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KOPPERS INC. | Pittsburgh, PA
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Job Responsibilities

The primary role of the Tax Department intern will be to assist the members of the Tax Department with the preparation of the company's US corporate income tax return. To succeed in this role, the Tax Department intern will be required to work closely and efficiently with other members of the Tax Department. The Tax Department intern will also be required to interact and communicate effectively with members of Koppers' Finance Department and other departments in order to gather data and incorporate that data into certain tax calculations.

Certain tasks that the Tax Department intern will perform include, but are not limited to the following:

* Preparing certain tax return forms within tax return compliance software
* Gathering and analyzing certain data from international locations in order to accurately complete certain tax return forms
* Preparing certain tax return supporting calculations
* Calculating certain book-to-tax adjustments
* Responding to tax authority notices via phone or by submitting written responses
* Gathering and summarizing state apportionment data



* Progression towards Bachelor's degree with a major or concentration in accounting
* Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
* Knowledge of tax and finance principles
* Knowledge of financial reporting
* Basic computer skills


* Attention to detail and accuracy
* Planning and organizing
* Scheduling and monitoring
* Communication skills
* Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
* Initiative
* Team work
* Confidentiality

Koppers Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law or by any applicable state or local law.


Koppers Inc. is a global integrated provider of carbon compounds and commercial treated wood treatment products for a diverse range of end-markets, such as the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber and steel industries. Koppers has two principal businesses: Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CM and C) and Railroad and Utility Products (R and UP). The CM and C business, which accounted for 64% of net sales during the year ended December 31, 2007, distills and processes coal tar to produce carbon pitch, creosote and phthalic anhydride. It has primary operations in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Through the R and UP business, which represented 36% of net sales, Koppers supplies railroad crossties in North America. Other commercial wood treatment products include utility poles for the electric and telephone utility industries. (Source: 10-K)