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Thank you for considering Vertex Inc, and we are excited about the opportunity to learn more about you, and help you define your potential contributions at Vertex! Our goal is to find new team members that work to help our clients unleash the strategic potential of Corporate Tax worldwide.


Vertex is considered a premier partner to Oracle, SAP, and works closely with the Big 4 and other leading software providers, as well as tax and accounting firms to provide the most integrated enterprise tax technology solutions available today to the most recognized brands of the world!  We have enjoyed workplace and business recognitions including Philly.com’s Top Places to Work for three years in a row, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and SmartCEO's Philadelphia Corporate Culture Award.

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Tax Research
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200350 Requisition #

JOB SUMMARY: 

Vertex is looking for a Tax Research Analyst that will work closely with the Tax Research and Product Development teams. The Tax Analyst will analyze VAT requirements and implement those during monthly updates in the Vertex® Indirect Tax products. This role will appeal to a detail oriented, creative thinker that enjoys problem solving and is interested in tax software/technology. Understanding of VAT information and the ability to determine how they apply to the products is desirable, but not a must. Able to train on the tax aspects of the position.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain rate and jurisdictional data from taxing jurisdictions.
  • Monitor changes in VAT legislation on a continuous basis.
  • Maintain and input tax information by performing maintenance, which could include updates of tax rates, rules & forms.  
  • Identify, understand and communicate changes in the tax law or regulations that would have an impact on Vertex products.
  • Analyze tax changes to determine how it impacts existing data. 
  • Ensure the functionality of Vertex products by assisting in developing standards and tools for product maintenance and development, including interactions with other departments and other Research Department staff.  Add, test, and assist in the addition of system enhancements and system updates for the product.
  • Monitor and analyze legislative activities and court decisions utilizing research tools such as Bloomberg, IBFD, information from third party data providers and other sources of tax content.
  • Support customer service by answering questions pertaining to rates and rules, program changes, return issues, enhancements or bugs via bug tracking software.
  • Support a dynamic environment at Vertex by collaborating with other departments, contributing time, effort and ideas.
  • Identify, understand and communicate changes in the tax law that would have an impact on Vertex products.
  • Populate databases to support various types of testing. 
  • Enhance job knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies; developing and/or maintaining proficiency in the latest personal productivity tools.
  • Participate in other projects or duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Research and analytical skills required.
  • Understanding of tax information and the ability to formulate interpretations and how they apply to Vertex products required. 
  • Desire and ability to learn technical and tax information in a short period of time required.
  • Strong aptitude for detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Understanding of accounting functions and principles.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases desirable.
  • Strong ability to work with numbers.
  • Developing awareness of problem-solving.
  • Developing awareness of showing emotional maturity while under stress.
  • Developing awareness of ability to interact and communicate effectively with external, internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Developing awareness to a broad spectrum of taxes and jurisdictions.
  • Developing capability to be an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in a specific tax field.
  • Developing awareness of compliance administration (facilitate information between Vertex and taxing authority).
  • Developing awareness of how customers would use Vertex products or equivalent product.
  • Developing awareness of Vertex products.
  • Developing awareness to work effectively in multi-jurisdictions/regions.
  • Developing awareness of project management/estimation skills.
  • Developing awareness to interact effectively with internal customers.
  • Ability to develop and apply professional concepts to resolve issues with limited to moderate scope.
  • Ability to work with general supervision on routine work, more detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.
  • Ability to guide productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Ability to listen and understand information and communicate the same.
  • Must be results oriented, customer focused, and exhibit good interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years in a business environment.
  • Vertex product knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with tax software a plus.

Other Qualifications – The Winning Way behaviors that all Vertex employees need in order to meet the expectations of each other, our customers, and our partners.

 
  • Communicate with Clarity - Be clear, concise and actionable. Be relentlessly constructive. Seek and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Act with Urgency - Adopt an agile mentality - frequent iterations, improved speed, resilience. 80/20 rule – better is the enemy of done. Don’t spend hours when minutes are enough.
  • Work with Purpose - Exhibit a “We Can” mindset. Results outweigh effort. Everyone understands how their role contributes. Set aside personal objectives for team results.
  • Drive to Decision - Cut the swirl with defined deadlines and decision points. Be clear on individual accountability and decision authority. Guided by a commitment to and accountability for customer outcomes.
  • Own the Outcome - Defined milestones, commitments and intended results. Assess your work in context, if you’re unsure, ask. Demonstrate unwavering support for decisions.

COMMENTS:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position.  Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. 

Vertex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


While performing the duties of this job, the work environment may require an individual to be able to sit or be stationary at a computer and use computers for extended periods of time and move freely around the building. Travel may be required. 

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