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Sr. Tax Accountant Job

DATE: May 7, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87176 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Job Title:  Senior Tax Accountant
Reports to:  Director – Indirect Taxes
Purpose:  Act as hands-on expert, interacting and collaborating with business partners in various departments, while working on key initiatives directly with Senior Tax Manager.  This job contributes to DSW’s success by preparing intermediate level and some complex returns while reviewing other basic returns.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with tax research, special projects, and tax audits to ensure compliance with tax laws and to minimize overall tax liabilities.   

Core Accountabilities:

  • Prepares, and assists with preparation of intermediate level tax returns and supporting schedules, some complex returns. Assists with automation of tax preparation and collection of data.
  • Reviews sales and use tax returns which are prepared by Tax Accountant.
  • Coordinate sales and use tax audits which include data gathering and analysis for most favorable settlement for DSW.
  • Analyzes tax audit and notice correspondence, prepares responses to the governments, assists Senior Tax Manager with more complex strategies and responses.
  • Assists with tax planning, researching tax issues.  Writes intermediate level memos, assists Senior Tax Manager with more complex memos/documentation.
  • Communicates with internal partners and tax authorities regarding tax issues and requirements.
  • Supports implementation of tax related projects. Prepares recurring tax-related journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Reviews calculations, schedules, reconciliations which are prepared by Tax Accountant.
  • Challenge status quo and make recommendations for process improvements.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Intermediate level understanding of state and local sales & use tax, property tax and unclaimed funds
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Organizational and deadline-management skills


Education/Experience Required:

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, or related area (CPA a plus)
  • Tax return preparation experience, either in a company or in public accounting
  • 3-5 years corporate tax experience
  • Knowledge of tax return preparation software (Vertex a plus)
  • Tax research and analytical skills

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


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