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Senior Tax Accountant

Company: Uscellular
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW / SUMMARYResponsible for focusing on the day to day management of the relationship with U.S. Cellulars outsourced transaction tax compliance vendor. Also responsible for continually monitoring the financial control processes and ensuring that tax and accounting transactions are executed in accordance with tax laws and established standards of internal control.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Manage the relationship with the third party transaction tax outsourcing vendor, including but not limited to the calculation of tax amounts, the submission of data, validation of the accuracy of the funds requested, the review of general ledger upload data and account reconciliations. Understand the sources of the tax return supporting documentation and reporting process including the flow of transaction taxes from the source documents, to the tax reports used for filing purposes, to the tax accrual accounts to ensure accuracy of information sent to third party out-sourcing vendor. Ensure required tax return copies are maintained in accordance with U.S. Cellular policy. Resolve a wide range of tax and accounting issues in innovative ways. Review and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications. Manage workload effectively and efficiently by prioritizing responsibilities. Provide business partners and management with variance analysis working with business partners to identify drivers behind variances. Provide functional advice or training to less-experienced associates. Review, research, and recommend improvements to analysis, reporting, and systems. Respond to financial inquiries of operational management providing requested information for management of the business. Coordinates tax and accounting matters with other departments and locations. Supports both internal and external audits by providing necessary support. Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable SOX controls. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / COMPETENCIES Bachelors degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or Business. Three (3) or more years experience in tax, finance or accounting. Experience with transactional taxes. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to establish and maintain professional productive relationships. Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and planning skills and ability to meet highly detailed reporting requirements. Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word). Ability to balance assigned tasks, impromptu inquiries, and projects and efficiently utilize time. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in developing solutions to apply to their areas. Ability to work well independently and formulate recommendations for solutions. Continuous improvement mindset. Identify changing requirements and problems regarding management needs or other procedures; recognize and respond to. Ability to identify substantive issues and thoroughly and accurately research and analyze them. Ability to convey and/or consult on issues of a moderately complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with SAP and Vertex. Prior telecommunications industry experience. Sales Tax experience PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described within the responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The preceding job description indicates the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work to be performed. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required to do this job. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential Jobble

Keywords: Uscellular, Milwaukee , Senior Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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