2018-11-14

Senior Tax Accountant
Job Opportunity at Vogrinc & Short

Posted on Nov 14

http://www.vogshort.com    +1 (815) 394-1001

Location: Sterling, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4171474

MAIN OBJECTIVE:
We are seeking a talented Senior Tax Accountant who is able to step into a highly visible role with a company that is experiencing significant growth by overseeing all income as well as sales and use tax set up, reporting and compliance issues. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform a wide range of tax functions for a rapidly growing distributor of promotional product worldwide including preparing federal/state income tax returns PBCs, tax audit responses, conducting tax research, and assisting with tax planning.
  • Develop and train staff related to the preparation of sales tax returns, vendor set up and inquiries related to complex tax issues.  
  • Other responsibilities will include any special projects assigned by the Accounting Manager, Controller or CFO related to account analysis and other day-to-day operational issues
  • Manage US sales tax reporting, including sales tax compliance, taxability research and exemptions, audits, and reporting systems and supervision of the preparation of the Company’s sales tax filings for all jurisdictions
  • Responsible for staying current with legislative tax changes that may have an effect on the global tax exposure and recommending and implementing changes accordingly.  Work directly with outside tax service providers to implement strategies that reduce cash taxes.
  • Lead review and interpretation of individual state regulations, evaluate current reporting to assure compliance. Interpret findings and assist with or directly communicate with customer and Account Executives regarding any sales tax related questions. On complex issues summarize findings and provide recommendations to Controller, Accounting Manager and/or CFO
  • Prepare and provide tax information needed for the timely filing of Federal, State, and Local tax returns, extensions, and quarterly payments
  • Prepare monthly tax provision entry 
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other related field and 4+ years of previous tax accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPA or MBA preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience with federal and/or multi-state sales tax filings 

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Proficiency with a variety of accounting concepts, practices and procedures
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of PC applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and general ledger accounting software
  • Excellent communication, time management, multi-tasking, interpersonal, and problem solving 
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