Tax Analyst A12-2036


Job Type:

Contract – 6 months



Houston, TX


The Tax Analyst (Sales and Use Tax) is the finance professional responsible for the preparation and completion of sales and use tax returns. This involves the preparation of tax work papers and preparation of sales and use tax returns using tax software. Additional responsibilities include reconciliations for general ledger sales and use tax accounts, involvement in tax audits and various research projects.

This position reports to the State & Local Tax Supervisor. Experience & Qualifications Required:

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
• CPA / CMI preferred
• A minimum of 5+ years of professional sales and use tax experience
• Oil & gas industry experience
• Proven knowledge of sales and use tax compliance
• Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office
• Proven attention to detail and ability to stay focused and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or in a team
• Strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills
• Ability to interface with all departments, willingness to make suggestions for system improvement and efficiency
• Proven ability to research complex tax technical issues and present findings
• Superior interpersonal skills to handle various customer and stakeholder groups

Sales and Use Tax Compliance and Oversight
• Prepare and complete monthly submission of all sales and use tax returns
• Review assigned general ledger accounts and reconciliations on a monthly basis, ensuring accurate coding of all sales and use tax areas
• Accumulate, analyze and process financial accounting data in order to prepare sales and use tax returns
• Ensure timely payment of all sales and use taxes payments
• Communicate with customers and vendors in conjunction with their tax status and exemption certificate updates
• Facilitate the embedding of standard finance processes/systems as they relate to sales and use tax
• Assist with ad hoc query resolution regarding sales and use tax as appropriate
• Assist with gathering data and preparing documentation for sales and use tax audits
• Proactively assist other BU's with planning and budgeting for sales and use tax implications
• Assist with process improvement and internal control implementation
• Assist with sales and use tax system integration, design, and maintenance
• Involvement in special projects
• Assist other State tax functions as needed
• Perform other duties as directed by Tax Compliance supervisor