Sr. Tax Accountant
Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN) is a regional telecommunications company successfully providing a broad range of telecommunication solutions for over 110 years. Shentel is committed to enriching the lives of the customers we serve with the highest quality telecommunication services by making major investments in technology, using innovative thinking and delivering high quality local customer service that makes using technology easy. It is our vision to provide rural communities with access to the same level of telecommunications services as those found anywhere else in the US. With operations in multiple states, we provide our customers with wireline and wireless telephone, Cable TV, and Internet. In addition, Shentel is proud to be an affiliate of Sprint. We own and operate the more than 1000 towers that comprise our wireless network and employ the teams who work in our 48 Sprint stores, provide customer service, and operate the wireless network. We are looking for dedicated people with professional attitudes who take pride in providing superior customer service, closing sales and driving the success of all of the facets of our business. We’re Shentel. Always connected to you. Shentel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
This position will assist the Manager, Income & Transaction Tax, in the day-to-day work for federal, state and local income and transaction tax reporting and the related tax accounting. Duties will include providing support for outside tax advisors in the preparation of federal, state and local income and transaction tax provisions and compliance. Gather data, prepare analyses, coordinate with tax advisors, research issues, review quarterly income tax provision work papers, generate tax-related journal entries, reconcile tax accounts and prepare/review monthly, quarterly and annual income and transaction tax compliance. Research tax questions and issues and recommend appropriate tax positions and elections. In addition, this position will be responsible for the conversion of the fixed asset tax depreciation data to the new fixed asset software system and subsequent coding and maintenance of tax depreciation methodologies, calculations and forecasts. Other duties are expected to include benefit plan reporting and assisting with documenting the Tax Department’s processes, procedures and control matrix under SOX 404 and subsequent audit activity.
a. Education: Four year degree in Accounting required.
b. Experience: Five plus years of income and transaction tax accounting and compliance experience required.
c. Skills Summary: Must be able to understand complex, technical and analytical writing. Must have ability to interpret and communicate complex tax and tax-related accounting issues.
d. Licenses or Certifications: CPA or equivalent tax qualification strongly desired.
e. Special Requirements: Ability to multi-task and support a growing Company and interface across multiple disciplines.
a. Experience with accounting tools including G/L systems, spreadsheets, databases and Microsoft Office.
b. Experience with tax research, compliance, provision and fixed asset software systems desirable.
c. Experience researching complex tax and accounting regulations.