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Tax Analyst, Assoc
Ref No.: 18-03713
Location: Juno Beach, Florida
Start Date / End Date: 06/04/2018 to 12/31/2018
Description:
Under direct supervision, responsible for assisting in the maintenance of tax records and the preparation of all or specifically assigned tax returns, corporate income tax returns, separate company corporate income tax and partnership tax returns and related reports. Assists in conducting financial and economic analyses, developing and preparing the organization’s financial plans and budgets. This position will also support in the administration of federal and/or state income tax audits and assist in researching inquiries from government agencies regarding filings, compliance, and other claims. The Associate Tax Analyst requires less than 3 years of experience in Tax. A Bachelor's degree is required; preferred degree in Tax, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or related. CPA is preferred.
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If Per Diem is available, please indicate the maximum amount:
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Hours per Day 8
Hours per Week 40
Total Hours 1,208.00
Essential Responsibilities:
The Sales and Use Tax Analyst will be responsible for handling all aspects of NextEra's State and Local Indirect Tax by providing accurate, timely preparation of returns for multiple legal entities, audit, planning, tax research, registrations, account reconciliations, exemption certificate management and tax software support for the company's US & Canadian based operations.

Compliance
  • Prepare monthly US sales and use tax, excise tax, gross receipts, GST/HST, VAT returns other indirect tax returns for relevant state and local jurisdictions.
  • Utilize knowledge of transaction taxability to effectively analyze company purchases, research taxability and calculate and record appropriate use tax liabilities.
  • Submit payment requests in accordance with a tax calendar.
Account Reconciliation
  • Prepare timely and accurate tax liability account reconciliations to ensure balances are consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Research
  • Conduct tax research using tax research tools and state websites as assigned by Manager.
  • Monitor and assess changes to state and local tax legislation and rate changes and assess the impact on operations.
Audit Defense/Reverse Audit
  • Support sales and use tax audit defense and reverse audits by preparing audit submissions, work papers, payments and memorandums as assigned.
  • Performing data analysis and supporting reverse audit projects
  • Assist in performing self-audits of projects and incentive initiatives as needed.
Support Internal and External Customers
  • Provide transaction tax support for new construction, development and M&A transactions
  • Respond to requests for tax information by internal customers, external customers and taxing authorities
Notices & Exemption Certificates
  • Research and respond to tax authorities to resolve tax related notices and inquiries with minimal supervision
  • Negotiate with taxing authorities regarding tax assessment notices
  • Respond to resale & exemption certificate requests and maintain resale certificates received from customers.
Procedures Document & Process Improvement
  • Continuously identify, develop, and recommend tax compliance process improvements. Implement process improvement strategies approved by Tax Manager.
Tax Calendar & Registration
  • Complete indirect tax registrations as needed, submit and track license renewals.
  • Maintain indirect tax calendar. Maintain schedule of indirect tax payments.
  • Keep accurate tax rate schedules for all assigned properties and timely notify business units of any changes.
Indirect Tax Systems/Sabrix
  • Assist with the maintenance of the tax determination software by conducting tests, performing updates, identifying issues and providing recommendations. Upon approval of recommendation, support the configuration and testing of changes.
Special Projects
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.
  • Providing support with respect to the testing and validation of key controls in accordance with SOX requirements.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience in the area of sales and use tax research, audit defense, and technical transaction tax experience, in either a consulting firm environment, government, corporate environment, or a combination of each.

Familiarity with RIA, CCH, SAP, Sabrix/Vertex/Taxware, MS Office software, including strong Excel computation skills, and the ability to understand tax software workflow and learn applicable software applications used in the tax department is required.