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Senior Associate, Sales and Use Tax

Duff & Phelps
Austin, TX 78701
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Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you'll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. If you're ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.

Duff & Phelps' Sales and Use Tax practice currently provides a suite of services including sales and use tax compliance outsourcing. The professionals in our national compliance center utilize industry-leading software and provide in-house check writing capabilities.

At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we'll maximize the value of your career.


Duff & Phelps is seeking a Senior Associate level candidate to work with our indirect tax team on sales and use tax outsourcing and a variety of state and local tax projects. The primary role encompasses sales and use tax return preparation, research and analysis, including preparation of written memoranda and other analysis as well as assisting with managing large scale tax projects. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and organized and able to work effectively as part of a larger team or individually, have a collaborative and collegial professional demeanor and possess a strong desire to learn and a natural intellectual curiosity. Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage day to day aspects of select sales and use tax compliance projects,
  • Collaborate with and coordinate team members to assist with management of projects,
  • Train and develop junior staff
  • Oversee retrieval, validation and reconciliation of audit data inputs,
  • Oversee documentation retrieval and organization to support sales and use tax audit defense,
  • Prepare audit submissions, work papers and memorandums,
  • Identify potential tax saving opportunities,
  • Participate in audit negotiation and presentation of data analysis and taxability research,
  • Conduct data analysis and work paper preparation for reverse audit projects to ensure identification and recapture of refund opportunities,
  • Keep up to date with law changes


  • Three plus years' experience with demonstrated progression of responsibilities in a combination of Tax and/or Information Technology roles, preferably within a corporate tax environment or a combination of experience within a corporate tax environment and a public accounting or consulting firm.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of client's business and tax systems including
  • Oracle and/or SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Tax Software such as Vertex and/or Sabrix.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to analyze raw data from ERP systems to reconcile to trial balances and sales and use tax returns.
  • Experience working with audits and reverse audits.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.
  • Ability to draft filings, such as refund claims, petitions for redetermination, and various other administrative replies.
  • Good organizational skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Requires Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field
  • CPA or CMI preferred.
  • Travel Required

In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via careers.duffandphelps.jobs

Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.

Posted: 2020-03-14 Expires: 2020-04-12
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