Tax Analyst 8/18/2016

Confidential Company La Jolla, CA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28865845
AJE Ref #
575921259
Location
La Jolla, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Tax Analyst will work with the Accounting department on a contract basis on matters related to sales and use tax, VAT (value-added tax), property tax, and other required statutory filings.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Act as Avatax (sales and use tax application) administrator
* Regular use of NetSuite
* Troubleshoot routine and non-routine issues with Avatax
* Maintain and update the sales/use tax calendar, tax codes, tax rules, and tax forms in Avatax, ensuring the timely, complete, and accurate filing of tax returns and payments
* Assist with research of sales/use tax nexus and related taxability issues
* On a monthly basis, reconcile the sales/use tax subsidiary ledger with the sales tax payable liability account in the GL, ensuring that reconciling items, if any, are clearly documented, researched, and resolved
* Address internal and external inquiries from various stakeholders regarding sales and use tax and VAT matters
* Coordinate with the property tax service provider to furnish complete and accurate fixed assets information used as the basis for property tax assessments, making sure that property tax filings and funding for bill payments are processed accurately and in a timely manner
* Reconcile the accrued property tax and property tax payable GL accounts to make sure that outstanding accrual/deferral balances are reasonably stated
* Coordinate with the annual report service provider (ARM) to ensure complete and timely filing of annual reports in all applicable states, including assisting with form preparation and review as requested by ARM
* File business licenses and manage related renewal calendar
* Provide support with income tax provision and domestic, state, and international tax return work papers as needed
* Provide transactional and income tax audit support as needed
* Assist with identifying and designing control processes in preparation for SOX implementation
* Manage distribution and, as assigned, resolution of tax related mail and other correspondences

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Experience with transactional taxes, specifically consumption and property taxes
* Experience with Avatax or a similar consumption tax software
* Fundamental understanding of accrual accounting and basic GAAP concepts
* Education: four-year accounting or business degreepreferred
* Advanced proficiency with Excel
* Experience in ERP accounting systems