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Staff Accountant, Tax in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ames, IA
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    0 to 6 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    5/1/2018

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, adherence to federal, state, and local tax laws, and be responsible for and assist with preparing federal, state and local tax returns and related tax research.  We are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Global Tax Department and specialize in sales/use tax.  This position will require the valid application of tax laws and regulations to achieve financial accountability, and will participate in the indirect tax function of the department by reviewing and interpreting sales and use tax laws / regulations, communicating across multiple departments, and ensuring tax returns are scheduled, prepared, and timely filed.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Key Accountabilities:

Tax compliance

  • Accurately prepare workpapers in support of filed tax returns by collecting, analyzing, and organizing financial information
  • Prepare and review state and local sales/use tax returns
  • Cross train and review tax returns prepared by colleagues to ensure accuracy
  • Timely file tax returns in relevant jurisdictions
  • Comply with company policies and procedures to adhere to tax laws
  • Assist other areas of indirect tax compliance within the department on an as needed basis
Tax research

  • Research and understand internal operations and transactions
  • Achieve working knowledge of tax laws and reporting requirements
  • Research and apply federal, state, and local tax laws to business transactions and new business opportunities
  • Determine and understand the taxability of sales and procurement transactions for sales/use tax purposes
  • Provide high quality advise and communications that are clear and concise
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired results / outcomes
  • Participate on audits by tax authorities and effectively correspond with auditors on related matters
Additional Desired Skills:

  • Planning and organizing, continuous learning, analytical problem solving, technological orientation, cooperative team work
  • Recommends process improvements and/or new technologies that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed, including special projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree - Accounting, Finance, or related business degree

Experience Required: 0-6 years of accounting, tax or financial experience; some knowledge of Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne or other enterprise software programs like SAP and People Soft and its applications a plus.

Skills Required

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Extensive math and accounting skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

  • JD Edwards
  • Avalara

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