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Graybar Senior Tax Accountant - Returns Management in St Louis, Missouri

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As a Senior Tax Accountant – Returns Management, you will manage the timely filing of all sales and use tax returns, miscellaneous reports, and remittances to mitigate potential financial exposure related to Company tax return compliance processes. This position will also coordinate sales and use tax return function with sales and use tax audit defense function.

In this role you will:

  • Review the preparation of all U.S. sales and use tax returns and remittances.

  • Review the preparation of all non-U.S. consumption tax returns and remittances.

  • Design, run, and analyze tax management reports and tax audit reports.

  • Ensure accuracy of sales and exemption filings and resolve reporting anomalies.

  • Provide support and advice to other sales tax department personnel.

  • Review sales and use tax journal entries, account reconciliations, etc. and ensure the adequacy of all sales and use tax records.

  • Review responses to sales and use tax notices and requests for resale certificates, tax clearance letters, and customer refund claims.

  • Monitor compliance with Corporate Tax policies and procedures, and make recommendations for improvement.

    What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience required; 6-10 years’ experience preferred

  • Four-year degree required

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA candidate preferred

  • Knowledge of Vertex Indirect Tax Returns software

  • Knowledge of sales and use tax concepts, laws, regulations and rules

  • Knowledge of sales and use tax audit data requirements and related support

  • Knowledge of sales and use tax research software

  • Tax return, tax estimate, and tax calculation preparation skills

  • Vertex software skills

  • Supervisory and leadership skills

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook skills

  • Communication skills

  • Ability to stay current with respect to sales and use tax laws

  • Ability to be detail oriented

  • Ability to meet deadlines on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

  • Ability to coordinate tax payment remittances

  • Ability to recognize problems and data inconsistencies

    Why should you join Graybar?

    At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team. That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

    Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.