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Contract Sales and Use Tax Accountant in Houston, Texas at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

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Job Description

Accounting Now has partnered with an Engineering company in the Northwest area of Houston, TX that is hiring for a Sales Tax Accountant. This is a great opportunity for someone with at least 3 years of experience within Sales tax to join a division that is a cohesive, well-tenured, cooperative environment with great work/life balance. Annual Base Salary for this position is $70,00-$80,000 Depending on Experience.

Position: Sales and Use Tax Accountant Job
Salary Range: $70 - 80K Annually Depending on Experience
Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: 77041
Work Schedule: M-F 8 am - 5 PM

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all sales/use tax returns are timely and correctly filed with the taxing authorities along with applicable sales/use tax remittance
  • Ensure all tax filings are scanned and properly saved to the designated network location
  • Maintain a log of tax payment confirmations
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for assigned general ledger sales tax payable accounts
  • Prepare tax exemption certificates and maintain an exemption certificate log
  • Respond to notices from the taxing authorities and maintain a notice log
  • Timely reconcile sales journal reports to general ledger accounts for proper reporting of gross sales on sales/use tax returns for said companies
  • Timely communicate critical sales and use tax matters to the sales/use tax team
  • Responsibilities with other tax divisions as well as additional administrative duties as required.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, etc.)
  • Able to use computer-based accounting, tax, and research systems


  • Sales/Use Tax experience is required - at least 3 years
  • 3-5 years of experience in tax/finance/accounting/legal or related fields
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field is not required but is a plus
  • Excel Pro
  • Knowledge of Vertex software
  • Must be able to work with the sales/use tax team in implementing improved work processes for the tax department

Salary Range: $70-80K Annually Depending on Experience