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Jr. Sales Tax Specialist

  • Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Salary: 26-29 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

JOB SUMMARY: The Jr. Sales Tax Specialist reports to the Sales Tax Lead and will support the Sales Tax function within the ASG Finance Team. The Jr. Sales Tax Specialist will assist the Sales Tax Lead to determine proper taxability of customers and transactions and should have prior sales tax experience, preferably in a high-volume environment. This will require a professional who possesses good organizational skills and can work as part of a team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following:
• Assist Division Sales Tax Lead to determine proper taxability of customers and transactions.
• Interface with customers to determine validity of tax exemptions.
• Assist ASG businesses to resolve tax issues for daily billing blocks & daily tax overrides reports.
• Approve and process daily tax only credit invoice requests generated by the ASG businesses and credit specialists for short pays on invoices due to sales taxes.
• Maintain files of all correspondence to customers related to sales tax.
• Maintain exemption certificates in exemption certificate maintenance software and maintain correspondence of rejection letters for those not approved, and letters requesting new exemption certificates.
• Provide research assistance to Sales Tax Lead to verify sales taxes paid and particular products purchased by customers requesting sales tax refunds.
• Provide vendors with properly executed exemption certificates where applicable.
• Provide guidance and assistance concerning sales tax issues to ASG businesses and the ASG Finance Team.
• Support Corporate Tax Department in managing customer tax exceptions in sales tax software, which will involve special setups of select item customers that do not follow a standard tax category.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• To be successful, the Jr. Sales Tax Specialist should have knowledge of sales and use tax with a proven record of success in prior sales and use tax roles.
• The successful candidate must demonstrate the skills to work independently and to participate in continuous improvement of processes.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
• Minimum of 1 to 3 years of sales tax and customer relations experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
• Prior sales and use tax experience in a corporate environment.
• Experience with SAP preferred.
• Experience with Vertex "O" series a plus.