Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Tax Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    CA
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-143949
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Tax Accountant

     

    The Tax Accountant will report to the Tax Controller and be responsible for researching and resolving tax inquiries and issues; prepare paperwork for local, state, and federal tax returns. Obtaining and analyzing data for indirect tax return and tax provision preparation

     

    Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Responsibilities

    Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Position Summary  

                                                    

    The Tax Accountant will report to the Tax Controller and be responsible for researching and resolving tax inquiries and issues; prepare paperwork for local, state, and federal tax returns. Obtaining and analyzing data for indirect tax return and tax provision preparation

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Preparation & Reporting Management

    • Research tax compliance questions and resolve issues as requested.
    • Gather, analyze, and prepare data for income tax returns and special tax projects such as in house tax returns.
    • Interface with personnel from business units to ensure timely delivery of information and to validate and develop accurate reports.
    • Prepare various tax analysis schedules using intermediate Excel functions.
    • Analyze data collected to determine appropriate city apportionment percentages to prepare accurate tax reporting and determine appropriate tax filing requirements based on findings.
    • Prepare and review city, franchise income tax returns based on data gathered for all territories where Nexus exists.
    • Prepare a portion of the Company’s income tax provision, and assist in the overall process.
    • Manage the computation and processing the Tax Department’s tax schedules, payments, and records for all territories where Nexus exists.
    • Resolve minor tax issues and make recommendations to resolve complex tax issues while weighing risks.

    State Tax Notices & Audits

    • Participate in the overall income state tax audits.
    • Analyze audit reports and find errors in detail calculations provided by external auditors.
    • Prepare responses to various income state tax agencies.
    • Prepare monthly tax audit status report with latest findings and present to Tax Controller during monthly meetings.

    Processes & Procedures

    • Initiate ideas, recommend, and propose implementation plans to streamline tax processes and procedures
    • Prepare and file monthly/quarterly/annual sales & use tax returns from various corporate divisions within ASM
    • Monitor sales and use tax rate changes and communicate monthly updates to business units
    • Prepare and file bi-annual Abandoned and Unclaimed Property tax returns for various legal entities within ASM
    • Complete monthly general ledger tax account/accrual reconciliations for Accounting team.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

     

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

     

    Indirect Reports

     

    This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

     

    Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job 

     

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    Education Level: (Required)Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                                     

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Tax/Accounting, CPA is preferred, but not required.

    • 2-4 years of experience in tax/accounting

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Strong prioritization skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Analytical and research Skills
    • Team building Skills
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax codes
    • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
    • Ability to research and analyze data effectively         
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
    • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

     

    Office / Sedentary Requirements

     

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.  A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. 

     

    Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

     

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                        

    Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

     

    Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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