AAA Northeast

Tax Accountant

Job Locations US-RI-Providence
ID
2022-8342
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
M-F 830a-5p

Overview

Under the direction of the Director of Tax, this position is responsible for the federal and state income tax function, including planning, provisions, returns, extensions, estimated payments, return to provision adjustments, and audit defense. Work to achieve maximum tax savings whenever possible while remaining responsive to changing business needs and practices. Position will also work closely with the property accounting team to ensure timely payments and filing of regulatory filings. Works with the accounting and leadership teams to identify opportunities for process improvement and potential areas of risk. They will monitor current and impending changes to tax regulation and make the appropriate updates to policies and strategies.

Responsibilities

Prepare quarterly and annual federal and state tax provision, facilitate providing necessary information to external tax preparation firm, review all federal and state tax filings and ensure the accuracy and timely filing of all tax forms.


Ensure accurate and timely filing of state and local sales and use tax returns. Ensure the accounts payable system is accurately capturing use tax and external systems are properly calculating sales tax to remit to the various taxing jurisdictions. Review the filing of multi state and local returns including sales and use and personal property tax.


Assist property accounting team to determine if assets capitalized are properly depreciated for federal and state purposes. Ensure assets are properly classified to allow Company to accelerate federal bonus depreciation methods, where applicable. May also assist in working with external parties on cost segregation studies when new properties are constructed.


Work with property accounting to ensure timely payments of all real estate and personal property taxes. Completing income and expense filings and personal property tax returns on an annual basis.


Complete Federal and state income tax extensions, estimates and tax payment projections to support the forecasting and budgeting processes, as well as U.S. Census form filings using tax return information.


Maintain effective control procedures over all aspects of the tax process. Conduct tax research and work closely with Legal and external tax partners to support income tax return positions, develop tax planning ideas, identify tax savings opportunities, mitigate potential tax risks, and provide answers to other departments.


Develop an understanding of the tax department’s other functions, including but not limited to sales tax, property tax, annual reports, business licenses, and other miscellaneous taxes. Identifying correlations between these functions and the income tax function to maintain consistency between the information used for each tax type, and also to recommend improvements in the data gathering processes. Providing cross-functional support as needed. 


Facilitate federal and state tax audits whether income or sales and use tax by preparing responses, creating supporting schedules, point of contact for taxing jurisdiction, etc.


Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to management and the tax team and create strategies to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation.

 
Provide support with various internal audits and special tax related projects. 


Review tax returns and quarterly/yearly tax projections prepared by external tax partners.

Qualifications

Education/Licenses/Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, Accounting or related field
Master’s degree preferred, Accounting or Taxation

Extensive individual/corporate/partnership tax knowledge
Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures for corporations.
CPA required
MST preferred

Experience:
3 -5 years Tax or public accountant role


Skills & Abilities:
Think, Act & Be Safe.
Familiarity with U.S. federal, state and local reporting requirements.
Strong experience with a variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements.
Strong ability to utilize project management and accounting best practices to organize and prioritize tasks and the tasks of other tax team members.
Encourage, build, and maintain mutual trust, respect, and cooperation with others.
Ability to listen to, understand, and communicate with others by telephone, in written form, electronically, or in person.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Ability to operate a computer with relevant software applications.
Ability to apply sound judgement to produce appropriate outcomes to a variety of situations. Including high volume and challenging situations.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work to achieve specific goals.
Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
Ability to schedule andÔÇ»plan assigned activities so that goals and priorities are achieved.
Ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

The pay range for this position in Rhode Island is $84,500.00 - $104,375. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Annual bonuses are some of the additional forms of compensation offered. Additionally, employees may participate in our award winning medical, dental, vision, wellness, financial (6% 401k match), and a wide array of other employee and membership benefits.

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