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What you’ll be doing...

This position is responsible for the handling of Regulatory compliance for Verizon’s wireline business segment. The position will interface with tax legal, tax technology, tax compliance, tax research and other business groups. Job function will include preparation of compliance filings and supporting work papers, research and interpretation of statutes and laws, analysis of accounting entries and surcharge recovery, research of customer inquiries, involvement with process improvements such as automation and other special projects.

  • Prepare Regulatory filings which include those filed with the PUC, Federal and State Regulatory Agencies, and third party fund administrators for Verizon owned companies to ensure that they are accurately and timely filed in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and rulings.
  • Conduct research and appropriately apply statutes and laws to service offerings and yield correct compliance reporting and surcharge billings.
  • Prepare tax memorandums to document issues, research and work performed, and resolutions.
  • Work on and manage projects that include implementation of cost savings strategies and process improvements to enhance the compliance process.
  • Work with the accounting aspect of the Regulatory function, including assistance with preparation of account reconciliations, review of accrual journal entries and understanding and monitoring surcharges and expenses.
  • Research and respond to inquiries regarding surcharge application and computations on customer invoices.
  • Provide surcharge estimates for Request for Proposals.
  • Prepare payments and manage the liabilities and expenses related to the tax returns; work with AP, Treasury and various in-house payment systems.
  • Compile the annual budget and monthly cash forecasts.
  • Assist with analysis related to mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence and computing purchase price adjustments).
  • Ensure adherence to all SOX controls.
  • Assist with all Regulatory related audits, as needed.
  • Focus on identifying process improvements and streamlining existing procedures.

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience in Tax or Finance.
  • Experience with and understanding of tax law, compliance procedures, accrual methodology, and tax initiatives.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in utilizing data reporting tools and tax software.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • CPA.
  • Masters in Accounting or Taxation or J.D.
  • Regulatory Tax experience.
  • Experience with tax research, tax accounting, SOX processes, telecommunication taxes, and tax saving strategies.
  • Ability to prioritize deliverables with competing timelines.
  • Ability to accurately manage deadlines.
  • Solid verbal, written and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work equally well independently and within a team.
  • Experience with the data requirements needed for the preparation and filing of tax returns (ie: knowledge of billing systems, etc.)
  • A knowledge of various tax systems, such as CCH, RIA, and Vertex.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or SAP (or other major General Ledger Suite Software).
  • Ability to use analytical software such as, but not limited to, Alteryx and Qlik.
  • Working knowledge of artificial intelligence (ie: “BOTS”).
  • Prior experience handling audits and replying to State and Local Auditor IDR’s.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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