Genesee & Wyoming

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Sales & Use Tax Accountant (295937-841)

Genesee & Wyoming - Rochester, New York

Posted: 09/14/2018

The Sales & Use Tax Accountant will work with the operational accounting group and report directly to the Director, Cash & Credit Management. The objective of this position is to perform all the duties associated with ensuring the company is properly recording sales & use tax for applicable purchases, responsible for the reporting associated with sales & use taxes, and assisting with the coordination of sales & use tax audits.



  • Preparation and filing of multi-state and local jurisdictions sales & use tax returns
  • Develop procedures and recommendations to improve the tax return preparation process
  • Identify and prepare documentation for tax overpayment
  • Assisting with requests from vendors and/or other Departments of the Company regarding sales & use tax exemptions and tax exemption certificates
  • Assist with sales & use tax audits
  • Respond to tax authority notices received regarding sales & use tax return filings
  • Conduct tax research as required and maintain sales & use tax matrices
  • General ledger accrual account analysis and annual budgeting for sales & use taxes

Required Skills

  • Multi-state sales & use tax experience a plus
  • Strong excel, word processing, general computer and accounting skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and technical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under restricted time requirements
  • Tax research skills a plus

Required Experience

  • Accounting or Finance degree or equivalent work experience


Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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Rochester, New York, United States

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