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Senior Tax Accountant II - Sales & Use

Company: US Cellular
Location: Chicago
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Tax Accountant II - Sales & Use - ACC000426

Responsible for ensuring the correct taxation of customer transactions by monitoring the billing system and providing technical tax guidance on new products and initiatives. This role works on audit defense, identifies and implements process and technology improvements. Act as a representative of the Tax department at critical multi-functional project meetings impacting tax considerations, system functionality and decision making, while investigating issues that require originality, ingenuity, and in-depth analysis!

  • Function as a team lead; training and mentoring less experienced associates; provide functional advice or training to less-experienced associates. Be a Tax team representative at critical cross-functional project meetings.
  • Apply analytical skills and professional judgment while analyzing and reviewing complex transactions. Manage state, local and regulatory audits including planning, negotiating, organizing and presenting data to auditors.
  • Research applicable sales, use and regulatory changes that impact the organization and prepare memos to document findings; communicate findings to internal business units (BUs) as needed. Collaborate with internal BUs by providing (tax) guidance on both new services and products. Respond to customer tax questions on billing and exemption matters.
  • Perform taxability review of specific types of purchases and provides guidance for the correct application of sales and use tax. Test our billing system to ensure the correct tax application on customer transactions. Support external and internal audit requests. Help to ensure team's compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements for assigned areas, ensuring that internal controls are designed appropriately and operating effectively!


Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or Business. Five (5) or more years in transaction tax, accounting or finance.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of management and associates. Proven technical tax research and understanding of current tax issues. Prior state and local tax and/or public accounting experience is helpful as well as prior experience in telecommunications/wireless industry is helpful.

Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word). Experience with SAP and Vertex products is preferred.

Demonstrated success to independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems. Ability to anticipate problems and develop said recommendations for management resolution. Ability to communicate issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

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.

Keywords: US Cellular, Chicago , Senior Tax Accountant II - Sales & Use, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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