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Consultant

Company: Merit Advisors, LLC
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Consultant, Transaction Tax

Tired of the typical public accounting experience? Our business model is centered on building a strong team, and developing long term relationships with our clients. We compete head to head with Big 4 for clients and consistently outperform our competitors by providing a more personal client experience and better team environment.

We are seeking a Transaction Tax Consultant in our Tulsa, OK Office who will join our team and help clients plan for and manage sales and use tax and severance tax issues. This is a consulting position, and your experiences will include overpayment reviews, exposure analysis, voluntary disclosures, audit assistance, tax research and memorandums, tax matrix and training, process reviews, registrations, compliance, and calculation of tax reserves.

You will be supported by and work directly with the local principal and manager and be given the opportunity to develop your technical, analytical and soft skills while working with our clients. You will learn and experience a lot in this role.

In addition to maintaining our client relationships, we are committed to maintaining your sanity. Every firm preaches work/life balance, but we will actively work with you to balance client delivery, career development, and your life outside of the office.


What you will do:
Perform detail reviews of transaction data and supporting documentation for determining proper sales/use taxes due for purposes of quantifying refund claims and/or reductions to audit assessments
Manipulate and analyze raw data from various accounting and reporting systems
Research tax issues in multiple states and help develop tax planning strategies
Address complexities and issues that arise from client operations
Participate with decision making and strategy development for a growing practice
Proactively monitor transaction tax legislative proposals and law changes to ensure clients are aware of potential opportunities / costs
Continuously develop tax expertise, analytical capabilities, and soft skills

What you need to succeed:
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Technology, or Business with at least two years of experience in indirect tax, and at least one year at a consulting firm. Experience in the energy industry is a plus, but not required.
CPA or CMI preferred or seeking certification


Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
Possesses a fundamental understanding of state tax laws and regulations.
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills and strong self-motivation. Must be able to work effectively with little day-to-day direction/supervision.
Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects, activities and deadlines.
Able to use personal computer software proficiently, including spreadsheets, database, word processing and presentation software. Deep experience working in Excel or Access, Powerpoint preferred. Experience with indirect tax engines including Vertex, OneSource, Sovos, Avalara, and Financial accounting systems such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Navision, a plus.
Able cultivate client relationships and work effectively in a team environment.
Able to demonstrate and apply superior analytical ability and technical expertise with an ability to provide insightful analysis.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively.
Able to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; make effective decisions, identify underlying or hidden problems and patterns and apply creativity and innovative thinking.
Able to anticipate new situations and/or changing demands and respond proactively.
Ability to research tax issues through the use of RIA or other tax research tools.
Works independently and demonstrates initiative to accomplish goals.
Some travel out of town, overnight for internal or client meetings and/or conferences


Working Conditions
Able to produce quality work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines.
Able to work irregular hours and overtime as needed or required to meet established deadlines.
This position is based in our Tulsa office but will require some travel to client locations.

Keywords: Merit Advisors, LLC, Tulsa , Consultant, Other , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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