Senior Tax Accountant- Sales and Use Tax

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** **Non-Income Tax Accountant, Senior** The Nordstrom Tax Team is looking for a Sales and Use Tax Senior Accountant wh

**Job Description**

**Non-Income Tax Accountant, Senior**

The Nordstrom Tax Team is looking for a Sales and Use Tax Senior Accountant who is flexible and curious and enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently in support of Nordstrom’s ultimate mission of being Customer Obsessed. We are looking for someone who is positive and enthusiastic and has an ability to multitask, work well under pressure, and can prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. This role will report directly to the Senior Manager of Transaction Tax and indirectly to the Senior Manager of Property Tax.


+ Support outsourced business personal property tax and sales, use, VAT tax compliance processes including providing information timely, preparing payments for approval, and supporting information requirements for appeals and audits.

+ Support the Company’s business license process, as needed.

+ Support the real estate tax payment process for Nordstrom’s portfolio of U.S. and Canadian real estate ensuring timely payments and correspondence with both internal and external personnel, including Accounting and Finance, Corporate Real Estate, and property landlords.

+ Provide timely information for payment forecasting.

+ Prepare journal entries and reconciliations to support monthly general ledger close processes related to non-income tax functions.

+ Support various state and local tax audits (both sales/use and property tax), as needed.

+ Support tax operational projects and tasks including proper taxation of customers, supporting customer inquiries, and working with various internal teams for systems updates, upgrades, and testing, as needed.

+ Keep abreast of and provide research and analysis for tax law developments in the retail and restaurant industries, including communicating results and potential action items effectively to management and business stakeholders.

+ Engage in identifying and maintaining process improvements and technology supporting the transaction tax function, including engaging with various forms of automation.

+ Actively engage with a broader group of non-tax personnel within the company, including IT, Treasury, and Store Design.

**Required Education and Technical Skills:**

+ 3-5 years of broad sales/use and/or property tax experience in a multi-state environment required, experience with Canada a plus

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent preferred (CPA or advanced tax degree a plus)

+ Experience utilizing tax software and research sites, accounting systems and advanced excel skills (including but not limited to Vertex, Oracle, and CCH)

+ Ability to integrate and sustain technology to support processes

+ Sound technical research skills with an ability to evaluate and communicate the implications of technical issues in verbal and written form required

+ A desire to perform beyond what is familiar, seek out new experiences, and be flexible and curious with an ability to apply on the job learning to new situations

+ Analytical and detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills

+ Ability to plan, organize, and complete work timely with minimal supervision

+ Ability to creatively collaborate and find solutions to tax and business issues.

+ Positive and enthusiastic attitude with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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