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Senior Tax Analyst (Indirect Tax) in US - Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description


Prepare sales/use tax returns and property tax returns, process payments of sales/use and property tax returns, provide transaction tax compliance support, and provide support for all transaction tax audits.


  • Calculate and process property tax and sales and use tax
  • Prepare property tax returns and  sales and use tax returns
  • Provide support on audits related to property tax and sales and use tax, including preparation of documentation
  • Advise AP and vendors on sales & use tax questions and process
  • Prepare monthly summary reports as required by management
  • Ensure exemption certificate process
  • Analyze and reconcile associated general ledger accounts
  • Maintain tax calendar and ensure all returns are filed
  • Assist with the  administration function for Taxware (set up users, verify proper billing, main liaison with IT) Vertex, and OneSource property tax software
  • Conduct local tax and state research on issues impacting the company
  • Special projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.  Masters in Tax or Finance or JD and/or CPA a plus.
  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in tax or accounting.
  • Strong Excel skills. 
  • Strong project management skills preferred.
  • Experience using sales & use tax and property tax software preferred
  • No international tax responsibilities or requirements for this role.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel up to


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