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Indirect Tax Senior Accountant

Morristown, NJ

Announcement was made, all applicants must be within a commutable distance (40 miles or less) than Morristown NJ as this is an in office role with the possibility of a hybrid schedule.

This is an integral role, with the key focus on US indirect tax matters, including S&U, property taxes, and regulatory taxes.
  • The prime focus of this role will be US S&U, with additional responsibility for US property taxes and US Federal & State Regulatory Taxes.
  • The Senior Indirect Tax Accountant will be responsible for the accurate and timely filing of all US indirect tax compliance, including sales & use tax, personal property tax and US regulatory taxes (filings undertaken by 3rd party providers).
  • Data management, including reconciling various sales tax reports with monthly sales data and general ledger; perform journal entries related to indirect taxes.
  • Maintain and improve processes, policies and guidelines to manage indirect tax risks & compliance.
  • Management of the indirect tax exemption certificate processes (work undertaken by Avaya Customer Master Data team).
  • Assist with S&U tax audits, including collating and reviewing information requested by tax auditors.
  • Investigate and resolve indirect tax notices.
  • Providing business support on indirect tax matters (e.g. taxation of new offerings, customer/supplier queries).
  • Prepare the Company’s S&U reconciliations and indirect tax reserve analysis on a quarterly basis.
  • Collation and review of our information for State business licenses (filings undertaken by 3rd party provider).
  • Coordinate tax payments on behalf of our tax department.
  • Support indirect tax system changes (including Vertex)

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, demonstrate sound judgment and have the ability to collaborate cross-functionally with people at all levels inside and outside our company.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organized, analytical and a team player
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven ability to prioritize, problem solve, make recommendations and implement solutions
  • US sales & use indirect practical and technical tax expertise (3-5+ years of experience preferred)
  • Experience with automation of indirect tax processes (preferred)
  • US Telecoms Tax experience (preferred)
  • College degree in Finance/Accounting related discipline (preferred); Additional years of work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience with Vertex & SAP (preferred)

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