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Sales Tax Accountants make sure that businesses pay the right amount of sales tax to the government. Typical duties listed on a Sales Tax Accountant resume are checking sales records, reconciling sales with the right tax rate, implementing tax accounting policies, filing the company’s taxes, and updating their knowledge on tax rates. A well-written resume sample for this position highlights the following assets: sales tax expertise, accounting knowledge, good numeracy skills, integrity, accuracy, and organizational skills. Eligible candidates hold a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance.

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Sales Tax Accountant

Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.

  • Thoroughly reviewed financial statements and tax audits to correct any discrepancies.
  • Revised and streamlined inefficient work procedures with automation software.
  • Prepared an average of 200 tax returns in 45 states within all cities and counties.
  • Processed annual federal, state and local tax returns for corporate and all 16 branches.
  • Reviewed all tax returns prepared by junior accountants before processing.
  • Implemented and streamlined a new process to file all tax returns electronically from manual process for all 45 states, cities, and counties.
  • Reconciled to the GL for month-end and year-end close.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Management
MA
Business
2

Sales Tax Accountant

Efficiently managed sales, use and other excise tax as well as business licenses for over 250 locations and 500+ monthly returns in multiple states.

  • Timely corresponded with state and local tax regulators to resolve variances and other issues.
  • Analyzed and streamlined accounting processes with creation of new Excel spreadsheets
  • Assisted with disbursements, corporate tax, auditing, and general ledger accounting, and additional departmental projects as needed.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Accounting And Finance
3

Cash Management and Sales Tax Accountant

Posted and reconciled all cash deposits received from over 300 business locations on a daily basis into AS400 operating software

  • Researched and resolved any discrepancies in cash deposits and bank statements
  • Performed multiple detailed bank reconciliations and month-end adjusting journal entries
  • Prepared monthly sales and use tax filing for multiple states and ensure entries for accruals are accurate and payments are made are timely
  • Coordinated system updates for sales tax rate changes, law changes, and new taxing jurisdictions.
  • Assisted with year-end and sales tax audits
  • Coordinated with Wells Fargo and Operations to setup merchant account for credit card processing
  • Provided unit managers with credit card terminal support including programming, replacements and settlement issues
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
4

Sales Tax Accountant

Accrued, remit and filed sales tax, cigarette tax, excise tax, motor fuel sales tax and business license taxes

  • Prepared reconciliations for up to 10 tax accounts, researched and posted corrective entries to general ledger
  • Applied and renewed business licenses, sales tax licenses, and various other excise tax licenses
  • Worked with states to resolve tax discrepancies and delinquent notices
  • Informed and explained departments of relevant regulation and rate changes
  • Filed for sales, excise and motor fuel tax refunds, and initiated tax refunds to resale members
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
Accounting
AS
Computer Science
5

Sales Tax Accountant II / EDI Analyst/ Master Data Coordinator

Process and pay monthly sales and use tax returns for multiple US states, combining data from three different ERP systems.

  • Developed and maintained an MS Access database for company-wide fixed assets, which calculated any non-accrued sales and use tax.
  • Assist with multiple state contractor sales and use tax exemption certificate validations and system uploads of verified exemption certificates.
  • Analyzed weekly EDI transmissions of incoming invoices from 80-140 suppliers.
  • Managed inventory SKU's/item number updates and new additions, through the Service Now Help Desk customer support application.
  • Processed weekly inventory costing and pricing updates.
  • Created Excel and Access trending analysis reports.
  • Assisted with vendor record set-up and maintenance.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAS
Computerized Office Applications
Information Management Sciences
Business And Finance
6

Sales Tax Accountant

Prepared monthly sales tax for over 30 states.

  • Worked with state officials to correct a human error that resulted in millions of tax dollars lost.
  • Corrected various errors and discrepancies on sales tax and other customer billings.
  • Resolved delinquent account balances with state officials and local businesses.
  • Provided monthly status reports for senior management.
  • Implemented best practices of filing the increased sales tax refund.
  • Participated in all phases of the research process (data collection, data analysis, data input, etc.).
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
Medical Terminology
7

Sales Tax Accountant

Managed Sales Tax/Bed Tax/Tourism Tax Returns for 18 properties in multiple cities.

  • Audited tax information received from sales property controllers.
  • Assisted in researching and implementing sales tax procedures for newly acquired hotels.
  • Managed petty cash fund of $1,500.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Accounting
8

Sales Tax Accountant

Assessed the validity of sales tax exemption certificates, verified sales tax rates in numerous locations, and analyzed rate discrepancies

  • Used Excel daily to work on spreadsheets and create reports, tables, v-lookups, and formulas
  • Co-led a project in order to retroactively change sales tax rates that were calculated in error, as far back as 2009
  • Gathered documentation for various state sales tax audits
  • Researched laws and policies on exemptions in over 30 states and processed sales tax claims
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MS
Accounting
9

Commission and Retail Sales Tax Accountant

COIN Dealership Systems developed computer hardware and software for automobile dealerships.

  • Implemented and monitored commission plan for sixty-five national sales representatives.
  • Reconciled customer accounts for payments on commission sales.
  • Filed monthly state sales tax returns.
  • Generated monthly revenue and sales tax reports.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
10

Sales Tax Accountant

Prepared sales tax returns for various tax authorities totaling more than $1 million on a monthly basis

  • Examined accounts, records, and taxes according to the laws and regulations for state and local jurisdictions
  • Conducted tax research to update tax matrices to reflect current rates
  • Assisted with monthly reconciliations and analysis of accounts
  • Communicated with states to resolve correspondence issues
  • Assisted with Ad hoc tax projects/audits
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Finance
MA
Business Administration

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