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Senior Tax Accountant at Refresco North America

Senior Tax Accountant

Refresco North America Tampa, FL Full-Time

The Senior Tax Accountant position is based in Refresco Beverages US Inc.’s (Refresco) Tampa Executive Headquarters and supports Refresco’s US and Canada compliance with state and local regulations. Areas of focus include sales and use tax, property tax, Canada VAT tax, licenses/permits and bottle deposits. Additional responsibilities will include the preparation of tax account reconciliations. The position requires strong accounting and analytical skills and working closely with other Refresco employees, both in accounting and other functional areas, as well as interacting with government agencies. This position reports directly to the Tax Manager.

Refresco is the world’s largest bottler of soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages manufactured to customer specifications in Europe and North America. The North America Business Unit is the largest business unit of Refresco with over 25 manufacturing plants across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.


The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position:

  • Prepare or review monthly filings and payment requests for sales tax returns and recycling deposits and levies
  • Prepare Canada VAT returns including review of purchases for input tax credits
  • Prepare and process accruals of use tax when not included on vendor invoices
  • Prepare or review account reconciliations for tax accounts
  • Review the setup requirements in SAP for customers, materials and invoicing to ensure customers are invoiced accurately
  • Ensure that resale exemption certificates for customers are obtained and catalogued
  • Assist with providing manufacturing/exemption certificates to vendors to exempt tax on purchases where applicable
  • Track and manage license filings (permits, business licenses etc) in applicable jurisdictions
  • Track and manage property tax filings and payments
  • Gather information and prepare responses for audits
  • Understand and monitor the continually changing rules and regulations in each of the jurisdictions that Refresco operates or ships product
  • Maintain documentation of Refresco’s requirements by jurisdiction and processes to comply
  • Identify areas of potential noncompliance, develop solutions and implement changes to comply

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with indirect tax state and local tax compliance
  • Familiar with recycling and deposit regulations
  • Experience with SAP will be helpful, but is not required
  • Excellent accounting and analytical skills
  • Experience retrieving and working with data
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Strong team player who is able to work across multiple functions
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, results oriented
  • Able to work under deadline pressures
  • Organized and detail oriented, adaptable to change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or closely related field
  • 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in public accounting or industry

Working Conditions:

Based in Tampa, FL with limited travel requirements

Recommended Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical
  • Attention To Detail
  • Auditing
  • Communication
  • Indirect Tax
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