Tax Accountant in Columbus, OH at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/23/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbus, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/23/2022
  • Job ID:
    TAXAC58906

Job Description

Position Accountabilities


  • Prepare accurate and timely information to be incorporated in the consolidated state and federal tax and information returns, filings for sales and use tax, foreign countries value added tax and goods and services tax, applications for business registrations, permits, and licenses. Develop and maintain complete, accurate and organized workpapers and comply with document retention practices.


  • Prepare tax related journal entries and perform reconciliations of tax general ledger accounts. Understand how tax and other software applications function and post to the general ledger. Research issues back to the source, effectively summarize findings, and recommend appropriate actions.


  • Perform research on tax issues including advanced international direct and indirect tax issues; understand, and incorporate laws and regulations into analyses, and make recommendations on alternative treatment of issues. Coordinate and communicate with Washington Tax team on research findings and recommendations. Inform appropriate management and staff regarding new tax legislations and their impact to the company.


  • Perform, oversee, or review production processes; maintain critical, fundamental tax information in the Vertex tax software and the SAP billing system, including tax rate updates, customer and product exemptions for sales tax, value added tax, and goods and services tax purposes; participate in system upgrades and implementations, and coordinate and perform testing before and after system implementation.


  • Plan and execute complex tasks and projects within time and/or other constraints.


  • Review tax policies and procedures for compliance with new and existing laws and regulations, understand, and adhere to operating procedures. Document, update, and maintain tax policies, procedures, and processes.


  • Provide tax support services to Sales and Marketing staff and the Billing/Collection teams and respond to customers' tax questions and inquiries as necessary.


  • Coordinate and communicate to Washington Tax team any tax inquiries received from US domestic -state and federal agencies, and foreign tax jurisdictions to ensure appropriate timely response and resolution by the Washington Tax team.

  • Education, Experience and Technical Skills


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of accounting and tax experience with emphasis on federal and state corporate, income, property, sales and use taxes, value added tax, goods and services tax and/or unclaimed property reporting, and research, with a Bachelor's degree in accounting; or five (5) years of related experience and a Master's degree and/or a CPA certification. Previous experience working with a multinational and/or NON- Profit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience performing research on domestic and international tax issues.
  • Ability to understand and execute research projects utilizing tax research software and ability to apply computer technology in new ways desired.
  • Successful problem solving and analytical skills and ability to perform under time pressures and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with energetic positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer interface skills and ability to effectively communicate with all staff and others outside the company.
  • Excellent work paper techniques and providing clear audit trail.
  • Strong and advanced computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; knowledge of PeopleSoft GL; SAP Billing system, Vertex sales and use tax, and value added tax systems preferred.