Excellent work from Home Opportunity for a Wisconsin Resident!Spherion is recruiting an Accountant to join the team of our State of Wisconsin client. This position will be responsible for performing both tax compliance and advanced accounting functions for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) as well as other employee benefit plans administered by our client. If you are analytical and eager to learn about complex benefit programs, please apply today!Responsibilities:Tax- Review and analyze annual tax forms and publication updates issued by the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue- Creating, monitoring and/or analyzing IT service requests- Generate queries- Define and document business requirements and assist in the development of system changes- Proper reporting and paying of quarterly and annual tax reports to the taxing authorities on behalf of the Wisconsin Retirement System- Implementation of IRC tax compliance and developing correspondence to the IRS about data discrepancies between our client and the IRSAccounting- Independently perform complex financial calculations, reconciliations, and financial analysis- Assist with the development and preparation of stand-alone departmental financial statements in accordance with GAAP- Assist with the compilation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report issued by the Department- Active involvement in the analysis, development, and implementation of procedures to ensure the most efficient, effective, and economical implementation of work plans and/or proceduresWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Strong critical thinking, analytical, and data gathering skills- Strong communications skills including the ability to communicate fiscal issues effectively- Advanced problem-solving skillsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting required- At least two years of equivalent work-related experience (accounting, tax, or auditing field)- Ability to research, analyze and determine responses to complex questions and problems- Ability to interpret and analyze financial data, prepare financial statements, reports, or other financial documents- Ability to reconcile accounts on a periodic basis to other accounting systems- Ability to develop financial policies and procedures- Knowledge of the principles of internal control- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to state and local governments and principles applicable to trust funds- Knowledge of PC-based spreadsheet and database applications and word processing software- Knowledge of organizational, priority setting, and time management methods and techniques- Knowledge of accounting or ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft Apply via the apply button in the top right hand corner today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.