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Tax Audit Analyst

Tax Audit Analyst

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Finance & Accounting
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Job Description

Tax Audit Analyst

Job Description:

The tax audit analyst position works with a high level of independence, confidentiality, and with a great degree of collegiality. This position is responsible for state and local indirect tax audit support with respect to sales tax, use tax, and regulatory fees (such as e-waste and tire fees).

Primary Duties may include:
  • Assist the Audit Manager and other Audit team members in providing requested information for any state or local tax authority Information Document Requests (IDR) on large audits.
  • Independently prepare audit work papers for small to medium size audits.
  • Maintain and analyze sensitive information under Information Security Guidelines.
  • Analyze accounting records including sales data, accounts payable records, fixed asset records and financial statements requested under audit.
  • Analyze tax assessments to determine accuracy and potential items for protest and/or appeal.
  • Document and organize records for review by audit manager, directors, and senior executive management in tax, accounting, and legal.
  • Maintain high level of privilege and confidentiality.
  • Maintain, organize and document information provided to taxing authorities for audits, litigation and appeals.
  • Maintain audit reports, audit schedules, and track all interaction with government authorities.
  • Support tax compliance and reporting on various tax issues and projects.
  • Ensure compliance with state and local indirect tax laws and regulations.
  • Perform tax research using RIA, CCH or other resources.
  • Access various internal systems and tools to analyze information requested on audit.
  • Develop and implement process improvements.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Systems or related field which includes a five year degree eligible for CPA
  • 2+ years of state and local tax experience with some exposure to supporting tax authority audits or tax reporting/tax compliance
  • Accounting experience in financial accounting systems
  • Strong technical skills with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Products
  • Strong communication skills - both oral and written
  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to deliver on tight timelines

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highly motivated, hardworking, and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to analyze, and review statutes, regulations, and case law, as well as extract data, and make appropriate recommendations
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment both within the department as well as outside of the department
  • CPA and/or Masters in Taxation