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Tax Accountant - Staff

Location: Naperville, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $90,000.00
Date: 8/1/2017
Job ID: 02507639
Job Description

Summary of Position: 
The Staff Tax Accountant will
be primarily responsible for all state and local sales and use tax returns,
assisting with preparation of federal and state annual tax returns and
international tax returns.  Complies with
taxation requirements by preparing and filing tax documents; complying with tax
regulations; maintaining tax records. 
Supports and assists the Tax Manager with other related tax functions,
tax projects and ad hoc requests. 


Tax Responsibilities Include:


  • Completing and filing monthly and quarterly state
    and local sales and use tax returns to meet state filing deadlines.

  • Assists with the preparation of the financial and
    informational portions of the annual tax returns.  Works in conjunction with Tax Manager
    and external accounting firm to complete the federal and state annual tax

  • Prepares quarterly estimated tax for unrelated
    business income tax.

  • Assists with international tax registrations, tax
    filings and VAT invoicing requirements.

  • Maintains and files the organizations
    registrations and licenses .

  • Investigating, responding and resolving state tax

  • Prepares tax schedules for the external audit.

  • Responsible for reconciling and analyzing tax
    liability accounts for accuracy.

  • Providing answers to inquiries from finance
    managers associated with monthly review of related tax G/L entries.

  • Reclass costs from COGS to appropriate department
    for inventory products used internally and calculate and post journal
    entries of use tax to the appropriate state tax liability accounts. 

  • Maintain accurate supporting documentation of all
    tax records according to accounting and tax guidelines.

  • Working as a tax resource or liaison for internal
    business units.

  • Research and resolve accounts receivable
    outstanding tax balances on orders and conferences.

  • Completing various assigned tax projects through
    research, analysis and reports.

  • Providing additional support on tax projects.
Requirements & Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in accounting with emphasis on tax related courses
  • Minimum
    of 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience
    with federal, state and local tax returns and state sales and use tax returns
    with knowledge of tax compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge
    of international tax (VAT, GST, etc.) a plus
  • Experience
    with state sales and use tax software
  • Proficiency
    with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience
    with iMIS, and Sage/Best software products a plus
  • Proven
    ability to prioritize and perform duties with minimum management direction
  • Ability
    to take initiative to resolve problems and complete tasks within a reasonable
    time frame.
  • Excellent
    verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability
    to handle a variety of responsibilities simultaneously and to set priorities in
    order to complete assignments in an efficient, accurate and timely manner
  • Ability
    to identify potential problems and proactively generate ideas for acceptable
    solutions, then initiate same
  • Comfort
    in working in a team-oriented, consensus-driven environment
  • Positive,
    professional and accommodating attitude
  • Assess
    and make sound evaluations and judgments
  • Exceptional
    customer service skills
  • Cultural
  • Proven
    ability to interact with all levels of staff and members.
  • High
    level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Association/volunteer
    experience preferred



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