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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Books A Million Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL
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Responsible for preparation and filing of monthly sales and use tax returns for states along with local jurisdictions. Makes payments for all tax liabilities and in a timely manner to avoid penalties and interest. Prepares monthly account reconciliations and journal entries. Research state and local taxlaws. Obtains and renews business licenses. Processes personal property tax payments and return requests. Coordinates licensing for new store openings, relocations and closing with proper jurisdictions.



Files sales and use tax collected for the prior month, due on the 20th of each month unless the 20th is a weekend. If so, then due on the next business day.

Perform account reconciliations for all assigned accounts.

Uploads journal entries in relation to sales and uses tax, business licenses, etc.

Makes prepayments in required states, monthly.

Performs research and obtains business licenses for new store openings in the appropriate jurisdictions.

Processes check run for business license renewals, food permit renewals, delinquent tax bills, property tax or others as required.Mails checks to vendor via certified mail, or if needed more urgently via UPS overnight to avoid penalties and interest.

Handles delinquent tax bills.Researches same to pay or dispute and documents accordingly.

Compiles all new licenses, scan a copy to the file and mail original to store for display. Log into License HQ and Business License Compliance calendar.

Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or similar program required.

At least one to two years similar experience as a TaxAccountantrequired.

Preferred Skills

Intermediate or above computer skills, especially with Excel.

Knowledge of tax usage and application in a retail business.

Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.