Our client is looking to hire Tax Processing Specialists / Tax Returns Preparers who will perform a wide range of sales & use tax (SUT) compliance functions. Understand various business entities (i.e. retail, software, manufacturing, leasing, etc.) and the related SUT compliance details involved. Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and timely filing of the client’s returns and payments. This preparer will work closely with the client. Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: Prepare client’s sales and use tax returns for the time sensitive SUT compliance cycle. This will include:Communicate frequently with client contacts via phone and e-mailAnalyze tax data for accuracy, investigate questionable data and take corrective action when necessaryResearch and file client new jurisdictional sales tax registrationsResearch, file, renew and maintain clients' business licensesImport monthly tax data to softwareReview returns for accuracy and completenessConfirm client approvals and process any requested changesCollaborate with other staff to direct the mailing process of returnsInitiate timely electronic filings and paymentsMaintain monthly tax calendars, reconcile and analyze reportsReview and address client’s tax mail (forms, notices, and bulletins)Respond to, resolve, and track notices from taxing jurisdictions in a timely mannerParticipate in the setup process for all new clientsDocument unusual out-of-scope issues both internally and externallyExtra hours will be required when needed. No time off allowed between the 5th and the 20th of each month. The nature of this service does not allow for exceptions to this requirementPrepare bank reconciliation and analysis for each ClientExercise professional judgment to resolve basic tax accounting problemsEducation & Training:Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar field or equivalent experience requiredWork Experience:Experience preparing Sales and Use Tax returns preferredSpecific knowledge of multi-state tax preparing software and preparation of monthly SUT returns Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel skillsExcellent oral and written communication skillsMust be detailed oriented, a team player, and have strong organizational skillsMust be able to work under tight monthly deadlinesStrong diplomacy skills are requiredAbility to manage job-related and personal stress effectivelyMust manage time and priorities effectively by completing tasks in a timely mannerBasic knowledge of SSTP, SOX, SAS70 a plusAbility to develop and apply professional concepts to resolve issues with moderate scopeAbility to work with minimal supervision on routine work, more detailed instructions on new projects or assignmentsAbility to guild productive internal/external working relationshipsAbility to listen and understand information and communicate the sameMust possess strong organizational skillsMust be results oriented, customer focused, and exhibit strong interpersonal skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office packages
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