ACCOUNTANT SR TAX SALES & USE TAX

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Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33401

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off, employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.

Job Summary

In addition, to gainfully participating in a high-performance team, the S&U Tax Accountant is responsible for ensuring that Cemex US Sales Tax Team provides our customers, external vendors, and government agencies with superior service and maintaining compliance with State and local tax laws.  Managing sales and use tax audits in a multi-state environment with an emphasis on minimizing tax burden.  Working in collaboration with cross-functional teams. In addition, assist business operations with implementation of processes to mitigate tax liabilities.  Constantly challenging the status quo by analyzing and continually improving current processes to gain efficiencies, to ensure quality outcomes and accurate results. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform multi-state audit defense for Sales & Use, Severance, Business Licenses and Fuel Taxes 
  • Complete multi-state state and local tax research projects
  • Lead or assist with multi-state and local tax due diligence analysis for M&A
  • Provide support with Tax Technology for SAP and Vertex (our tax software) to make certain proper taxation
  • Draft pertinent technical letters to appropriate state officials on tax interpretation
  • Apply for, secure, and implement special exemptions 
  • Engage in continuous improvements to enable efficient tax work processes
  • Author, plan, and execute training to internal customers 
  • Prepare reconciliation of related Sales and Use tax accounts
  • Stage and prepare tax data files for sales & use tax and any other statutory filings
  • Respond to internal questions on state and local tax issues
  • Timely resolve tax issues for external customers
  • Perform necessary work to guarantee we accomplish our goals of increased compliance 
  • Other tasks as needed to safeguard compliance with S&U Tax Laws

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in multi-state sales & use tax audit defense 
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Master's Degree and/or CPA is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer Literacy 
  • Windows Environment
  • Word Processing
  • Excel Spreadsheet
  • Vertex Software a plus
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Social/Interpersonal skills 
  • Oral & written communication
  • Positive Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Project management skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to develop and administer efficient work processes
  • Analytical approach to problem solving        
  • Knowledge of process control (How to measure, track analyze and initiate improvement)

Working Conditions

  • Capability to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to work with standard office/computer equipment
  • Capable of working remotely
  • Ability to participate in required overnight travel as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing and climbing to a significant degree 
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects 
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, to communicate with employees/visitors 

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.

Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

CEMEX offers both competitive pay and benefits. Benefits applicable to this position may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay, as well as a comprehensive wellness program to help keep employees and their families healthy and well. You can learn more about CEMEX Benefits by visiting the CEMEX USA Benefits and Well-Being page. (https://www.cemexusa.com/careers/life-at-cemex/benefits-well-being).

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, infomación genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami