Tax Accountant (State & Local)
Overview 14 West, an Agora company, is looking for a State & Local Accountant to join our team. Joining The Agora Companies has some major perks. For starters, you're joining a network of some of the Top Workplaces in Baltimore, recognized year after year by The Baltimore Sun. Another is getting to work in an office that moves and inspires you. Most of the 11 buildings that make up our Mount Vernon campus date back to the 19th century and are comprised of historical and ornate details. Others are modern, sleek and full of awesome technology. Take a sneak peek for yourself, here. Responsibilities This person will be responsible for the preparation and filing of multiple jurisdiction sales & use tax returns, tracking & resolution of state and local notices. Responsible for the daily tracking of payments initiated by the tax department and proper notification within the accounting department. Ability to work with and coordinate within the accounting department and across the organization. Additional Job Responsibilities Performs a variety of tax functions within the tax department. May perform one or more of the following duties: Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles ledger accounts, general sales & use tax research. Conducts studies and develops solutions for improving sales & use tax processes. Prepares and analyzes sales & use tax records and reports. Assist in the preparation of supporting documents for sales & use tax audits. Qualifications 2+ years' experience, required. General tax compliance background (Federal, State, International, etc.)/ Sales & Use Tax Compliance preferred. Customer service, Clear/concise written & verbal communication; time management; multi-task / ability to plan & prioritize. Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, Internet, required. Experience with OneSource, Vertex preferred Strong analytical skills, strong computer skills. Ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines, basic customer service and phone skills (will need to contact jurisdictions for information and to resolve issues). Strong organizational skills, ability to identify and implement process improvements, attention to detail. The person in this role needs to have good soft skills - the ability to work well with people as well as interact with mutiple teams. This person needs to be very strong analytically and detail oriented as well as have the ability to research and resolve issues with little oversight. Education Bachelors degree, required. 1-3 years of current or recent experience in public accounting, a corporate tax department, or experience working with a State or Local Revenue Agency. Knowledge of state tax laws and regulations. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided. About 14 West 14 West is the business services arm of The Agora Companies, and has offices in Baltimore City, Maryland and Delray Beach, Florida. The company exists to provide the support of seasoned, passionate and inspired administrative professionals. So while they focus on growing their enterprises through new ideas, we ensure the well-being of their workplace. 14 West prefers to fill its offices with people who aren't afraid to think outside of the box. People who will come in and already start asking: "How can we do this differently, and not just differently, but better ?" The company tends to look for individuals in search of more than just a paycheck.