• Zeus Industrial Products
  • Somerville , NJ
  • Accounting
  • Full-Time
  • 138 Readington Rd

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Position Title: Sales and Use Tax Manager

Department: Finance

Reports To: Director of Finance

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Summary:

This position requires a thorough understanding of sales and use tax. Demonstrated experience in process and systems enhancements, staff leadership, and change management are required. Primary responsibilities include sales and use tax registration and rollout for any new filing requirements, collection and maintenance of sales tax exemption forms, timely preparation of returns and remittance of tax and research of all sales and use tax regulation issues. The Sales and Use Tax Manager is responsible for assuring customers are taxed properly and use tax is appropriately assessed. The Sales and Use Tax Manager is expected to review current procedures and systems, suggest improvements for efficiencies, and subsequently implement approved projects. Knowledge of Vertex is a plus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compliance with Superior Court ruling regarding Wayfair vs South Dakota.
  • Sales and use tax registration.
  • Manage the collection of customer tax exemptions and exceptions in sales tax software, Vertex.
  • Maintain Vertex (exemption certificates, filing requirements, etc.)
  • Provide vendors with properly executed exemption certificates, where applicable.
  • File returns generated from Vertex and remit payment.
  • Determine proper self-assessment for purchases New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Perform state specific sales and use tax research.
  • Prepare responses to notices from taxing authorities.
  • Assist with state sales and use tax audits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough understanding of sales and use tax.
  • Familiarity with Vertex or other sales and use tax software required.
  • Familiarity with Oracle (R-12 a plus) or another company-wide ERP system preferred.
  • Detail oriented; excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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