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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Stewart & Stevenson LLC Houston, TX

Location
Houston, TX
AJE Ref #
576082178
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Temporary
Company Ref #
5061
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Primary role in fulfilling state and local sales and use tax function of a multi-state industrial equipment manufacturer, supplier and service provider.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
* Prepare monthly sales and use tax returns and check requests using Vertex tax returns software.
* Assist in handling state and local sales and use tax audits.
* Organize and maintain exemption documentation using Vertex exemption manager software.
* Generate required journal entries and reconcile tax liability with general ledger accounts.
* Conduct tax research as needed using CCH tax research software.
* Prepare correspondence in response to a wide range of state and local taxing authorities.
* Handle other tax projects as they arise.
* Communicate with various S&S departments to gather relevant information.
* Serve as a tax information source within the company.
* Retain required level of technical knowledge and keep abreast of current developments in the tax area.
POSITION REQUIREMENT:
Bachelor's Degree (four year college or university) in accounting, finance or a related field.
Tax Masters or CPA a plus.

* Five to ten years sales and use tax experience public accounting experience a plus.
* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and governmental regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
* Ability to work with accounting concepts and apply these concepts to practical business situations.
* Ability to work independently, accurately and thoroughly with minimal supervision.
* Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
* Ability to make critical decisions and take care of customer needs while following company procedures.
* Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals, to be truthful and seen as credible in the workplace.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Computer Skills
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook. Access a plus.
* Prior experience with Vertex Sales & Use Tax Returns software and Q/O Series programs preferred.
* Prior experience with JD Edwards ERP preferred.
* Knowledge of property tax processing a plus.

Certificates & Licenses
N/A

Additional Qualifications Preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Overview

Stewart & Stevenson is always looking for great people to join our growing team! Our unique line-up of products and services means that you’ll get exposure to a broad range of industries including oil & gas, power generation, construction, transportation, marine, mining and agriculture. With more than 1300 employees in 64 locations in the U.S. and abroad, our small, customer-focused teams share a common commitment to the quality and value of service.

Company Size:
1,001-5,000 Employees
Industry
Energy
Founded:
1902
Social Media:
Headquarters:
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5900
Houston, TX 77002

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