STATE & LOCAL TAX SUPPORT ANALYST

MFA is currently seeking an individual to fill a part-time, flexible position within our Firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice. This position offers the opportunity to develop and apply your knowledge to a wide range of tax issues and processes, participating in strategic resolutions to challenging matters. In return, you will receive support from of some of the most engaging colleagues in the field, as well as plenty of opportunities to advance your career.

No day is the same for a member of the SALT practice at MFA. You are likely to spend your time on a range of varying projects, responsibilities and tasks. Whatever you are working on, our customers will turn to you for practical and sound advice that they can always rely on. To make that happen, you will be working in a highly collaborative culture, where listening to and sharing information with colleagues is an essential part of the role.

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Responsibilities

  • Utilize advanced Excel functions including V-lookup, pivot tables and formulas to perform recurring processes in accordance and for ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Analyze data and compare multiple variables while making sound business decisions
  • Analyze data from customer systems to ensure adherence to all state and local tax laws. In situations of data peculiarities, works to provide solutions for resolution
  • Prepare and perform all monthly tax reconciliation of sales and use tax transaction data, review accounting transactions to support liabilities for timely compliance reporting and compute sales/use taxes owed
  • Timely and accurately prepare and file monthly, quarterly and annual sales and use tax returns for various entities ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements
  • Maintain sales and use tax filing calendars, registrations and filings
  • Prepare refund applications to request tax refunds and monitors the status of the refund
  • Ensure compliance with all state requirements such as business qualifications, resale certificate validation, preparation of annual reports
  • Assist with indirect tax audits including data gathering, report analysis, account analysis & reconciliation
  • Effectively manage personal time and effort to achieve departmental and organizational goals and deadlines
  • Assume additional responsibilities and assist with special projects as needed or directed

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Three to four plus (3-4+) years of prior experience in public accounting or general accounting focusing on compliance, consulting and bookkeeping
  • Proficient and effective in Excel, with the ability to manipulate large volumes of data
  • Strong customer service and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain customer relationships
  • Detail-oriented, driven to learn, thrives in a collaborative setting and has an aptitude for or experience with managing multiple engagements and priorities in a fast-paced and growing environment
  • Ability to identify and raise issues to tax management to ensure that customers collect, accrue and remit the appropriate tax
  • QuickBooks certified or similar bookkeeping software expertise preferred
  • Strong organization, coordination, and follow-up skills as well as an attention to quality, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • An ability to work independently

MFA Success Criteria

In addition to the above qualifications, in order to be successful at MFA, you must demonstrate that you:

  • Are malcontent, resilient and resourceful
  • Crave freedom, responsibility and opportunities to lead
  • Are a strategic thinker
  • Enjoy solving hard problems—and asking big questions to lead you there
  • Thrive on the unknown, the unfamiliar, and the unexpected
  • Are uniquely curious in the face of ambiguity or change
  • Are a lifetime learner and strive to be at the top of your game
  • Are motivated by having a measurable impact on individuals, the Firm, our customers and our community

If these qualities resonate with you and your future goals, we look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Details

  • Location: Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Additionally, we will consider a remote working arrangement for the right candidate.
  • Hours: Part-time. For additional detail regarding hours, please inquire within.

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