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Sales & Use Accountant/Auditor in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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Job Description

Job Code: 86862887568

Category: Finance-Accounting

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Sales and Use Tax Manager, this position will be responsible for the preparation of sales and use tax returns for multiple states within the US and multiple provinces within Canada. The position will also be responsible for managing Sales tax audits for all books of business.


  1. Prepare and file sales and use tax returns and tax refund forms as required by state and province regulations.
  2. Coordinate sales tax audits for all books of business and assist other audit team members.
  3. Prepare registrations with taxing authorities for new sales and use filings, as needed,
  4. Advise management regarding effects of business activities on taxes and on strategies for minimizing tax liability.
  5. Ensures that the organization complies with periodic tax payment, information reporting, and other taxing authority required deadlines
  6. Organizes and maintains tax records and conducts tax studies and special projects
  7. Research and resolve tax issues for multiple states and provinces.
  8. General administration, such as office supply management
  9. Other duties assigned as needed

Job Requirements


Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, and/or 2-4 years related experience in sales tax filings.

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):

  • Experience preparing sales and use returns for an employee base over 10,000 in multiple states required. Canadian experience a plus.
  • Computer experience is necessary in Excel, Word, and prior Accounting software.
  • PeopleSoft, Oracle experience a plus.
  • Vertex experience a plus.
  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Skill in clear and concise oral and written communication.
  • Ability to be an effective team member and handle project assignments responsibly.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines

Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands

With or without reasonable accommodation, a candidate must have the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions described.  In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Successful passage of background, reference, psychological, and controlled substance tests.
  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
  • Work Location: 9 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ
  • Work Environment: Low wall cubicle in open floor plan with sit/stand workspace.