The Sales Tax Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the preparation and filing of sales tax returns, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal sales tax regulations. The ideal candidate should have a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and a solid understanding of sales tax laws and regulations.
Duties of the Sales Tax Assistant
Maintain organized and up-to-date records of sales transactions and related documents.
Reconcile sales data, invoices, and receipts to ensure accuracy in sales tax reporting.
Prepare and maintain exemption certificates for tax-exempt customers.
Collaborate with internal teams, such as sales and finance, to resolve sales tax-related issues.
Respond to inquiries from tax authorities and assist in sales tax audits.
Provide support and guidance to colleagues on sales tax-related matters.
Identify process inefficiencies and propose improvements to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of sales tax compliance.
Stay updated on sales tax automation tools and technologies to streamline processes.
Qualifications of the Sales Tax Assistant
3-5 years of previous experience in sales tax compliance or a related field required.
Familiarity with sales tax laws and regulations, especially in the relevant jurisdiction(s).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
Proficiency in using accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.