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Manager, Sales & Use Tax in Raleigh at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

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Job Description

The Manager, Sales & Use Tax is responsible for managing all aspects of the sales and use tax compliance, excise tax compliance and business support functions at the company including: ensuring sales, use and excise tax returns/refund claims are accurate and filed timely, reconciling G/L accounts, reviewing capital purchases for tax compliance, supporting corporate initiatives from a sales tax perspective, addressing vendor inquiries and developing and mentoring sales tax compliance staff.

Salary + bonus - salary is competitive with this market, depending on experience and qualifications.

  • Manage, develop and mentor senior tax analysts
  • Ensure sales, use, GST, VAT and excise tax returns are filed timely and accurately
  • Maintain sales tax registrations and recommend methodology for registration if when needed
  • Manage relationship with outsourced compliance provider
  • Key sales tax technical prime for corporate initiatives
  • Regularly communicate with management regarding projects and tasks
  • Review work performed by the senior analysts
  • Develop good working relationships with personnel within the Finance, Purchasing, Shared Services, Finance Managers and other operations teams
  • Facilitate training sessions to non-tax corporate and operations personnel
  • Ensure field, AP, customer, and vendor questions are addressed by the team accurately and timely
  • Maintain and expand taxability matrices for equipment purchases and exemption certificates
  • Provide exemption certificate validation for the field and internal audit
  • Prepare/approve journal entries and ensure that all G/L accounts are reconciled in accordance with calendar
  • Integrate acquired companies seamlessly into parent company's compliance process
  • Constantly evaluate the compliance process to identify and implement process enhancements to maximize efficiencies while not impacting accuracy
  • Ensure credit carryforward items are minimized and monetized timely
  • Work with the tax technology team to ensure the sales tax system is configured to accurately calculate all sales and use taxes and assist with system testing as needed
  • Create and utilize compliance calendars and task lists to ensure all returns and tasks are completed timely
  • Maintain knowledge of sales and excise tax law
  • Participate in professional organizations
  • Manage sales, use and excise tax minimization efforts through identifying overpayments, working with consulting firms, filing refund claims and updating systems to ensure overpayments are minimized
  • Perform administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance; Master's Degree preferred
  • CPA or CMI required; Public accounting experience a plus
  • 10+ years of dedicated multi-state sales tax experience
  • Demonstrated high level of project management specifically relating to sales tax compliance ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience successfully managing and mentoring staff
  • Working knowledge of sales tax decision making software, along with diverse enterprise system knowledge or adaptability
  • Highly motivated by process improvement and project management
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and challenge sales tax personnel to reach their highest potential.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Good working knowledge of multi-state sales tax rules and regulations. Ability to apply these rules to transactions in a complex industry
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong accounting, tax research and analytical skills
  • Must be able to communicate complex sales tax issues both verbally and in writing.
  • Operate in a courteous and professional manner
  • Good presentation skills for formal and informal meetings
  • Ability to keep supervisor current on important matters
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and properly focus resources
  • Positive, assertive, and persuasive "can do" communication style
  • Ability to direct, motivate, and coach activities of others
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in problem solving
  • Comfortable with ERP systems, sales tax determination systems and using technology to achieve results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Open to the use of data analytics
  • Excellent work ethic - high standard of performance and production

If you are qualified, please apply below and include a resume in Word format. Questions? Please contact Beth Shandley, Nick Palacios, Joe Lucas, Ruth Y., Josh VanNamee or Sharon Richardson at 919-719-6500.

Note: Your resume will never be submitted to a client company without your prior knowledge and approval.

U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Know someone who is well-qualified for this role? If you refer someone to us, and we place them at any time in the future, Vaco will send you a generous referral bonus.