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SHRM Specialist, Staff Accountant - Tax in Alexandria, Virginia

Specialist, Staff Accountant - Tax

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #364

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Specialist, Staff Accountant - Tax will be responsible for supporting with compliance projects and financial analysis for the accounting office of the Society for Human Resource Management and its subsidiaries (collectively “SHRM Companies”). This position will research, document, and apply federal tax law, state tax law, regulatory reporting requirements, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and other technical requirements for SHRM Companies’ business activities.

Position Summary

  • Prepare paperwork for various state sales tax submissions, business license renewals and annual reports

  • Track and process business invoices for payment

  • Generate accounting system reports for review

  • Provide analysis of various business areas, functions, and allocable expenses

  • Manage on-site tax files

  • Independently research various state business compliance requirements

  • Request and gather internal information from across the SHRM Companies and departments

  • Create and administer state tax prepayment accounts

  • Reconcile General Ledger activity

  • Develop and maintain procedures and documentation for job-related processes and make recommendations for improvements

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related areas

  • At least three (3) years of experience in accounting, tax, or government regulations, preferably with a tax or government office

  • Experience with researching corporate state and federal tax and regulatory requirements

  • Experience with faxing, copying, and drafting memos

  • Familiarity with accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax deductions and financial statements

  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro

  • Familiarity with business licenses, business registrations, business property tax, state sales taxes, and business income tax

  • Knowledge of business entity types

  • Knowledge of GAAP

  • Familiar with IRS Form 990 and Charitable Solicitation filings

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

  • Ability to research and communicate complex financial information successfully

  • Preferred

  • MBA or Master’s degree in a related field preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in an office setting and routinely uses standard office equipment

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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