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Director of Tax

Company: W.B. Mason Company Inc.
Location: Brockton
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWB Mason is a distributor and commercial seller of workplace products to businesses primarily within the Northeast, Washington D.C, PA, NY, OH, FL and national distribution in the largest metropolitan areas across the United States. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.The Director, Corporate Tax oversees the tax function and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. This position will manage various state and local sales/use tax functions which includes activities in 50 states. The scope of responsibilities includes managing tax compliance and audits, gathering and analyzing supporting data, researching taxability and other issues, documenting customer and supplier exemptions, and identifying process improvements.This position is based in Brockton, MA and has a hybrid office/remote work schedule, comprised of 3 days WFH / 2 days on-site.ResponsibilitiesEssential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage preparation and filing of sales/use tax returns and payment of related tax liabilities
  • Manage sales/use tax audits and respond to notices
  • Gather, reconcile and/or analyze source data for returns and audits
  • Monitor nexus footprint and filing requirements on an ongoing basis, including impact of changes in business activities and laws
  • Oversee collection and maintenance of customer exemption certificates
  • Respond to customer sales tax inquiries
  • Manage use tax accrual process; claim and document manufacturing, resale and other applicable exemptions; support Purchasing group on use tax decisions
  • Review sales/use tax account reconciliations and analyze variances
  • Assist with sales tax software implementations and upgrades
  • Research product taxability and other sales/use tax issues
  • Identify opportunities to improve and/or automate tax compliance processes to increase efficiency and quality
  • Monitor sales/use tax legislation for relevant opportunities and issues
  • Assist Sales Team with documentation on bids to government jurisdictions
  • Assist with property tax and federal excise tax compliance and audits as needed
  • Manage preparation and filing of state abandoned property returns
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the tax function including assisting with preparation and review of the corporate tax provisions, tax planning and ensuring compliance with all required federal, state, local, , property and other applicable taxes and filings
  • Ensure that the corporate books related to taxes are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP and company policies and procedures, as applicable
  • Oversee the preparation and review of taxes included in the consolidated corporate financial statements and footnote disclosures under GAAP, including supporting work papers
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies related to the tax area and maintain the related documentation to ensure adherence with all standards
  • Evaluate the tax ramifications of new product offerings and strategies as needed
  • Manage tax projects and interactions with auditors and consultants related to tax functionQualificationsEducation and/or Experience
    • BA/BS in Accounting, or related field from nationally accredited university
    • MST, MAC or similar advanced degree preferred
    • 7+ years of progressive state and local sales/use tax experience with public accounting firm and/or multistate company, including demonstrated management skills
    • Proficiency with online tax research tools (CCH preferred)
    • Proficiency with sales/use tax compliance software
    • Experience with working with and managing relationships with third party vendors such as auditors and regulators
    • Familiarity with corporate ERP or accounting systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
    • Familiarity with data wrangling and visualization tools (Power BI preferred)
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work and effectively communicate with all levels of management
    • Highly motivated, a self-starter and a team player willing to take responsibilityMinimum Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, lift over shoulders, speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands/fingers for data entry and filing. The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.Equal Opportunity EmployerW.B. Mason Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: W.B. Mason Company Inc., Brockton , Director of Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Brockton, Massachusetts

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