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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:24 AM

Requisition Number: SS:11360
Area of Interest: Accounting : Audit
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full:time
Our Company
Founded in 1956, Williams:Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high:quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams:Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams:Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully:designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. Weve seen some big changes since our first brick:and:mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasnt changed is our passion for high:quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, were a multi:brand, multi:channel, global enterprise supported by state:of:the:art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing : and were always looking for new energy and ideas.
Position Summary
We are seeking a Tax Accountant to join our Tax Department. This position will report to Manager of Indirect Tax, and will be responsible for a wide range of tax related functions in the sales, use and other tax audits and compliance for U.S., Canada and international. This position will compile, extrapolate and analyze data in Excel, assist with audits, and assist with special projects and data requests.
Specific Responsibilities
* Audits
* Prepare and provide documentation to support sales and use, GST,VAT and other audits
* Manage relationship with internal, external and IT contacts for data files and information
* Engage and provide auditor with supporting documentation using various internal systems
* Reconcile data to trial balances and analyze differences
* Compile, extrapolate, analyze and evaluate audit exposure, provide recommendations
* Assist in tax planning and reserve activity
* Review, research, monitor and maintain store and various tax rates on a monthly basis
* Maintain tax codes
* Assist in review and research of invalid data transactions
* Review, research, document and maintain tax classification of products
* Prepare monthly use tax accrual, journal entry and supporting documentation
* Maintain SOX compliance deadlines and requirements, desktop procedures and key controls
* Assist in researching tax regulations and tax rules
* Other
* Monitor new upcoming store openings to identify and determine new filing requirements
* Coordinate and register other sales, use and excise taxes in all jurisdictions where required
* Provide support and respond to sales, use and other tax questions
* Determine validity and correct responses to tax documentation (W:9 and tax:exempt) requests
* Assist with critical clerical functions of the tax department (check requests, scanning, filing, opening mail, Power of Attorneys, etc)
* Assist with other tax related analysis, research and special projects
* Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting
* 1 : 2+ years of experience working in corporate tax or Finance department
* Prior experience in retail industry a plus
* Excellent computer skills
* Proficiency in Excel required
* Ability to understand and analyze data/information
* Basic knowledge of sales and use tax preparation, laws, use tax accrual, and research
* Experience conducting research, interpreting, and documenting resolutions
* High energy and highly motivated with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects in an efficient manner
* Work well under pressure, ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priori


• Location: San Francisco

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