Sr Tax Accountant II-Transaction Tax Compliance

U.S. Cellular Chicago, IL
Sr Tax Accountant II-Transaction Tax Compliance - ACC000339

Join US Cellular's accounting and finance team and accept the challenge to grow, contribute and impact the customer experience for millions of wireless customers across the U.S. We are an ambitious, fast-paced team responsible for accounting and operational functions at U.S. Cellular, a technology-based, publicly-traded company on the NYSE.

Responsible for complex activities relating to transaction taxes and the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. This position is responsible for continually monitoring the financial control processes and ensuring that tax and accounting transactions are executed in accordance with tax laws and established standards of internal control.

* Responsible for accurate, complete month-end financial statement close that conforms to accounting and procedural standards including use tax calculation, journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliations and analytics

* Closely works with third party property tax out-sourcinging vendor to ensure property tax returns and payments are made timely and accurately

* Responsible for property tax budgeting process

* Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications

* Serves as subject matter resource to internal business partners regarding tax related matters

* Ensures that proper internal controls over the tax compliance process are in place and are tested on a routine basis

* Uses experience and technical expertise to improve and streamline analysis, reporting and compliance processes

* Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced associates

* Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable SOX controls

Education/Experience

* 5+ years' experience in finance or accounting required

* Bachelor's degree required. Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business strongly desired

* Experience with transactional taxes required

Skills

* Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word)

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to communicate with all levels of management and associates

* Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and planning skills and ability to meet highly detailed reporting requirements

* Ability to balance assigned tasks, impromptu inquiries, and projects and efficiently utilize time

* Experience with SAP and Vertexis a plus

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements

* Normal office working environment

* Cyclical, sometimes unplanned, overtime required

* Light travel

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Job : Accounting

Location(s) : Illinois-CHICAGO_IL

U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.