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Accounting Specialist - Payroll Tax

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33617

Company: Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC

Job Summary

This position is responsible for all bottler employer tax filings.   The scope of responsibility includes ensuring compliance and proper taxation for all bottler and employee populations.   Collaboration with tax authorities, vendors, bottler stakeholders, and BSNA Finance to resolve complex tax issues.   This role will be a subject matter resource to the bottlers and BSNA for payroll taxation.  In addition, this position will identify and implement processes that mitigate the risk of tax penalties or inaccuracies.  The Payroll Tax Accountant will focus on customer service, process improvement, and technology solutions that establish best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, review, and file all bottler employer federal, state, and local tax returns (quarterly and annual)
  • Reconciliation and preparation of U.S. W-2’s and Canada T-4’s, T2200’s, RL-1
  • Remit all Canadian provincial taxation and workman’s compensation payment
  • Calculate and remit all payroll taxes for 7 U.S. bottlers and 1 Canadian bottler
  • Register bottlers in appropriate taxing authorities
  • Identify, test, and apply tax rates for employer and employees
  • Analyze and mitigate tax discrepancies with governing authorities
  • Establish appropriate action plans and process changes to avoid bottler tax liabilities
  • Review accuracy of all payroll and tax calendars for all required filings deadlines and assessment appeal periods.
  • File tax amendments as needed for rebates or tax credits as applicable
  • Lead all testing and deployment of SAP support packs/BSI Tax Factory updates
  • Assist Accounting in the resolution of tax accruals and outstanding items
  • Responsible for all government and third-party tax audits
  • Develop and maintain the tax process maps and procedures documentation
  • Identify best practices/procedures and develop recommendations to enhance efficiency and effectiveness to the overall tax compliance process
  • Monitor, respond and resolve questions/issues submitted to the property tax group e-mail box and employee salesforce inquiries
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Support role to the manager

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Team Skills/Collaboration: ability to work effectively in a team environment and across teams where necessary, to develop relationships throughout the company and to work collaboratively.
  • Analytical Skills:
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Speaking/Writing: Clearly articulates ideas, opinions, feelings and information so that others understand them.
  • Project Focus: Ensures the progress and timely completion of designated projects.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensures that all necessary steps are taken to perform tasks in a quality manner; effectively proof and edit work.
  • Professionalism: Handles issues with confidentiality and diplomacy.
  • Flexibility: Adapts behavior in dealing with changing situations and people. Is open-minded and adjust priorities in response to unanticipated events. Willing and able to adjust work schedule to  to meet required deadlines.
  • Time Management: Gives balanced attention to appropriate long-term and short-term priorities, coordinates and organizes resources in efficient and effective ways to accomplish goals.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with concentration in Accounting or Finance
  • Advanced degree/CPA preferred

Years of Experience

  • 3 or more years of previous experience in tax/accounting role required
  • Previous experience with W-2’s and T-4 preparation
  • Previous experience in a multistate employer tax environment required
  • Proficient with SAP and ADP
  • Proficient with Excel
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Strong customer service mindset

Company Message

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Service, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa