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Indirect Tax Manager - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 28 August 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and review of Indirect Tax returns, managing audits, monitoring the sales tax tables in Vertex, preparing tax accounting entries, and serves as a technical resource for all transactional taxes, property taxes and other taxes (i.e. gross receipts taxes).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the preparation and review of transaction tax filings, including sales & use tax, property taxes, gross receipts taxes, unclaimed property and business licenses.
  • Manage the Indirect Tax function to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations, as well as minimize risk and exposure.
  • Participate in ERP system’s design, maintenance, and implementation related to indirect tax matters to ensure compliance, enhance efficiency and minimize expense.
  • Identify and implement Indirect Tax planning opportunities.
  • Manage sales and use tax audits, including gathering information, responding to audit requests, negotiating with tax authorities, tax research and assisting in preparing appeals.
  • Research and document sales and use tax issues and keep current on transaction tax developments.
  • Prepare and review monthly tax reconciliations for the tax liability accounts. 
  • Review monthly use tax accruals for accuracy. Collaborate with the business and accounts payable group as to the proper taxation of purchases.  
  • Extract data from financial systems for sales and use tax filings; maintain tax software and processes. 
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with SOX requirements.
  • Ensure processes are in place to obtain sales tax exemption certificates and periodically audit those processes for compliance. 
  • Manage and perform special projects as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline.  MBA or Masters in Taxation preferred.
  • Experience:  Five plus years transactional tax related experience and training.  Life Science or Biotech industry experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:  Knowledge of SAP required. Expert knowledge of Excel required. Knowledge of Vertex software and VAT preferred.  Experience in handling state and local tax audits effectively.  Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet