Tax Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Apr 26, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Tax Specialist

George Mason University Fiscal Services seeks an experienced tax professional to serve as part of the General Accounting team. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The Tax Specialist is responsible for Mason’s tax processes with particular emphasis on unrelated business income tax, sales tax, nonresident alien taxation, and other tax issues related to public institutions of higher education and not for profit entities. Responsibilities include: * Assist the Tax Manager with the universitys annual Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) return and quarterly sales tax returns; * Perform review and reconciliation of transactions applicable to UBIT and sales tax reporting; * Assist with nonresident tax form 1042s business processes; and * Research and interpret federal and state tax laws, identify potential tax risks and compliance issues for the university, and communicate findings to management.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, demonstrated related experience (two to four years is preferred); and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience; * Knowledge of tax concepts related to higher education and not-for-profit entities, with an emphasis on UBIT and sales tax; * Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as superior analytical skills; * Ability to analyze technical procedures, federal and state regulations, and to apply tax concepts in a complex higher education environment; * Ability to work independently and within a team environment; and * Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with large data sets.

Preferred Qualifications: * Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation; * Experience in tax accounting related to nonresident alien taxation, global tax reporting, and Value Added Tax (VAT); * Experience working professionally in a higher education environment is strongly preferred; and * Combination of public accounting and industry experience is preferable.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG136z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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