When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

We are committed to providing the highest levels of compliance and you will support our efforts by ensuring the accurate and timely filing of state and local tax returns for our regulated and non-regulated companies. You will also perform a variety of other activities including data analysis, journal entries, account reconciliations, issue resolution, and more. Your work will have a direct impact on our reported financial results and ensure compliance with internal controls and external legislation.

  • Preparing and filing state and local tax returns in accordance with all laws and regulations.
  • Mitigating liabilities, and preparing and balancing local Gross Receipts Tax.
  • Analyzing financial data and working across finance functions to resolve payment issues.
  • Assisting leaders with research and audits requiring efficient and detailed analysis.
  • Responding timely to all requests for data and assessments to minimize potential penalties.
  • Complying with new legislative changes as issued by state and local taxing authorities.

Addtional responsibilities:

  • Work on and manage projects that include implementation of cost savings strategies and process improvements to enhance the compliance process.
  • Work with the accounting aspect of the Regulatory function, including assistance with preparation of account reconciliations, review of accrual journal entries and understanding and monitoring the surcharges and expenses related to this tax type.
  • Prepare payments and manage the liabilities and expenses related to the tax returns; work with AP, Treasury and various in-house payment systems.
  • Ensuring adherence to all SOX controls.
  • Assist with all Regulatory related audits, as needed.
  • Conduct research as needed, including the tax impact to all Regulatory filings with the addition of any new products and services.
  • Focus on identifying process improvements and streamlining existing procedures.

What we’re looking for...

You are a whiz with numbers and enjoy digging into details to identify root causes. Communicating complex details in a way everyone understands comes naturally to you. You know how to present your ideas with clarity and confidence, and the fact that you can have a real impact on our business is highly motivating to you.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • State and local tax compliance experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • CPA or Master’s degree in Tax.
  • Experience with large automated systems (i.e., billing, general ledger, and accounts payable).
  • Automated tax systems experience including Vertex and/or Taxware.
  • SAP, PeopleSoft, or other major accounting system experience.
  • Tax research and audit experience.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience with the data requirements needed for the preparation and filing of tax returns (ie:knowledge of billing systems, etc)
  • Working knowledge of artificial intelligence or digital transformation tools (ie: “BOTS”) technical skills.
  • Experience handling audits and replying to State and Local Auditor IDR’s.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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