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Tax Accountant

Department: Accounting
Location: West Warwick, RI

SUMMARY:

Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of assigned federal, state, local, property, sales and use and special tax returns by collecting financial information.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

"Essential functions" are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

  1. Determine jurisdictional nexus and that the Company is properly registered to do business in each jurisdiction.
  2. Comply with federal, state and local requirements by studying jurisdictional documents and regulations; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  3. Perform assigned tax account reconciliations and follow up though researching, documenting and resolving exceptions.
  4. Maintain current professional and technical knowledge.
  5. Assist with tax audits.
  6. Assist in the preparation of income tax apportionment work papers.
  7. Assist Chief Financial Officer with various other projects and duties within the Finance Department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred, but not required.
  2. MST preferred, but not required.
  3. Two plus years’ experience in local and state tax accounting required.
  4. Public accounting experience required.
  5. Must possess analytical and problem solving skills.
  6. Comfortable in making decisions.
  7. Must be organized.
  8. Ability to manage relationships both internally and externally.
  9. Confidentiality a must.
  10. Comfortable working in a high-stress environment and ability to stay calm under pressure.
  11. Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  12. Strong communication skills (oral, written and listening).
  13. Team player.
  14. Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy a must.
  15. Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain when performing essential duties.  Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with time constraints, interruptions and stressed dispatchers and auto haulers.
  16. Work may require more than 40 hours per week.

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