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Tax Specialist - Domestic Indirect Tax (SUT) job in Houston

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Job Ref:  786631
Employer:  BHP Billiton
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United States
County/State:  Texas
City:  Houston
04/10/2016 21:05


The Tax Specialist (Sales and Use Tax or SUT) is a finance professional responsible for assisting on a wide variety of tax projects. This involves timely gathering of data, researching issues, analyzing information, and communicating results related to SUT audits, in addition to assisting with preparing of returns/payments, reviewing and reconciling assigned general ledger accounts, and special projects. This position reports to the US Indirect Tax Manager.


SUT Specialist
  • Accumulate, analyze and process financial accounting data in order to prepare SUT returns
  • Timely prepare and complete monthly submission of SUT returns
  • Review and reconcile assigned general ledger accounts on a monthly basis, ensuring accurate coding of all SUT areas
  • Assist with ad hoc query resolution regarding SUT, as appropriate
  • Identify, develop, and implement, process improvement opportunities
  • Assist with process improvement and internal control implementation/maintenance
  • Assist with SUT system maintenance
  • Gathering data and preparing documentation for SUT audits
  • Research tax issues and document positions related to SUT audits
  • Work with jurisdictional SUT auditors to provide required documentation
  • Communicate issues and status related to SUT audits
  • Involvement in special SUT projects
  • Assist other US Indirect Tax functions, as needed

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA / CMI preferred
  • A minimum of 5+ years of professional SUT experience
  • Oil & gas industry experience
  • Proven knowledge of SUT audits and compliance
  • Experience with SAP, Vertex and Microsoft Office
  • Proven attention to detail and ability to stay focused and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or in a team
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to interface with all departments, willingness to make suggestions for system improvement and efficiency
  • Proven ability to research complex SUT technical issues and present findings
  • Superior interpersonal skills to handle various customer and stakeholder groups

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