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Finance - Tax Accountant (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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 600 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.

About this position:

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather, compile and analyze information to support accurate tax reporting.
  • Complete straightforward spreadsheets and assist with completion of complex spreadsheets and documentation for compliance, advisory projects and audits by federal, state, provincial, and local taxing authorities.
  • Reconcile tax related general ledger accounts.
  • Research tax laws to ensure compliance in all areas of tax.
  • Resolve straightforward tax technical issues without assistance and complex technical issues with assistance.
  • Complete various tasks with assistance related to onboarding and administration of third party portfolio servicing clients with respect to sales and/or property tax.
  • Assist with analysis and quantification of tax positions.
  • Compile and reconcile billing information related to taxes paid and service performed for identified lessors.
  • Assist with preparation of accurate and timely tax returns in the US and Canada.
  • Accurately pay all applicable taxes within established timelines.
  • Provide outstanding GreatAmerica Experience for external as well as internal customers.

Education, experience and skills required:


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

For this position:  Analytical Skills, Deductive Reasoning, Detail Oriented, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Working under Pressure, Organized, Ability to Multi-task, Goal Oriented.

Education: Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting.

Experience: Zero to two years’ experience in tax and/or accounting related fields preferred.

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

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process at  Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.