Senior Accountant, Tax

Corporate Office in Los Angeles, CA



About Kilroy Realty

  • Kilroy (NYSE: KRC) is a leading U.S. landlord and developer with over 14 million square feet in our portfolio which spans five distinct regions including San Diego, Greater Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest and Austin, Texas.
  • As pioneers and innovators in the creation of a more sustainable real estate industry, our approach to modern business environments helps drive creativity and productivity for some of the world’s leading technology, entertainment, life science and business services companies.
  • A big part of the company’s foundation is its commitment to enhancing employee growth, satisfaction and wellness while maintaining a diverse and thriving culture. For the third year in a row, the company has been named to Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index – recognizing companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency.
  • We hope you’ll decide to join us!

About the Opportunity  

This position offers the opportunity for a self-driven, organized, analytical and forward-thinking individual to become an important member of the Tax Team at a highly transactional and rapidly growing publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). This position reports to the Tax Manager.

Opportunity Requirements

  • Three to four years of relevant real estate experience in a tax services environment.
  • Strong federal and state income tax preparation and compliance knowledge and skills, with a minimum 2-3 years of experience preparing partnership tax returns and supporting work-papers required.
  • Previous relevant real estate and/or REIT experience preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office required, especially with demonstrated excellence in Excel as it relates to managing, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • CPA certification and/or Master’s degree in taxation a plus.
  • Superior planning and organizational skills with a strong aptitude for detail.
  • Articulate communicator who thrives in a collaborative environment, effectively communicates both verbally and in writing, proactively makes recommendations and keeps supervisors apprised of progress.
  • Ability to work in a faced-paced environment managing multiple priorities while delivering high quality results.
  • Ability to work hands-on as a member of a small team. Must be willing to take ownership of assigned projects.
  • Willingness to learn and devote the hours necessary to assure timely completion of projects.
  • Willing to take responsibility and eager to grow as a well-rounded tax professional.

 Summary of Responsibilities  

An essential function of this position is regular and predictable attendance. This position is responsible for all aspects of tax compliance and planning. The core responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining the Company’s REIT Status (REIT Compliance):
    • Preparation of quarterly/annual REIT compliance tests and related reporting packages for review by external advisors and auditors, including coordination with Company personnel and exercise of judgment, as needed.
    • Presentation of tax topics and conclusions to senior and executive management and company advisors at quarterly REIT compliance meetings.
    • Member of team responsible for managing the Company’s annual distribution requirements and providing senior executive management with quarterly projections of earnings & profits.
    • Assisting with the monitoring and analyzing of property/tenant activities to maintain compliance with REIT rules
    • Collaborating with other departments and assisting with other tasks and special projects to achieve department goals of maintaining REIT status.
  • Income, Franchise and Indirect Tax Returns
    • Preparation of the Company’s income tax return workpapers, including the maintenance of fixed asset ledgers, and analysis and calculation of numerous book-tax differences.
    • Preparing and analyzing computations under IRC Sections 704(b) and (c), 752, and 754.
    • Review and analysis of federal and state income/franchise tax returns prepared by service providers.
    • Analysis, preparation and filing of other state and local tax returns.
  • Year-End Earnings & Profits (E&P) Calculations
    • Preparation of year-end E&P computations, including periodic projections of taxable income requiring extensive analysis and prior experience in general tax principles.
    • Communication with service providers to assist in their review of year-end results.
    • Assist with reporting to shareholders, NAREIT, and on the Company’s Form 10K.
  • Other Tax Department Reporting and Analysis Responsibilities
    • Presentation of tax principles and issues to other departments within the Company, including senior and executive management.
    • Participation in meetings and making recommendations to management.
    • Researching tax issues, including tax reform.
    • Implementing and evaluation new tax processes, policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

What we offer
At Kilroy, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within the role. The base pay range for this role is between $90,000 to $115,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, experience and training, knowledge, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus as well.

Our comprehensive group health benefits program is built around your total health and provides employees and their families with care and coverage designed to help you thrive. Our health and wellness program offerings include medical, dental, vision, with FSA, HSA options, Group Life & Disability, LTD coverage and much more. Ancillary programs include a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match, employee support programs like our parental leave coaching program, wellness and commuter benefits, just to name a few. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more.

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