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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT OPERATING TAX

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Job ID:
R15186
Location:
Veritiv - Jacksonville (Office) FL
City:
Jacksonville
State:
FL
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all transaction, real and personal property tax compliance including returns, assessments and tax payments as necessary for the Company.  This includes analyzing data, filing tax returns, reconciling liability accounts to the general ledger, preparing journal entries and resolving notices from tax jurisdictions in a timely manner.
  • Perform required maintenance of internal and external software (OneSource) as well as importing data in the system on a monthly basis.  Effectively utilize the system for compliance and reporting to management. 
  • Ensure monthly accruals for real and personal property tax are accurate by analyzing the amounts to ensure accuracy in payments and accruals and make adjustments accordingly. 
  • Assist in defending the Company during routine state and local transaction and property tax audits by analyzing and providing the appropriate documentation and support. Research taxability issues in dispute and maintain appropriate documentation of research proceedings on the audit process.
  • Ensure all operating tax (transaction and property) policies, processes and procedures are followed to ensure SOX compliance.
  • Document the Company’s positions with regard to transaction and property tax exposures (ASC 450).  Update quarterly and prepare related journal entries and supporting documentation.
  • Monitor transaction, real and personal property tax legislative changes impacting the company and assist management to ensure that they are timely and efficiently implemented into the systems and processes.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests regarding tax discrepancies, accruals, account set-up, taxability of products/services, tax policies, customer exemption documentation, appeals/protests, and all other operating tax related matters. 
  • Identify and develop tax positions designed to minimize property tax expense and work with management to determine when to appeal and/or protest assessments.  Request, review, validate, and archive tax related documentation to support freeport exemptions.
  • Monitor new locations and register new legal entities, acquisitions and dispositions with applicable tax jurisdictions.  Determine when accounts need to be discontinued or closed due to business changes and ensure all fixed assets are reported on the correct location.
  • Monitor exempt sales being reported in the system and ensure the appropriate exemption certificates are secured to support the exemption. Maintain and issue exemption certificates to our vendors as appropriate.

Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience: 

  • Education:  Minimum requirements include Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Management, or Finance with CPA certificate or Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) preferred. 
  • Experience:  At least 3 years experience in industry, Big 4 accounting firm or similar surroundings with 4-5 years preferred. 
  • Skills and Demonstrated Behaviors:
    • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and operating tax law required as well as effective research, writing and analytical skills. Excellent computer systems skills including experience with accounting and tax software
    • Able to deliver results, often under tight deadlines. 
    • Must be a solid team player and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment across functional areas. Instills trust necessary for teamwork through direct and  truthful interactions.
    • Must be “customer driven” to provide accurate and timely results to Finance and Accounting, IT, and outside providers as necessary.
    • Is able to identify and create processes necessary to complete a specific assignment or goal. Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as patience are required. 
    • Is action oriented and takes the initiative, manages upward, able to multitask and maintain focus.


Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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