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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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200324 Requisition #

JOB SUMMARY:

Vertex, Inc is currently looking for a Senior Tax Analyst to provide tax expertise for our software products. 

 

Provide tax and legal expertise for our software products.  Research and interpret tax and case law, statutes, regulations, and legislation and determine how it impacts Vertex products.  Structure standard and complex tax content within Vertex products in a manner consistent with system architecture and platforms.

 

essential job functions AND responsibilities:

  • Research, define, and interpret complex indirect tax and case law and provide recommendations to tax and nontax personnel.
  • Determine how tax or rules impact Vertex products regarding the addition of new content or the maintenance of existing content.
  • Structure complex tax content within Vertex products in a logical manner that is consistent with system architecture and platforms.
  • Test complex tax content and functionality within Vertex products and internal databases.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory changes and communicate and coordinate with internal and external groups to ensure compliance with change.
  • Draft memorandums and letter rulings; communicate deliverables to team.
  • Provide expertise and support for testing and implementing systems and/or process changes to support increased efficiencies or conformance with tax rules.
  • Lead complex projects and participate as a team member on projects.
  • Contribute to the development of requirements for new and modified tax functionality.
  • Understand and resolve complex customer issues and systems architecture to develop solutions.
  • Represent Vertex as a subject matter expert at product demonstrations, presentations, seminars, panels, and webcasts if needed.
  • Lead or participate in other operational and strategic projects or duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel required

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Developing capability of effectively managing teams.
  • Developing capability to influence and create awareness skills.
  • Developing capability to multi-task and prioritize to meet team goals, commitments and KPIs.
  • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with company standards, practices, policies, and procedures as well as federal and state regulations and laws.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with external, internal customers and stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency with web-based tax research platforms. 
  • Developing capability to coach, mentor, teach, develop, and train.
  • Exposure to a broad spectrum of taxes and jurisdictions.
  • SME in a specific tax field.
  • Developing capability to be a SME in multiple tax fields.
  • Compliance administration (facilitate information between Vertex and taxing authority).
  • Diverse industry or consulting experience is a plus.
  • Ability to understand how customers would use Vertex products or equivalent product.
  • Ability to effectively work in multi-jurisdiction
  • Developing capability in project management, estimation skills.
  • Ability to utilize time management and effectively communicating competing priorities.
  • Ability to apply professional concepts, experience, and company objectives to perform an in-depth analysis of situations or data to resolve complex issues in creative ways.
  • Ability to work without supervision.  Latitude for independent decision making.
  • Ability to network with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Ability to listen and understand information and communicate the same.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation and facilitation) skills.
  • Ability to co-present at product demonstrations, seminars, panels, and webcasts. 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task projects with individuals from various areas of the company.
  • Must be results oriented, customer focused and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages is required.
 

EDUCATION, TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Tax/Accounting/Finance is required.
  • Advanced degree, law degree or professional certification a plus. Equivalent experience may substitute for some portion of the education requirement.
  • CPA, CMI or legal experience preferred.
  • Experience with Vertex or other tax engines a plus.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years in a multi-jurisdictional environment.
 
 

Other Qualifications – The Winning Way behaviors that all Vertex employees need 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. Do not 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 are 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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