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Indirect Tax Accountant

Dentsply Sirona
Grand Central, New York, United States
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

Bringing out the best in people

As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we're looking for the best to join us.

Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:

• Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.

• Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.

• Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.

• Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.

Job Summary:

Prepare, file and pay indirect tax returns as assigned. Sustain accurate reconciliations of Indirect tax ledgers; Assist with the collection of return data for preparation of tax audits. Maintain customer exemption certificates. Implement efficiencies for return compliance and filings and implement or remediate all notices related to tax compliance.

Key Responsibilities:


• Prepare indirect tax returns for assigned North American divisions (US, Territories, Canada), as assigned, including but not limited to: sales, use & MDET taxes.

• File and Pay all returns by due date - electronically where possible. Keep updated logon/password info and blocking #'s current and available in central location.

• Submit all AP/GL payment transactions in accordance with payment method (check or EFT)

• Ensure paper returns are ready for mailing when checks are completed in AP.

• Reconcile Indirect tax liability accounts vs. the amounts filed and remitted on returns by state & local jurisdictions.

• Research and determine reasons for reconciling items.

• Maintain customer exemption certificates and send expiration letters.

• Send exemption certificate requests to new customers to set up exempt status as required.

• Work with customer service to process tax credits back to customers.

• Prepare J/E's for GL group to post as needed

• Discover and correct any postings to incorrect accounts in accordance with the billing of invoices.

• Inform return preparer of any adjustments necessary to filing of tax returns.

• Clear reconciling items within 60 days; escalation at day 61, as necessary.

• Calculate and prepare month end reports for inclusion into Tax Returns, Journal Entries or other accounting functions, including but not limited to:

• Recapturing Canadian GST Tax Credits on T/E expense items.

• Calculate Use Tax for Free Goods for assigned divisions.

• Calculate and file Amended Returns as needed.

• Ensure all assigned indirect tax returns are filed and paid in accordance with DSSC policies and procedures once preparation is completed.

• Maintains tax records and prepares sales and use tax returns, related schedules on a timely basis according to due date throughout the month for assigned legal entities.

• Organizes paperwork for local and state level returns

• Prepares reports (monthly, Qtr, Semi-Annual, Annual), including Import files, 99 tax credits and carry forward tax payments & deferrals.

• Reconcile Vertex sales tax calculations to Quantum and BPCS sales tax amounts, making adjustments as necessary.

• Prepares Journal entries for GL accounting discrepancies and A/P inter-company charges.

• Maintains reporting calendar and due dates for all return frequencies.

• Follows all necessary commonly used concepts, practices, and rules in accordance with DSSC policies and procedures for all assigned divisions.

• Prepares EFT and Accounts Payable data for payment timely and accurate payment of tax returns.

• Serves as backup for all other divisions.

• Prepare JEs/Advices for Indirect tax accruals and accounts as needed.

• Assist with responding to state and local taxing jurisdictions and other divisional personnel on Indirect tax compliance/payment related questions.


• Log and update all issues needing tax research and responses for each division describing issue and outcome.

• Lookup Tax Rates for customer quotes, as needed.

• Respond to customer inquiries regarding billing issues on related tax amounts charged/not charged to customers.

• Answer incoming phone calls/requests regarding sales tax questions, account questions, exemption letters, exemption certificate requests and other misc. inquiries.

• Provide support with Sales Tax Audits as needed including:

• Data gathering from filed tax returns.

• Research all exempt customers during audit period and ensure proper documentation is ready for auditor review.

• Work with Sr. Indirect Tax Accountant and other Dentsply departments to obtain information pertinent to the audit as needed.

• Complete other assignments and duties as assigned by the Finance Services Manager. This can be extra reconciliations, and other special duties and projects as assigned.

• Notify the manager of any process or procedure issues that are contrary to Dentsply International or DSSC objectives.


• Associates degree from a college or university or

• Accounting Education from a secondary business school

Years and Type of Experience:

• 2(+) years of experience with Indirect tax accounting or related experience.

• Proficient Microsoft Office users (Word, Excel, Outlook)

• ERP systems such as Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, or SAP a plus

• Business Accounting software a plus

Key Required Skills, Knowledge, and Capabilities:

• Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization.

• Motivated self-starter with strong communication, organization, and multi-tasking abilities.

• Advanced written/oral communication skills (English speaking required).

• Comfort working in a global business environment that is undergoing process and technology changes.

• Must be flexible and willing to work as a team to cultivate change and process improvements.

• Ability to meet deadlines.

• Ability to identify problems involving several variables in a variety of situations.

• Ability to write procedure manuals.

• Continually seek and embrace process improvements.

• Commit/aspire toward having an expert level knowledge base in their process area.

• Carry out responsibilities professionally and efficiently.

• Comply with all regulatory requirements and Dentsply Sirona core values and policies.

• Provide timely and accurate information and solutions

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