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Senior Tax Accountant in Austin, Texas, US at EZCORP

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Career Snapshot

Career Description

Responsible for preparing and completing federal, state and local tax returns for EZCORP, Inc. and Subsidiaries. Responsible for meeting all tax filing deadlines with accuracy and completeness to minimize tax obligations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Preparation of all federal, state and local tax returns
  • Preparation of domestic tax provision computations
  • Assist with all sales & use tax and state income tax audits
  • Support field compliance with tax regulations
  • Perform research related to federal, state and local tax issues

Critical and Essential Tasks

  • Preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns
  • Coordinate sales and use tax reporting with outside consultants
  • Preparation of and filing of all estimated tax payments
  • Post tax related Journal Entries as part of the close process
  • Preparation of domestic tax provision computations
  • Reconciliation of sales and use tax accounts and federal tax receivable/payable accounts
  • Maintenance of tax calendar and due dates
  • Prepare Canadian GST/HST returns
  • Manage sales and use tax licenses including new store applications and renewals
  • Maintain sales and use tax rates and report changes to operations
  • Research tax statutes and effectively communicate findings
  • Gather information for the preparation of foreign income tax returns by external accounting firms
  • Complete special projects as needed

Career Requirements

Experience

1-3 years of related experience in Big 4 or Regional accounting firm or corporate department industries

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Tax from a four-year college or university Master’s degree in Business or Accounting with specialty in tax preferred CPA or CPA candidate preferred

Job-Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with tax laws and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in GAAP related tax issues, such as ASC 740 accounting, FIN 48 uncertain tax positions, and stock compensation deductibility
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and accuracy in work; and time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various tax software packages such as ProSystem Tax/Corptax (or equivalent) and Microsoft Office with proficiency in EXCEL

Service Orientation

This is an area of importance due to the Company’s culture of providing the highest level of service to our customers. People who are successful in this position will be good listeners, self-starters and sensitive to an environment where the business units are responsible to customers.

Leadership

This is a position that manages a critical area. Interpersonal relationships building and “results orientation” will ensure success in this position. Additionally, communication skills will be used to interpret technical accounting information to all levels of Team Members within the Company in a positive and motivational manner.

Analytical Skills

A key component of this position is implementing tax savings ideas. This position will need to have keen analytical skills that will allow him/her to look at alternatives and identify discrepancies and irregularities, and determine then best solution to correcting the situation, as well as looking for creative solutions.

Planning

In order to be effective in this position, the Team Member must be able to find creative and innovative ways to better handle day-to-day and special situations by carefully planning for possible eventualities. The successful Tax Senior will set goals, timetables and meet deadlines as a normal part of their everyday business.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and climb or balance. The Team Member must occasionally lift and/or move heavy equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Team Member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes working with moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud as in and around computer room equipment.

 

EZCORP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.