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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 12/3/2016

Energy Transfer Partners San Antonio, TX

Company
Energy Transfer Partners
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5071-323
AJE Ref #
575983878
Location
San Antonio, TX
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:




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Ensures compliance with federal, state and local authorities through communicating changes in taxes for proper adjustment to ERP system, reviewing ongoing developments in tax laws;


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Extracts and reviews fuel receipt & delivery data for proper presentation to federal and state authorities. Prepares motor fuel tax returns;


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Reconciles fuel receipt & delivery data against the general ledger. Research differences and communicate to the AR/AP supervisor for correction;


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Preparation of reconciliations of sales and use tax related accounts;


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Prepare monthly sales/use tax returns for submittal to state agencies;


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Consolidate return reconciliations on a quarterly basis and upload to SaaS reconciliation software;




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Prepare wires and check requests for payment of taxes and code to correct general ledger accounts;


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Maintain all compliance records in accordance with document retention policies; and


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Research tax issues and work on special projects as needed.




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Monitors account activity for changes in rates, purchases, accruals, etc., and uses reason to provide written explanations of variances;


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Uses discretion to scrutinize accounting records for unusual/extraordinary transactions, investigate findings and provide resolution;


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Maintain and update compliance due date report for SOX compliance purposes;


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Respond to inquiries from accounts payable regarding the appropriate sales/use tax treatment of items;


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Register entities in new taxing jurisdictions, as required;


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Provide training to A/P office and field personnel to insure proper sales/use tax accruals;


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Review work performed by staff;


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Assists during examinations by federal or state auditors;


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Initiates, documents, files and tracks excise tax refund requests;


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Coordinates and completes special projects as assigned by Management


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Maintain all compliance records in accordance with document retention policies; and


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Research tax issues and work on special projects as needed.





Required education or minimum level:


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Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field; and


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CPA or CMI candidate preferred.





Experience:


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5+ years of experience in multi-state sales and use tax, excise tax, and/or motor fuel tax matters, preferably in the same or similar industry;




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Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required because of interactions both inside and outside of the tax department;


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Experience performing tax research using tax services such as CCH, RIA, BNA, etc.




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Proficiency in analyzing and reconciling accounts and preparing journal entries


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Experience performing tax research using tax services such as CCH, RIA, BNA, etc.







Software Knowledge:


- Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required;





- Knowledge of SAP and a tax software solution (like Tax Ware, Vertex, OneSource/Sabrix, and Avalara/Zytax) is preferred




Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected classifications