SENIOR SALES AND USE TAX ACCOUNTANT

  • JBS
  • Greeley, CO, USA
  • Dec 18, 2018
Full time Accounting Finance

Job Description

JBS is seeking a Sr. Sales & Use Tax Accountant to join our growing tax department.  This position is located at our Corporate Headquarters in Greeley, Colorado. 

Job Summary:

The position will be responsible for all aspects of state and local sales & use tax, including the preparation of the multi-state sales and use tax returns, analyzing transaction level detail, conducting audit defense, account reconciliation and tax related accounting.  The individual must be detail oriented and able to meet internal and external deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a lead accountant in all areas of sales and use tax
  • Review and prepare account reconciliations
  • General ledger analysis and preparation or review of journal entries
  • Perform queries and reports from SAP and Vertex
  • Review or prepare multi-state sales and use tax returns, including payment requests
  • Lead accountant on sales and use tax audits
  • Assist with providing documentation to independent auditor
  • Assist in gathering information, answering inquires and working with outside consultants regarding sales and use tax
  • Communicate with Company operating units regarding sales/use tax accruals, payments and returns
  • Lead and mentor other team members
  • Handle notices and communications from tax authorities   
  • Perform research related to new tax laws and/or tax planning projects
  • Complete special tax projects assigned by the tax manager and/or head of tax

Experience/Education:

  • BS in Accounting, Finance or Business 
  • 4 - 6+ years of relevant tax experience in public accounting or a large corporation
  • Vertex experience a plus
  • SAP or large ERP experience a plus
  • CPA, CMI or other relevant certification a plus
  • Strong technical tax skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and accounting skills
  • Strong ledger and account reconciliation experience
  • Previous experience as a team lead or supervisor preferred
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access and other Office Products
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of employees and management
  • Must be able to meet internal and external deadlines 

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled