The tax analyst is part of the Tax COE in Plano TX. This role will report to the Sales and Use tax manager and is part of a team comprised of sales, use tax professionals.
These roles will be primarily responsible for sales / use and gross receipts tax audit management and defense.
The tax COE is comprised of Sales / Use / Property Tax professionals that support all domestic PepsiCo legal entities with more than 30,000 annual filings and $200MM of Indirect Tax Spend.
Plan and manage Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License Tax audits
Manage auditing jurisdiction relationships, audit responses, documentation, appeals / protests, and negotiations
Strategize audit defenses and support
Administer internal review and external audits for transaction taxes
Ensure company’s compliance with state Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License Tax reporting requirements, laws, and regulations
Support the monthly processing of all Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License tax reporting and payments (monthly tax returns are prepared by a third party)
Work includes the support of the monthly preparation of data to be sent to a third party for preparation and filing of tax returns, verification of funding needed for tax payments, as well as post-filing variance review
Ensure that tax payments and tax returns are processed within filing deadlines
Support the administration of Vertex Software to support all business platforms
Knowledge of Oracle and SAP ERP systems
Support all Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License Tax related IT project assignments
Develop and maintain taxability matrices to serve as guidance for business clients
Research, evaluate, document, and communicate transaction tax requirements for new and existing business activities, compliance requirements, and tax legislation
Identify and implement dynamic planning opportunities. Work with cross-functional business groups and systems to manage the implementation of tax policies, procedures, and projects.
Research, resolve, and respond to all Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License Tax inquiries from business units, corporate, E-
commerce, customers, and vendors as they arise.
Monitor new tax laws, regulations and court decisions for Sales / Use / Beverage Tax nexus triggers and make applications as required by law.
Identify and implement tax savings and planning initiatives.
Support and lead reverse audit of sales / use tax.
Coordinate and lead meeting on an as needed basis with Tax, Accounting, Payroll, Engineering and other departments, to apprise all areas of current tax audits and assessments.
Complete ad hoc financial analysis as requested by upper management.
Review assigned general ledger reconciliations on monthly basis. Perform account reviews and monthly variance analysis, as assigned.
Perform review of the contingent liability related to Sales / Use / Beverage / Gross Receipts / Business License Tax on a periodic basis and recommend adjustments as required
Strive to eliminate manual functions and redundancy. Support assigned internal control documentation and key controls
Develops business Annual Operating Plan for sales / use / gross receipts and business licenses
Prepare documentation to support compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404) controls and procedures
Assist in the development / implementation of new software releases, change requests and enhancements as they pertain to tax functionality
Work independently, as well as within a cross-functional project team environment
Support tax department technology needs as they relate to compliance, reporting, analytics, and controls.
Support tax technology process and requirements throughout the development lifecycle (i.e. requirements documentation, test plans, validation, production support, etc).
Qualifications / Requirements
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field (Mathematics, public administration etc.)
3 + years’ experience in transactional tax audits.
Preferred Qualifications :
CPA or CMI designation
Prior Big 4 Accounting experience or large firm tax consulting experience
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience with Vertex tax software and SAP / Oracle ERP systems
Ability to apply tax law to business planning
Knowledge of applicable departmental or business unit practices and requirements
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Relocation Eligible : Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type : Regular
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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