jun 17, 2022

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

​Primary location: LancasterPennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: No 
Non-compete: No 

Salary: $50,000  to $94,000 (based on skills and years of relevant experience) (salary may be adjusted based on geographic location)

​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.


By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 


Reporting to the Tax Manager, the Tax Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of federal and state income tax returns, as well as assisting with the preparation of the domestic tax provision.  The person hired for this position will support strategic planning initiatives, ensure compliance with internal controls, assist with domestic income tax audits, and support other corporate income tax department functions.

The position requires knowledge and understanding of domestic income tax law and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills and the desire to initiate change, act proactively with minimal supervision and respond with a sense of urgency to drive execution through the organization.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in the preparation of the tax provision on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Reconciliations of domestic income tax accounts.
  • Preparation of federal and state income tax returns including the calculation of book/tax differences.
  • Preparation of apportionment reports for state income tax filings.
  • Preparation of responses to domestic audits and notices.
  • Assist with preparation of Forms 5471 and 8858.
  • Provide assistance to tax leadership with tax planning projects including analysis, documentation, and conclusions.
  • Support federal and state process improvement initiatives within the Tax Department.
  • Provide assistance with international tax projects.
  • Ability to research U.S. federal, state and local tax law.
  • Assist with data requests and analysis relating to Armstrong's global business.
  • Calculation and preparation of quarterly estimated payments and extensions.
  • Assist with the preparation of cash tax forecasts and current and deferred tax account projections.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment                
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with SAP, SAP BPC, and Hyperion a plus
  • Experience with ONESOURCE Income Tax and Tax Provision software a plus


Physical and Mental Demands

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.


Education and/or Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 2 plus years of relevant income tax experience in either public accounting or a large corporate tax department
  • Experience with corporate tax software and on-line tax research products
  • Experience with SAP, SAP BPC, and Hyperion a plus
  • Experience with ONESOURCE Income Tax and Tax Provision software a plus


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred but not required.                                    


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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