Senior Tax Analyst

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Responsibilities

The position is responsible for the management of multi state & local transaction tax audits including sales & use, gross receipts taxes, local utility and  other non-income taxes (“FAS 5  Tax or Taxes”), for select domestic Verizon entities.  The ideal candidate would have telecommunications and FAS 5 Tax experience and audit experience.  The candidate must have a general knowledge of FAS 5 Tax, experience, an understanding of general ledger and accounts payable systems and possess the ability to reconcile these systems to the general ledger.  The ability to prioritize and manage deliverables with competing timelines is required.  The position will interface with tax legal, tax technology, tax compliance, billing, accounting and other inter-business groups to ensure that data is available and consistent with the respective audits needs.  The candidate must be comfortable in data analysis, strategic emphasis and presentation.  The position also requires an understanding of tax law, tax research, audit procedures, statistical sampling and FAS 5.  The position may be responsible for working with external consultants in their pursuit of tax recovery initiatives from reverse audits or taxability reviews. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under the pressure of deadlines is a must. Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with outside auditors is essential. Ability to manage both internal and external projects in a timely manner. Provide audit support to tax legal and upper management as required.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or equivalent experience required
  • CPA or MS in Taxation is desirable
  • MBA, J.D. or L.L.M. is a plus
  • 6+ years experience in FAS 5 Taxes
  • 3+ years experience of audit defense for a large corporation
  • 5+ years in financial analysis, accounting and budgeting
  • Experience with accounting related processes
  • Must have strong oral, written and analytical skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Sharepoint and the ability to analyze and produce audit workpapers is required
  • The ability to communicate tax law, issues and concerns to upper management when required as they relate to FAS 5 tax audits
  • The ability to negotiate Verizon’s tax positions with State auditors to arrive at favorable outcomes in audit settlements
  • An understanding of tax audit reserves, accruals and the management of the reserves. Knowledge of reverse audits and managed audits. Knowledge of the exemption process in transaction taxes including exempt customers and resellers. Knowledge on the differences between gross receipts taxes and sales and use taxes. The ability to identify and quantify audit issues and calculate reserve needs based on those issues
  • Previous exposure to PeopleSoft or SAP is beneficial

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.