Tax Accountant in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking a Tax Accountant to join our team in downtown Minneapolis! In this role, you will manage projects and recurring activities within three primary areas of responsibility: sales & use tax reporting, preparation of income tax schedules and the periodic financial reporting responsibilities relating to the tax accounts for the company.

Additionally within these areas, you will be responsible for preparing and filing the periodic sales and use tax returns for the company including ensuring that the correct use tax has been assessed on purchases. This includes documenting the current process and providing suggestions to streamline the process. You will assist the Corporate Tax Manager with the preparation of schedules and work papers to facilitate the filing of the Company’s income tax returns. You will assist the Corporate Tax Manager with the preparation and recording of the Company’s periodic and annual tax entries along with the reconciliation of the tax accounts and required disclosures relating to those accounts.

Outside of the primary responsibilities, you will assist the Corporate Tax Manager with other tasks that include, but are not limited to the following: property tax reporting, documentation of processes, tax research and interpretation, internal control and process improvements, external audits, etc. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares and files state & local Sales & Use Tax returns
  • Conduct reviews of sales and purchasing records to ensure proper taxation
  • Support the preparation of federal, international and state income tax workpapers
  • Reconcile tax liability accounts within the General Ledger
  • Assist with the calculating and recording of monthly, quarterly and year-end tax related journal entries
  • Prepare and file other tax related filings in areas such as property taxes, excise taxes, etc.
  • Assist management on tax issues and planning opportunities
  • Provides auditors with various tax reports, tax entries and work papers as requested
  • Maintain technical knowledge on current and future tax (income /sales & use) issues
  • Research and resolve other tax accounting and financial reporting issues as requested

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • prior experience in public or tax accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Advanced PC skills, particularly Excel applications
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Demonstrate trust, ethics, conservatism and act as a team player
  • Ability to thrive in a fast growing, rapidly changing and deadline oriented environment
  • Must have ability to multi-task, be adept at prioritizing workload and able to adjust to change

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATOINS:

  • 3-5 years of tax experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • SAP, BPC experience
  • Prior accounting and tax experience, either in a retail, food, grocery or consumer good organization

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