Responsible for overall management of the Sales and Use Tax function reporting to Tax Director
Provide advice, guidance and support to business units
Structure Transactions / review contracts
Interpret and implement state and local tax laws and their application to the elevator industry
Communicate with the appropriate Schindler personnel on application of tax laws to various projects
Coordinate preparation and filing of sales/use tax returns and estimated prepayments with third-party vendor. Manage and oversee the business units’ sales, use and miscellaneous tax functions in accordance with corporate policy and in compliance with all state and local tax laws and regulation.
Reconciliation of Sales/Use accounts
Audit defense of Sales/Use returns
Keep Tax Director informed of all tax issues, potential liabilities and trends which may affect the profitability of business
Candidate must have the ability to research, interpret and apply sales and use tax laws, regulations, interpretations, court cases, etc. to various fact patterns
Candidate must be able to work independently and take initiative on special projects
Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Advanced degree a plus.
5+ years of sales and use tax experience in Elevator and/or Construction Industry required, Big 4 experience a plus.
The candidate must have strong accounting skills. Also required are strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with internal managers and peers as well as State auditors and tax consultants. The candidate must be able a self-starter and have the ability to work independently