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Sales & Use Tax Accountant

 

Position Summary: 

The Sales & Use Tax Accountant is a critical member of the TaxConnex Client Activation team and major contributor in successfully on-boarding new clients into TaxConnex’s sales tax compliance process.  The role will work in a matrix structure collaborating with compliance and data specialists to ensure client success.  The position is responsible for a broad spectrum of functions including project management, tax research, data transformation, tax accounting/reporting, and tax process controls. 



Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Project Management and Client Engagement

  • Maintain strict schedules to meet client filing deadlines
  • Matrix manage resources to achieve client onboarding objectives
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication with the client regarding requirements and timeline

Client Tax Review

  • Review & analyze client’s past sales tax returns and tax data
  • Identify and document client’s business requirements related to sales and use tax
  • Provide recommendations on tax-related regulations, rules, processes and transactions to ensure effective and efficient tax compliance
  • Identify and communicate potential tax opportunities to clients during the activation process
  • Research sales tax issues and provide guidance based on jurisdictional tax laws and regulations

System and Data Setup

  • Communicate and confirm data requirements with clients based on established business rules
  • Determine data transformation requirements to map data to tax returns
  • Set-up and update tax return software
  • Identify and confirm all sales tax exemption data

Compliance

  • Peer review month end compliance reports and / or reconciliations for clients in activation prior to transition to full time practitioner
  • Register clients in new jurisdictions

Assist with any other Sales & Use tax projects as needed

 

Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business or other equivalent degree plus experience
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in Indirect taxes which can include Sales & Use, Communications Tax, and experience dealing with taxing jurisdictions
    • Experience filing sales and use tax returns
    • Intermediate computer technical skills - MS Excel
    • Experience with multiple tax software packages
    • Strong communication skills to work effectively with various departments and levels of management
    • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze and validate client provided transactional data
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet strict activation and filing deadlines
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Critical Company Competencies:

In additional to the above noted functional skills and position requirements, TaxConnex focuses on behavioral competencies to drive our culture, company and individual success.  A few of these competencies most relevant to this position are noted below. 

  • A strong “client-first” mentality
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire characterized by personal initiative and deep commitment
  • Willing to roll-up their sleeves and do what is necessary to grow and delight clients
  • Proactive with a high sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • Detail Oriented
  • Analytical reasoning with the ability to learn, process information, and solve problems
  • Communicates thoughts clearly and effectively, verbally and written. Listening skills to interpret both the verbal and non-verbal messages
  • Develops trust
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Delivers on performance goals and is consistent in meeting client commitments
  • Makes efficient use of resources and time and follows internal processes
  • Teamwork - Develops and fosters effective relationships within and across teams to achieve results in an environment of mutual respect

To inquire about the position, submit your resume to  recruiting@taxconnex.com