Job Posting: Sr. Analyst, Indirect Tax, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Title: Sr. Analyst, Indirect Tax
Company: Best Buy Co., Inc.
City, State, Country: Richfield, Minnesota, United States
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent

This position is an integral part of building and maintaining a world-class tax team to support a dynamic multinational company. We are seeking a talented professional who is excited about challenging technical issues while working with a variety of energetic business partners - inside and outside of Tax. Best Buy offers a fun, challenging, and flexible work environment with competitive salary and benefits. Apply now to learn more.

The Sr. Analyst, Indirect Tax Audit will be responsible for supporting the ongoing management of the Indirect Tax audit inventory to comply with state/local tax laws, mitigate risks, pursue refunds for overpaid tax and investigate/resolve issues discovered within audit. The Sr. Analyst will be also be responsible for managing a portfolio of audits, collecting all tax audit related information and reporting, proactively evaluating tax exposure, developing and implementing audit strategies to defend tax positions and maintaining successful auditor relationships. Additionally, the Sr. Analyst will review preliminary/final work papers, create work plans to reduce assessments and make recommendations to the Audit Manager. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of own portfolio of audits.
  • Obtaining/organizing/validating data to support audit defense.
  • Preparation of audit submissions and work papers, including drafting of appeal letters and technical memorandums.
  • Negotiation of positions through data and legal analysis.
  • Timely communication of audit results to management.
  • Management of audit work flows, e.g. audit repositories for tracking/reporting purposes.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of audit strategies and support business operation risk mitigation efforts.
  • Cross-functional collaboration and coordination with other areas of tax (Indirect Tax compliance, planning and systems teams) to achieve optimal audit results, advance Indirect Tax efforts and provide education on issues creating audit assessments.
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with tax auditors for successful negotiation of tax positions.
  • Performing data analysis and supporting reverse audit projects to ensure accurate sales and use tax compliance and identification/capture of refund opportunities.
  • Providing support with respect to ASC 450 analysis and evaluation of risks through data quantification.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 plus years of experience in one or more of the following areas, with demonstrated progression of responsibilities: a corporate tax environment, public accounting firm or other relevant experience.
  • Experience managing sales and use tax audits
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and Access skills
  • Strong analytical/investigative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with technical sales and use tax and accounting principles
  • Intermediate organization and project management skills
  • High level of ethics, integrity, judgment, discretion and confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous indirect tax experience within a retail organization or accounting firm
  • Experience with Oracle and tax software such as Vertex and/or Sabrix
  • Experience with data analytics/reporting software
  • CPA a plus

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Contact: Jessica Nowlin
Telephone: (612)291-3826
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