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Senior Tax Accountant (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Position Summary

About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

Position Summary:

The Position of Tax Accountant is responsible for ensuring that GreatAmerica is in compliance with federal, state and local laws pertaining to sales/use, property, and/or income/franchise taxes and their equivalents.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Gather, compile, and analyze information to support tax reporting and identify issues that require resolution
  • Develop, modify and effectively complete complex spreadsheets/worksheets for compliance, advisory projects, and audits by federal, state, provincial, and local taxing authorities
  • Complete reconciliations of tax accounts; identify and resolve issues within general ledger tax accounts
  • Research tax laws and analyze application to business operations for compliance in all areas of tax
  • Resolve straightforward and complex tax technical issues for completeness, accuracy and correct application to operations
  • Complete various tasks related to onboarding and administration of third party portfolio servicing clients with respect to sales and/or property tax
  • Prepare analysis and quantification of tax positions for review by leadership
  • Assist with analysis and quantification of tax implications of business decisions being considered by the company
  • Compile and reconcile billing information related to taxes paid and service performed for identified lessors
  • Prepare accurate and timely simple and complex tax returns with limited guidance
  • Accurately pay all taxes within established timelines;


Position Qualifications


For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability


For this position:  Analytical Skills, Deductive Reasoning, Detail Oriented, Problem Solving, Research Skills,  Working under Pressure


Education : Bachelor degree in Accounting


Experience: 2-4 years experience in Tax and/or Auditing preferred



Skills and Abilities


Computer Skills: Experience with:  Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Excel Skills), research software (RIA, CCH) preferred, tax preparation software (Sales, PPTX,  Income tax) preferred


Other Requirements: This individual should proactively look for areas where taxes can and do impact the core business process of GreatAmerica and look for ways to improve in those areas.