Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

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Sales tax accountant provides excellent client service to multi-state companies with state and local sales/use tax issues, including: reverse audits, compliance, tax planning, automation technology, research and writing, multi-jurisdictional reporting, and controversies/audit defense.

Sales Tax Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Sales and use tax compliance, and monthly journal entries, including reviewing invoices for use tax, in house returns, and gathering data for monthly compliance
Timely and accurately complete the day to day work activates of compliance team to ensure the monthly compliance cycle is completed in a cost effective, accurate and timely manner
Ensures compliance with state and local sales and use tax laws and regulations
Coordinate sales and use tax and property tax compliance company-wide
Reconcile annual fixed asset schedules for property tax compliance
Research and interpret tax statutes and regulations
Prepare miscellaneous tax returns and assist with compliance of all tax licenses
Execute all deliverables by adhering to standard accounting principles and compliance requirements
Timely submit compliance data to partners to meeting filing requirements
Complete compliance activities to ensure GSS Tax complies with SOC service level agreements

Sales Tax Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sales Tax Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CMI, CPA, KSNA, SAP

Education for Sales Tax Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sales tax accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Business/Administration, Taxation, MBA, Military, Associates, Management

Skills for Sales Tax Accountant

Desired skills for sales tax accountant include:

Microsoft Office
Tax concepts in a multi-entity/multi-state structure
Tax compliance software
Bookkeeping principles and practices
GAAP and SOX controls
Multi-jurisdictional sales and use tax statutes
Email and SAP software

Desired experience for sales tax accountant includes:

Preparation of all annual reports
Assisting with state income & sales tax audits
Preparation of federal and state tax depreciation
Preparing sales & use tax returns due to the state and local jurisdictions for the company in an accurate and timely fashion
Applying for and renewing business licenses where needed
Providing sales & use tax support to all operating units

Sales Tax Accountant Examples


Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a sales tax accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sales tax accountant
  • Resolve sales and use tax notices through written and oral communication
  • Maintain and reconcile tax account balances and prepare monthly reports
  • Maintain register of Canadian customs declarations and initiate payment of import GST
  • Monitor and coordinate compilation of domestic corporate tax reporting & forecast schedules
  • Assist with statutory audit of Australian affiliate
  • Analyze digital income and accrue related income for two international affiliates
  • Compute and accrue sales taxes on international digital income
  • Compute and journalize foreign exchange variances for Canadian affiliate and book entries
  • Prepare intercompany statements for Canadian affiliate and arrange settlement
  • Assisting with unclaimed property process -- return preparation, analysis, and tracking
Qualifications for sales tax accountant
  • Ensuring requests for resale certificates and W-9's are fulfilled for customers and vendors
  • Assisting in Tax Audits
  • Performing other projects / duties and accounting related special projects as assigned by Manager
  • Working knowledge of Retail Point of Sale software a plus
  • Must have solid communication, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Prepare monthly Sales and Use tax data for submission to outsourcing firm

Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a sales tax accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sales tax accountant
  • Ensure compliance with the state sales & use tax laws and minimize assessments from sales & use tax audits
  • Address any sales & use tax deficiencies with the appropriate locations to ensure future compliance
  • Compliance functions include preparation of state and local Sales and Use Tax returns using Vertex Indirect Tax Return Software and ensuring all returns are completed and filed timely and accurately
  • Assist in various specific tax projects as assigned which may involve research and compliance in sales tax, business licenses and general ledger accounting
  • Review and respond to notices from various taxing authorities
  • Prepare and file US sales & use and personal property tax returns
  • Prepare and file Canadian Harmonized Sales, Goods & Services and Provincial Sales Tax returns
  • Reconcile various sales & use tax accounts on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Review, validate, and advise exemption certificate management
  • Complete the monthly nexus review and the annual nexus studies in GSS format
Qualifications for sales tax accountant
  • Resourceful/innovative/creative—looks for better ways to do things
  • Enterprise systems knowledge (SAP)
  • Experience working on process improvement projects preferred
  • Organized and can manage competing deadlines and due dates
  • Open and straightforward, with strong work ethic
  • Experience utilizing Vertex tax system (a plus)

Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a sales tax accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sales tax accountant
  • Prepare unclaimed property compliance and research significant items
  • Provides analysis and information to Sr
  • Prepare tax returns and related filings for sales and use, gross receipts and business taxes for surgery centers and various other facilities
  • Assign standard item taxability coding for SMART system and process daily system maintenance
  • Prepare various sales & use tax analysis tests for SOX 404 and ASC450 reserves
  • Respond to information requests from taxing jurisdictions, facility personnel, and various corporate departments
  • Assist with AP and vendor taxability and short-pay research and responses
  • Assist with data collection for sales and use tax audits and research projects
  • Review and sign all sales & use and property tax returns
  • Manage all external sales tax audits
Qualifications for sales tax accountant
  • Capable of sorting through activities so as to focus upon those with biggest impact
  • A consummate professional who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning as much as possible about the company and industry
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of responsibilities and knowledge as presented above
  • Experience preparing tax filings
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct tax research (prior experience with Vertex Q Series tax software and knowledge of JD Edwards (ERP) software is a plus)
  • A hands-on approach to understanding how reports work and the desire and ability to identify/implement improvements to our existing processes

Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a sales tax accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sales tax accountant
  • Participate in weekly partner calls, partner compliance activities, complete the monthly and yearly nexus reviews
  • Research and maintain current taxability rules, regulations, and tax rates
  • Prepare and file monthly GST and PST tax returns for Canada
  • Prepare non-resident tax withholding for U.S. / Canada transactions
  • Monitor and reconcile sales and use tax accrual accounts on a monthly basis
  • Prepare resale exemption certificates
  • Prepare miscellaneous beverage and amusement tax returns
  • Support of accounting processes in terms of processing
  • Perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations of key accounts as assigned
  • Prepare and file monthly GST/HST/QST returns with Canadian Revenue Agencies
Qualifications for sales tax accountant
  • Demonstrated ability take ownership the timely follow through of assignments is critical
  • Ability to train/mentor Interns
  • Bachelor’s degree required in accounting, finance, or business
  • Previous accounting and multistate sales/use tax experience (at least 1-3 years) required
  • General knowledge of computer capabilities
  • Preferred qualifications include experience with Oracle and Vertex or other similar sales and use tax software

Sales Tax Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of sales tax accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sales tax accountant
  • Provide ongoing training to all locations regarding taxability of capital and expenses
  • Tax accounting function includes reconciling tax accounts, evaluating and assessing use tax,, creating and providing resale certificates to vendors, and providing assistance with year-end close
  • Responsible for the download and review of monthly use tax activity
  • Analyze individual transactions using SAP, Purchase Order and vendor invoice documentation
  • Communicate with the buyer(s) for required information pertaining to the nature and use of the purchase, correct jurisdictional errors, and research the state tax law for the correct application of tax
  • Enter complicated journal entries in preparation of four week close
  • Prepare monthly reports for various state and local governmental taxing authorities
  • Assist in the preparation of the federal and multi state income tax return workpapers and tax forms Prepare quarterly income and franchise tax estimated payments
  • Assist in the oversight of the sales and use tax outsource provider
  • Research tax notices and prepare responses to taxing authorities
Qualifications for sales tax accountant
  • Results oriented individual with a bias for action
  • Must be proactive and recommending solutions when discussing problems, if possible
  • 6+ years progressive experience in public accounting firm or large corporation
  • Advanced knowledge of sales tax requirements for a large corporation in a multistate environment
  • 2+ year of sales tax experience
  • SAP and/or Vertex experience a plus

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