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Senior Accountant - Indirect Taxes

Date: Jan 24, 2019

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3260 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We’re adding Game Changers to our Accounting Team and hiring a Senior Accountant – Indirect Tax…What’s a Game Changer at W.R. Grace you ask?... it’s someone that can showcase their strong accounting and analytical skills, offer ideas and solutions that positive impact our business. You’ll be part of a culture of problem solvers, work as part of a diverse and energetic team.      


The Senior Accountant – Indirect taxes, will report to Director of Reporting and Compliance. You’re primary responsibility will be overseeing the filing and reporting process for U.S. and Canada indirect taxes (eg. Sales & Use, GST, real and personal property, etc.), along with compliance related issues. The following outlines the key responsibilities:


  • Interpret and ensure compliance with U.S. state and local and Canadian statutes, regulation, and legislation
  • Oversee and review outsourced preparation of sales and use, GST, and property tax returns for monthly, quarterly, and annual filings
  • Research transactional tax issues
  • Prepare for, and assist with state and local tax audits related to indirect taxes
  • Work closely with purchasing/plant personnel to provide guidance on taxability of transactions and develop policy/training documents as appropriate
  • Review the reconciliation of transactional tax general ledger accounts
  • Work closely with direct cash reporting team to forecast cash flow related to indirect taxes
  • Analyze indirect tax process for productivity improvements
  • Assist Finance Compliance Manager with unclaimed property compliance

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • ERP experience with SAP preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and must include strong Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills—ability to communicate to all levels in the organization and across functions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Required Experience

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree, or AA degree plus relevant years of experience in Indirect tax and compliance
  • 3+ years of progressive experience with indirect tax compliance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a medium to large size public company

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore