Sr. Tax Accountant
Company: Zenni Optical
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 28, 2023
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 www.zenni.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.---
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
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 bill.com 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.
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
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