Our ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and self-starter with a background in sales and use tax and a desire to expand their analytical scope by supporting and improving the data extracted from our brick and mortar, e-commerce and restaurant point of sale systems. We are looking for someone who strives for continuous improvement, is eager to collaborate with a team, and can work independently to support department projects and goals as well as company-wide initiatives.
A day in the life...
Responsible for multiple sales, use, VAT and other miscellaneous tax audits across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada; including data pulls and analytics of sales, expense and fixed asset reports
Prepare and review monthly general ledger account reconciliations for various sales, use, B&O, and other miscellaneous taxes
Support a co-sourced monthly transaction tax compliance process for the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
Responsible for the tax configuration and testing of various point of sale systems to ensure accurate tax applications
Support product and service taxability by conducting research, drafting various training materials and communications necessary to keep the business abreast of changes
Keep abreast of, and provide analysis for, tax law developments and tax planning opportunities to assist with the goal of minimizing the tax burden and maximizing cash flow for the company
Perform tax technical research and communicate results and potential action items effectively to management and business stakeholders
Provide excellent customer service by supporting sales tax inquiries from around the company including customer service specialists, store support, and other internal departments supporting business activities
Engage with a broader group of non-tax personnel within the company, including IT teams in support of sales tax systems
Engage with and develop relationships with both internal and external tax resources
You own this if you have...
Minimum 3 years of broad indirect tax experience in a multi-state environment required, experience with Puerto Rico and/or Canada a plus
Experience in the retail and restaurant industries
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent required (CPA or advanced tax degree a plus)
Knowledge of tax software, accounting systems and research sites (including but not limited to Vertex, Oracle, Discoverer and CCH)
Advanced Microsoft Office skills required
Experience with automation and robotics tools such as Alteryx, UI Path and Tableau software a plus
Sound technical research skills and ability to evaluate and communicate the implications of technical issues in verbal and written form required
Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize all while meeting deadlines
Flexible and curious, with the ability to apply prior experiences to new situations
Analytical and detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills
Ability to plan, organize, and complete work timely with minimal supervision
Have a growth mindset with the desire to perform beyond what is familiar and seek out new experiences
Ability to creatively collaborate and find solutions to various tax and business issues
Positive and enthusiastic with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
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Lifework / EAP resources
A few more important points...
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