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Graybar Tax Accountant in St Louis, Missouri

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As a Tax Accountant – Tax Systems, you will effectively manage underlying tax data to assist in the preparation of state sales and/or income tax returns, audit defense reporting, and miscellaneous other analytical work related to Corporate tax.

In this role you will:

  • Provide support for critical tax systems, related system reporting, and applicable tax data analytics.

  • Assist in preparing, tracking, and filing state income and/or sales tax returns with payments; resolve issues with state and local taxing authorities.

  • Stay abreast and advise of changes in sales tax laws, rates, etc.

  • Assist in other areas of tax preparation and filing.

  • Assist in the management of Company sales tax exemption certificates.

  • Assist in balancing Corporate tax general ledger accounts.

  • Research tax issues related to state tax accounts with State Departments of Revenue and related taxing authorities.

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

    What you bring to the table:

  • 3 years’ experience related to tax or accounting experience

  • Four-year degree

  • Advanced degree: MBA, MST, CPA or candidate for CPA Certification preferred

  • Vertex Certified or candidate for Vertex Certification

  • Knowledge of audit data requirements and related support

  • Knowledge of state income and sales tax filing forms

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Vertex/Insource Tax Software platforms

  • Return, estimate, and tax calculation preparation skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Communication skills

  • Ability to stay current in state tax laws

  • Ability to be detail oriented

  • Ability to multitask

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

  • Ability to coordinate tax payment remittances

  • Ability to recognize problems and data inconsistencies

  • Ability to be efficient in the construction of tax audit work papers and files

    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.

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