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Tax Specialist I

Employer
Discount Tire
Location
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

Under direct supervision, the Tax Specialist I prepares and processes company taxes in compliance with all applicable taxing jurisdictions and complies with applicable licensing requirements. Verifies and analyzes tax data for accuracy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Prepares basic multi-state sales and use tax returns, environmental tire fee returns and other miscellaneous taxes using tax software systems.
* Validates tax exempt certificates using tax exempt software system; works with both employees and retail customers.
* Communicates and assists stores with tax exempt guidelines.
* Assists in preparation, filing and paying business personal property tax returns.
* Monitors business licenses and permits renewal dates; and takes appropriate action to keep all licenses and permits current; provide and ensures each location has current licenses and permits to be posted.
* Research and resolves basic business license and permit issues to include penalties, non-compliance and false alarm notifications.
* Prepares and maintains internal tax certificates including Form W9 and various resale certificates; updates and provides as needed.
* Assist with IRS W-9 EIN Verification and 1099 processing.
* Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
* Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering basic questions related to tax procedures and services.
* Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* This position requires a minimum of one year corporate tax or GL experience; knowledge of state tax law is highly preferred.
* Tax experience in a retail environment is preferred.
* Experience researching, compiling, analyzing and interpreting tax data preferred.
* Ability to read and interpret tax laws with guidance is necessary.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including skills with Word and Excel is required.
* Ability to design and create basic spreadsheets is necessary.
* SAP experience preferred.
* Ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines and present a professional demeanor is essential.
* Proven ability to work independently and in a team, multi-task, and manage multiple projects to meet various deadlines simultaneously is required.
* The ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines and present a professional demeanor is essential.
* Ability to work independently and in a team, multi-task, manage multiple projects to meet various deadlines simultaneously is required.
* Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
* Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.
* In addition, organizational and problem solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED required; additional college level accounting or business related classes preferred

Discount Tire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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