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Sales and Use Tax Consultant – Audit Representation

Position Summary

Location(s): Austin, Texas; Dallas-Fort Worth (McKinney), Texas; Houston, Texas

Department: Audit Service Delivery

Reports To: President / COO

FLSA Status: Full-time/Exempt

Supervises: No

 

About Streamline Tax Solutions

Streamline Tax Solutions is the nation’s leading tax services firm specializing in Texas Sales and Use Tax. We provide a wide-range of state and local tax consulting and advisory services. We specialize in Audit Reduction Strategies, Audit Defense and Representation and Managed Audits for businesses of all sizes. At the core of our business is one principle driving all engagements: the client should keep more of their money.

Our mission is to exceed expectations and always do the right thing for our employees and our clients. We passionately advocate for each client in all areas of taxation and ensure the fair application of tax laws, regulations and policies. Our knowledge, experience and processes are unsurpassed in the industry, which is why we can offer our clients the lowest total end-cost equation.

 

Position Overview

As a Sales and Use Tax Consultant, you will work as a trusted advisor with clients who are being audited by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Your work will include gathering and reviewing documentation, researching issues, completing detailed calculations and preparing and organizing documentation for review by the taxing authority. Our clients can breathe easy, knowing you are part of the most experienced Texas tax audit consulting team in the industry. Our passionate commitment to exemplary service is matched only by our expansive knowledge and expertise in sales tax law. If you love numbers, solving complex problems and helping others, you’re perfect for our team!

 

Responsibilities and Capabilities (Proficiencies)

Key responsibilities and capabilities could include but are not limited to,

  • Prepare the client with a pre-audit that assists them with gathering the appropriate documentation, assessing their situation and advising of exposure and educating the client on changes they need to make going forward
  • Work with the auditor to assist them in understanding the business and the applicable tax laws
  • Work with the client to provide additional documentation as needed throughout the audit
  • Liaison with the auditor to alleviate the client’s stress associated with working with auditors
  • Proactively and effectively represent the client in their audit
  • Advocate for the client’s rights and the appropriate application of tax law
  • Ensure the auditor follows proper procedures and policy
  • Negotiate payment plans and penalty and interest waivers
  • Review documentation and research issues
  • Work with raw data to complete calculations
  • Draft filings, such as petitions for redetermination, refund claims, and various other administrative replies
  • Handle and draft responses to notices and communications from tax authorities
  • Respond to client or prospective client inquiries regarding sales tax obligations
  • Research applicable tax law to support client’s position on issues

 

Required Performance Factors (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Professionalism and Ethics

  • Promotes and applies professional ethics
  • Committed to integrity in principle and practice, internally and externally
  • Committed to building a consultative relationship with clients as an advocate for their business
  • Ability to work responsibly and independently in a remote or virtual capacity
  • Ability to perform professionally in the business environment irrespective of organizational factors or conflicts
  • Ability to develop a quick understanding of the client’s business challenges and opportunities
  • Skill in critical analysis of poorly defined problems
  • Skill in maintaining strong organization of client data and project work assets
  • Ability to handle a variety of projects and responsibilities with limited supervision

 

Sales Tax Audit Practice

  • Knowledge of how to develop, deploy and manage a sales tax audit engagement
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of sales tax auditing
  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements of Texas state sales tax calculation and remittance
  • Ability to independently interpret and apply knowledge of sales tax laws and regulations
  • Ability to analyze and understand governmental regulations and their practical impact
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable governance, risk, and control appropriate to the organization
  • Knowledge of sales tax fraud practices and strategies
  • Knowledge of recent changes to industry, regulatory and professional standards
  • Ability to research tax laws and manage tax planning projects to minimize clients’ tax liability and ensure compliance
  • Skill in maintaining client confidentiality 24/7

Technology

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and/or other accounting software
  • Ability to independently use applicable technology to perform the auditing/accounting function
  • Skill in utilizing tax research methods, research resources and web-based tax research search engines
  • Skill in utilizing MS Excel including ability to create and manipulate data in spreadsheets, create pivot tables, V-lookups and perform complex calculations
  • Skill in utilizing MS Word to draft professional reports, client communication, letters, etc.
  • Skill in utilizing MS Outlook email, calendaring and task management functions
  • Skill in utilizing MS Windows to create file folders, sub-folders, search for documents, etc.
  • Skill in utilizing the Internet for research, i.e. browser navigation, Google Advanced Search functions, etc.
  • Skill in utilizing a PC and laptop including ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic operating issues

 

Other Required Performance Factors

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work independently to achieve results
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and commitment to integrity and honesty
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and demonstrate strong professionalism
  • Professional demeanor, presence, behavior, etiquette and attire are required
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish verbal and written fluency is a plus

 

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting from an accredited university required
  • Master’s degree in Accounting from an accredited university preferred
  • CPA preferred

 

Required Experience

  • One to three years of audit- or tax-related experience required
  • One to three years general accounting experience with tax reporting experience
  • One to three years experience dealing with tax audit processes and government auditors preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Other accounting and auditing experience is desirable

 

Physical, Travel and Other Requirements

  • The ideal candidate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must have transportation to and from work locations throughout the assigned region and Dallas as requested without notice to participate in internal and external client meetings, training sessions, client lunches, etc. as requested
  • Must be able to travel irregularly up to up to 30% of the time, including travel to client locations and professional networking events (local, state, and national) is required, including ability to travel and work weekends as needed
  • Must maintain a valid Texas driver’s license and have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass annual background checks and submit to random drug testing

 

If you are a sales tax professional and interested in a challenging career with a growing firm committed to making a difference, please send us your resume so we can explore possible professional opportunities.

 

Please send your resume to: jobs@streamlinetax.com.