Harris Computer Systems

Sales Tax and Compliance Officer

CA-ON-Ottawa
1 week ago
Job ID
2017-3948
Company
Corporate
Category
Accounting/Finance
Supervisory Role
No

Position Overview

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Corporate is seeking a Sales Tax and Compliance Officer to work closely with fellow Sales Tax Officers and the Manager, Sales Tax and Compliance in providing sales tax and analysis for the N. Harris Group of companies.

Primary Functions

  • Accurate and timely completion of required sales and use or commodity tax returns.
  • Research and analyze complex sales and use tax issues. This may include accurate and timely updating of commodity codes within ERP to ensure proper application of tax on billings.  Must be able to effectively communicate these findings, both orally and in writing, to various financial and non-financial personnel within the company.
  • Properly code and maintain customer tax-exempt status in system including obtaining, imaging and storing sales tax certificates.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers concerning exemption certificates including corrections for incomplete or incorrect certificates and expired certificates.
  • Approve and process tax credits and tax billing invoices within authority levels.
  • Participates in third party compliance initiatives.  This may include procuring necessary detailed information, managing the audit process, discussions with auditors, preparation of requested schedules, formation of dispute work papers and support, post-audit documentation and communicating with various Harris personnel.
  • Escalates prevalent issues to leadership as needed.
  • Proactively establish and maintain internal controls to minimize compliance or audit issues.
  • Verify data integrity and compliance through consistent monitoring and auditing.
  • Monitor state and local sales and use tax developments, including understanding how these developments affect the company’s operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast paced, high demand environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated customer focused behavior such as building positive relationships.
  • Understands customers’ needs, both internal and external.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills with the ability to make recommendations based on investigation and judgment as well as ability to discern when to escalate issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, ability to adjust communication based on customer situation.
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time.
  • A positive approach and willingness to learn coupled with the ability to work in a team environment.

Company Overview

Harris is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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