Senior Tax Accountant
The Senior Tax Accountant position requires a working knowledge of, and ability to apply, domestic and foreign (Canada) sales and use tax principles. Responsible for month end close and reconciliations; strong organizational skills; effective collaboration and communication; and efficient execution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate with 3rd party tax advisor to file sales & use tax returns in all jurisdictions in which our companies operate
Collaborate proactively with other departments to ensure proper sales & use tax are billed to customers or accounted for in project forecasts
Month-end financial close, including reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts and assisting with the year-end audit process
Assist in managing domestic and foreign tax audits
Monitor sales & use tax technical developments
Research sales & use tax matters and make informed recommendations
Assist with other projects in various tax area as assigned
Solid understanding of accounting principles and reconciliations
Prioritize multiple tasks/projects, while also completing regular responsibilities, working effectively, independently and in a team environment
Research sales & use tax matters and make informed recommendations
Other tax duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
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.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, plus a minimum of 4-7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA or Master’s degree in tax is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret tax documents and communicate clearly in written and verbal communication. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to adapt to change, think strategically, deliver results, and engage and influence others.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:
Quality: Consistently produces high quality work (accurate, neat, and thorough). Strives to improve productivity, processes and quality. Demonstrates strong knowledge and skills related to the job. Presents a professional image with dress, demeanor, and manners. Maintains clean work space, company equipment and company vehicles. Safety is a high priority; performs job safely.
Communication: Communicates clearly, concisely, effectively, professionally and timely.
Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills. Keeps others appropriately informed and shares ideas even when unpopular. Listens to what others have to say. Maintains open and active communication with colleagues. Effectively uses knowledge and experience in asking, probing, and anticipating issues to ensure quality is provided.
Teamwork: Fosters the spirit of working with each other. Displays respect, courtesy, politeness, tact, and openness. Handles conflict in an appropriate and professional manner. Builds relationships, promotes cohesiveness, models collaboration with others. Considers impact and issues for our customer and other departments. Engages other impacted departments early for solutions.
Persistence: Develops workable alternatives and solutions. Exhibits persistence in following assignments through to completion. Promotes process improvements.
Reliable: Responds in a timely manner. Is honest, ethical, value-driven and trustworthy. Keeps commitments made, completes assignments and meets deadlines. Accountable--Takes responsibility for own actions and performance. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Available and accessible.
Entrepreneurial: Takes initiative and appropriate action. Is engaged and committed to achieving the company’s mission. Pursues better ways to get things done and takes appropriate risks. Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends. Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value. Is committed to the satisfaction of customers.
Leadership: Provides clear direction around a vision. Creates actionable plans and is proactive & anticipatory. Demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions. Is an example for employees and others. Accepts responsibility for individual and team performance. Makes appropriate and timely decisions and takes action on decisions. Sets clear and reasonable performance expectations. Motivates and empowers others. Delegates tasks appropriately. Recruits staff of a high caliber. Provides feedback to subordinates that is timely and direct. Recognizes subordinates for their contributions and effort. Encourages continuous growth and learning in others. Shows respect for others and their ideas. Helps others manage through change.
Passion: Is excited and creates enthusiasm about the company’s future. Promotes a sense of company pride. Displays sense of pride in the department and its contributions. Displays passion for the job.
The physical 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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
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