FREEMAN Manager - Sales & Use Tax - Dallas, TX in Dallas, Texas

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SUMMARY

The Manager – Sales & Use Tax is responsible for leading and developing the Sales Tax Compliance Team. He/She is responsible for managing the timely preparation, payment and filing of sales/use tax returns for multiple U.S. states and local tax jurisdictions, Puerto Rico and Canadian VAT returns. The Manager – Sales Tax is required to provide sales tax advice and guidance to multiple business units throughout the Freeman enterprise; help identify and streamline “best practices” for multi-state sales tax compliance; conduct taxability research on sales and purchase transactions including applicable exemptions and other special projects. This is a hands-on position that requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, communicate effectively and to work well with others. The ideal candidate will be solution driven and have multi-state sales/use tax.

  • Manages the compliance process to ensure that returns are filed and paid accurately and timely by reviewing and approving the sales/use tax and Canadian VAT returns, supporting work papers, and applicable payment request documentation.

  • Manages the archiving of all compliance documentation to ensure that complete files are available to support completion and resolution of audits and notices received.

  • Manages the tax rate update process to ensure that accurate and current sales/use and VAT rates are included in our systems and documentation.

  • Verifies, on a monthly basis, the accuracy of the sales/use tax and Canadian VAT general ledger account balances.

  • Provides guidance to internal and external customers by providing timely and accurate responses to taxability and exemption certificate validation requests.

  • Maintains current and accurate taxability matrices that are used throughout the Freeman enterprise.

  • Keeps current with sales/use tax and Canadian VAT laws, regulations, court decisions, proposed changes and other current tax issues pertinent to Freeman’s business.

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements or for tax savings and provide solutions to make those improvements or to realize the tax savings.

  • Coaches, trains and develops direct reports.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required

  • 7 or more years of progressive experience with multi-state sales/use tax compliance

  • Experience managing sales and use tax staff a plus

  • Multi-state tax audit experience

  • Strong working knowledge of tax systems (Vertex, RIA, etc. a plus)

  • Strong working knowledge of multi-state exemptions

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of accounting practices

  • Excellent analytical and research skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to work individually or as part of a team

  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and Word

  • Access, Pivot Tables, Formulas, and Macros a plus

  • SQL and other database applications a plus

  • SAP experience a plus

  • Strong commitment to providing superior customer service

Freeman is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status or any other protected status. Freeman will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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