Description: 


Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.
 
This position will be located in: Fargo , ND  

 

Job Summary

Supports the day-to-day operations of the Sales Tax Department in providing sales tax and accounting functions. Prepares monthly sales tax returns, remits sales tax, resolves questions regarding sales tax and maintains customer sales tax exemption certificates.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Prepares and reviews monthly sales tax returns and remits sales tax to the appropriate state Revenue Departments.
  • Contacts state sales tax agencies and provides answers on sales tax policy questions posed by customers, corporate departments and branch employees.
  • Adjusts sales tax on customer invoices once supporting documentation is received by adjustment methods and rebilling invoices and clearing these adjustments from customer accounts.
  • Maintains customer sales tax exemption certificates.
  • Works with manager or Team Lead to prepare information for sales tax audits.
  • Assigns and categorizes requests received in the Sales Tax Inbox.
  • Reviews selected Sales Tax Returns on a monthly basis.
  • Assists manager with requested monthly metrics reporting as assigned.

Non-essential Functions

  • Assists with education and training of branch and corporate department personnel on sales and use tax issues. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a four-year accounting, finance or business administration degree preferred or the equivalent in work experience. 
  • Prior knowledge of general accounting duties preferred. 
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of PC Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading, and customer service skills. 
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize. 
  • Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged.

Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Waist:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Not at all
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. – Not at all
  • Lift from Floor:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Frequently
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Frequently
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. – Not at all
  • Carried for Distance:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Not at all
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. – Not at all

Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) – Continuously
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) – Frequently
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) – Frequently
  • Bending/stooping (downward and forward) – Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) – Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) – Frequently
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) – Frequently
  • Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) – Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) – Occasionally
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) – Occasionally
  • Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) – Continuously
  • Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) – Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) – Occasionally
  • Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) – Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) – Continuously
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) – Frequently
  • Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) – Occasionally
  • Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) – Continuously
  • Use of a computer – Continuously
  • Use of a telephone – Frequently
  • Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) – Continuously
  • Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) – Not at all
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) – Occasionally

Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 22 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

Values
As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Mission
Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?

 

Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
FSA & HSA
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.

 

Equal Opportunity For All

It’s not just the law.  It’s something  we’ve believed in since our founding.  We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.

 

Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace

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