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AGC America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass, the world’s #1 maker of flat glass. AGC America, Inc. is the holding company for more than 10 of Asahi’s major subsidiaries in North America that manufacture products for the automotive, chemicals, glass, and electronics industries.

AGC America, Inc. is seeking an entry level Tax Analyst. This position is ideal for the candidate who is seeking exposure to all areas of corporate taxation. Initially, job responsibility will be split 75% ad valorem and 25% Federal/State compliance progressing to equal split. This is a great opportunity for an entry level tax professional to grow their career with an excellent Company.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the preparation and administration of personal property tax returns and sales and use tax returns for all business units, ensuring adherence to all state and local tax laws and regulations. To prepare federal, state and local tax compliance filings and research avenues to minimize federal, state, and local tax liabilities and exposure.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Gather and analyze information necessary for preparation of complete and accurate state and local sales and use tax and personal property tax, income and franchise tax returns and associated tax planning projects for all business units as required. Administer the various tax filings and payments and tracking of deliverables as instructed.

2. Assist business units with questions related to general ledger sales and use and personal property tax account reconciliations and book to tax account analysis for income and franchise tax returns.

3. Work with tax department and business units in developing and managing personal property and sales and use tax policies, procedures, and manuals.

4. Assist tax department in strategic tax planning and tax liability and exposure minimization projects as it relates to personal property, sales and use and income and franchise tax returns.

5. Work with business units and local tax assessors to determine appropriate personal property tax values.

6. Evaluate and select alternative actions to streamline work with business units to lessen tax burden, exposure and cost of compliance.

7. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops or classes; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks, and participation in the Institute for Professional in Taxation (IPT).

8. Effective communication with business units to coordinate the gathering of domestic and foreign financial data for tax compliance and reporting requirements.

9. Perform federal, state and local tax form research to substantiate filing positions and minimize tax liabilities.

10. Assist with US Federal, State and Canadian audits by:

     a. Interface with state and local auditors.

     b. Preparing/summarizing information requested by auditors.

     c. Researching and appropriately answering auditor questions by reporting information to direct reports.

11. Assist in negotiating personal property tax abatements and incentives on behalf of business units with state and local authorities for new capital investments.

12. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Ability to prioritize work schedule with multiple projects and communicate workload effectively document and track preparation and filing/remittance status.

  • Ability to perform tax preparation, research and documentation skills with desire to learn and develop.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and tax preparation software and willingness to learn.

  • General knowledge of GAAP/Accounting Standards Codification rules and reporting requirements with a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with other departments, companies, and governmental units to gather relevant information and analyze data received for validity and accuracy.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to various business units throughout North America, mainly US, for a period of up to 5 days. Average travel is less than 25% per year.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business with an emphasis on Accounting required.

  • 0 – 3 years of tax preparation experience.

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