Sales And Use Tax Accountant (Orlando)

Siemens Corporation Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 2 months ago

Division: Global Services

Business Unit: Business Process Shared Services

Requisition Number: 233825

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Orlando

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides.

To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.

Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth.

For more information,please visit: http://www.siemens.com/us/en/home/company/about/businesses.html

Job Description:

You will be an integral part of tax team. Areas of responsibility include: completing the monthly compliance cycle in a complex multi-jurisdiction environment; coordinating and participating in sales and use tax audit defense, reverse audits, tax consulting, tax planning, tax accounting and special projects to achieve. You will be responsible to insure Siemens Operating Companies are in compliance with transactional tax and business license (taxes) requirements while achieving assigned objectives and targets.

This tax accounting position you will be reporting to the manager of Functional Tax Services of Siemens Corp. The mission of the department is to provide comprehensive support to all represented Siemens Operating Companies for transactional taxes including:

Sales and Use taxes, Property taxes, Business Licenses; 1042 compliance, and annual reports. This position will be an individual contributor who demonstrates leadership skills, a comprehensive knowledge and principles of sales and use taxes. This position will interface with both internal and external contacts. External contacts will include taxing authorities, vendors, and partners.

Responsibilities:

Tax Compliance Activities

Timely submission of compliance data to partners to meeting filing requirements.

Review and follow up of funding request to insure payments are made to meet filing deadlines.

Complete compliance activities to ensure Functional Tax Services (FTS) complies with SOC service level agreements.

Participate in weekly partner calls, partner compliance activities, complete the monthly and yearly nexus reviews.

Complete the filing of refund claims identified in the account reconciliation process.

Follow up on all refund claims filed and receive funds within 365 days.

Provide registration and license recommendations and requirements to team members for processing to keep SOC's in compliance.

Tax Consulting/Strategic Planning

Provide the business contacts with complex multi-state and local tax advice through tax law research that will increase tax compliance with the laws and regulations of state and local taxing authorities.

Provide tax analysis, planning, control and reporting for the business consistent with the Siemens guidelines and requirements for contract negotiations.

Document, comply, monitor, evaluate and update internal state and local tax policies and procedures and recommend alternatives to ensure compliance and reduce tax overspending.

Research, analyze and prepare multi-state business and affiliate state and local tax refund opportunities.

Recommends and implement process changes that reduce potential exposure

Prepare and conduct multi-state and local tax training workshops for the business and affiliates.

Tax Auditing/Reverse Audits

Complete the day to day work activities of the audit and consulting team to ensure the audit cycle is completed in a cost effective, accurate, and timely manner.

Identify, communicate, and conduct strategic audits/refunds to recover sales/use tax exposure amounts and overpayments

Compile, organize, document, and communicate business data for state and local taxing authorities to lead and conduct assigned business sales and use tax audits to minimize sales/use tax exposure amounts and overpayments

Communicate audit results as defined by FTS format and follow up on recommended improvements to decrease tax exposure identified.

File and pursue refund opportunities identified in external/ internal audits and identified overpayments.

Tax Processes

Document, monitor, evaluate, and update internal desktop procedures and process maps for compliance activities

Recommend, drive, and follow through on compliance process improvements to increase efficiencies and reduce tax exposure

Execute FTS SOX's review and reporting requirements

Tax Accounting

Timely and accurately prepare account reconciliations for assigned sales and use tax accounts

Timely complete monthly compliance metrics

Prepare and recommend audit accrual reserve calculations.

Timely and accurately completing tax adjustments by obtaining the appropriate documentation and making entries into the ERP system.

Projects

Actively contribute and participate in assigned departmental goals and objectives to meet Siemens balance scorecard for assigned targets for financial, customer, process and employee targets.

Participate in sales and business licenses tax compliance segment of migrations for new SOC migrations by following established project plans. Sample task can include: Establishing tax filing calendars, verifying data sources, reviewing parallel tax returns, verifying and ICC payment methods and vendors.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree required, with a concentration in Accounting or Finance highly preferred.
2+ years experience with sales & use tax compliance. Experience with audits a plus.

Ability to multi-task multiple projects and have strong attention to detail

Provide sales & use tax analysis, concepts and consulting around practices and procedures with internal and external customers

Multi-state sales & use tax compliance

Ability to operate in multiple ERP systems (i.e. SAP)

Demonstrated knowledge of tax compliance systems (i.e.Vertex)

Prior experience with a major company or governmental entity preferred

CMI certification highly desirable

Advanced level skills in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point

Preferred Knowledge/Skills and Experience:

Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance

CMI certification highly desirable

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

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Sales And Use Tax Accountant (Orlando)

Siemens Corporation