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Accounting Professional, with extensive experience in all areas of Taxation, including Sales, Personal Property and Payroll Tax, seeking a challenging assignment
Sales & Use Tax Reporting ~ Personal Property Tax ~ Payroll Tax Reporting ~ Benefits
Administration ~ Account Maintenance ~ Accounts Payable ~ Accounts Receivable ~ Billing ~
1099 Reporting ~ Federal and State Tax
MS Word/Excel/Access ~ Intuit QuickBooks ~ Peachtree Software ~ RIA and CCH Internet
Research ~ Vertex Sales Tax Software ~ PTMS Property Tax Software ~ Great Plains Software ~
1099 YES PC ~ Lotus Notes
Over 20 years of career background and proven success in providing exceptional accounting and taxation-focused support for organizations within multiple sectors including current position with the 3M Company
Continually utilize excellence in tax reporting, timely development and submittal of broad array of required forms and skillfully oversee all General Ledger activities
Exceptionally knowledgeable in relevant governing policies, practices and regulations; highly experienced in setting up needed preparations and tax-related activities for hundreds of locations across multiple states
Continually provide outstanding advisement and counsel to senior level operational management including assuring that leadership is informed of any problems; develop and implement remediation strategies to ensure resolution of surfaced issues
3M Company, St. Paul, MN 2012 - Present
Following initial assignment in the Sales and Use Tax Department for this leading organization, and due to recognition of performance excellence, was promoted to State Income Tax group and with responsibilities covering an array of functions including reviewing purchase orders/non-PO vouchers on daily basis to identify appropriate taxable/exempt use tax.
Adroitly manage incoming Tax Helpline calls and research relevant areas to determine future purchases taxability; oversee out-going Exemption Certificates and hold responsibilities for filing Minnesota Capital Equipment Claims; successfully recorded one claim that resulted in $9M+ refund.
Ensure proper processing of all refunded monies and research/review any outstanding tax refunds due; have been successful in recovering in excess of $85K to date.
Expertly file multiple state income tax returns, manage select Schedule Ms, maintain state income tax payment calendar and process state income tax payments for estimated payments, extension requests and returns by check and ACH credit, establishing ACH credit payment set-ups where needed.
Additional responsibilities include filing annual reports and assisting with implementation of License HQ that is charged with maintaining business licenses/payment calendar; assure timely payments and regulatory compliance.
Diligently maintain accurate lists of all management for use by various entities.
Payroll Tax Accountant
Werner Industries, Inc., Omaha, NE 2009 - 2012
Tasked with comprehensive responsibilities for filing monthly/quarterly/annual withholding tax documentation and unemployment tax reporting for over 35 states.
Valmont Industries, Inc., Omaha, NE 2008 - 2009
Employed innovative approach to increase efficiencies/accuracy by updating Sales & Use Tax return process used in 35 states from hard-copy/paper returns and check payments to online EFT process.
Affinitas Corporation, Omaha, NE 2007 - 2008
Proficiently performed wide array of accounting functions including managing Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Benefits Administration, Workman s Compensation and Property Tax and Sales & Use Tax Reporting; maintained Associated General Ledger Accounts.
Senior Tax Specialist
Pamida Stores Operating Company LLC, Omaha, NE 2006 2007
For over 200 locations, held crucial responsibilities for transferring/setting up preparation of personal property tax returns as well as performing all Sales & Use Tax preparation/reporting for 37+ states; operations were moved from Green Bay, WI, to Omaha, NE.
Additionally performed excellent account maintenance and held responsibilities for assuring all needed compliance and developing states notices.
Associate Tax Analyst
Donaldson Company Inc., Bloomington, MN 2001 2006
Acknowledgement of work performance excellence resulted in being promoted within four months from role of Sales Tax Technician; provided important advisement to organizational management regarding various invoicing system problems/issues and devised/implemented remediation that resulted in performing correct collection/reporting of taxes.
Employed subject matter expertise in developing well-regarded manual that focused on procedures concerning exemption certification; was also responsible for performing Sales & Use Tax reporting for over 32 states, managing incoming/outgoing certificates and W-9s and processing of personal property and real estate payments.
Sales Tax Accountant
Supervalu Inc., Eden Prairie, MN 1996 - 2001
Was promoted from earlier role with organization; performed Sales & Use Tax reporting for entities across several states with responsibilities for regulatory compliance, account maintenance, state notices, management of in/out of exemption certificates and the preparation of Annual Reports for over 140 affiliated units.
Due to excellent performance in entry position with organization, was promoted to Tax Assistant in 1997; held responsibilities for implementing new 1099 software and all 1099 reporting, including B notices, assembling/processing/uploading relevant data in to computer software, dealing with various inquiries and filing media tapes.
Assured income tax compliance that included developing schedules, calculating book-to-tax differences, and preparing lower activity entities.
Originally hired to serve as Audit Associate, overseeing self-audit programs, reviewing purchase allowance and expense transactions and collecting funds due from vendors; skillfully performed vendor file audits and used subject matter expertise in developing comprehensive processes/procedures needed for this newly-created position.
Hennepin Community College, Eden Prairie, MN
4-Year Technical Degree in Accounting, 1996
Productivity Point Computer Training, 1099 Year-End-Reporting Class, Time Management,
Tax Compliance Training, Tax Research Training
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