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Sr. Tax Accountant

Company: Zenni Optical
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview: Zenni pioneered the online eyewear industry in 2003 with a mission to make prescription eyewear affordable and accessible to everyone. Based in Marin County, California, Zenni offers men, women, and children the freedom to express their personal style and individuality through high-quality prescription and protective eyewear curated with a sense of fashion and an incredible selection. With over 50 million frames sold worldwide, a pair of Zenni's is owned in every country across the globe. Zenni is proud to be the Official Eyewear Partner of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls, and San Francisco 49ers. For more information, visit or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.--- Position Overview: The Senior Tax Accountant applies a solid understanding of accounting principles to help improve Zenni's indirect tax compliance as well as international VAT/GST compliance. Works in the areas of indirect tax, intercompany transactions, and other related fields to support the Tax and Technical Accounting area. Processes and maintains accounting records, and prepares internal reports and external statutory filings. Communicates in a close-knit team environment. Collaborates and coordinates with team members and others to be highly productive and meet deadlines. Always establishes ownership of the job duties, including while working remotely. What we want you to own in this role:

  • Monthly EU IOSS filing through Avalara VAT or other systems
  • Prepare and file periodic statutory reports for multiple entities and authorities, including Use Tax, CAT, GST, 571-L
  • Assist with tax payment preparation, sales tax system updates, and maintenance
    • Monitor the AvaTax system and alert the team of any unusual transactions
    • Collaborate with other functional teams on system testing and new market expansion
    • Review sales and use tax exemption certificates for validity and enter customer exemption status into AvaTax in a timely fashion; track pending expirations and pursue updated certificates
    • Taxability review and audit defense, including working with IT on extracting reports, and analyzing any discovered variances, tax preparation, and filing
    • Transfer pricing-related activities and maintain relevant records
    • Monitor changes as they relate to our First Sale program; collaborate with shipping/customs to ensure FS compliance
    • Assist with FS annual review of internal procedures; update and maintain related documents or memorandums
    • Create and maintain various internal work papers, documentation, and internal memos and keep track of changes
    • Support Sr. Accounting Manager and other team members with ad hoc projects related to process improvement, technological advancements
    • Maintain accounting bookings and reconciliations for multiple small entities, update Excel tracking files
    • Prepare loan agreements and accrued interest schedule, update periodic bookings
      • Analyze general ledger activity and reconciliations for discrepancies, especially those impacting inter-company transactions, and bring them to the Accounting Manager's attention
      • Month-end scheduling as it relates to tax, inter-company, and transfer pricing and playing a supporting role in the close process
        • Prepare reconciliations, financial statements, and reports
        • Research reconciling items, and prepare journal entries to reflect various business transactions and the financial position of multiple entities
        • Work with other functional departments on new business initiatives
        • Proactively identify issues and assist in upgrading and optimizing accounting processes to shorten the close timeline
        • Monitor communications with multi-state tax authorities and alert manager of issues that need to be addressed
        • Interface between internal and external parties with a high level of discretion and confidentiality
        • Assist with the recovery of unclaimed property Minimum Requirements:
          • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field
          • 5 years' indirect tax work experience preferred with Big 4 accounting firms or tax authorities
          • Experience using tax software, such as NetSuite, AvaTax, QuickBooks desktop, and preferred
          • Advanced Excel skills are required
          • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
          • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
          • Strong communication, analytical, and writing skills, with an emphasis on efficiency and conciseness
          • Meticulous and thorough with excellent organizational skills.
          • Demonstrates integrity, accountability, and professionalism in all aspects of work.
          • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
          • Minimum 6+ years' payroll processing experience with 3+ years of supervisory experience, preferred experience with Rippling payroll.
          • Excellent customer service skills, both in writing and verbally.
          • Positive, strong work ethic, and a team player.
          • Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally to a wide range of audiences.
          • Strong ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment.
          • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel. #LI-EW Benefits Your choice of PC or Mac hardware and accessories Excellent health benefits that the company pays for and a 401k with company match Annual employee eyeglasses stipend Interesting projects with opportunities for growth and professional development in a financially stable, successful, growing Company

Keywords: Zenni Optical, San Francisco , Sr. Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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