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Principal Tax Accountant

19000H7S Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

The primary responsibilities of the role are leadership and coordination of the Indirect tax compliance process in addition to managing audits and tax research.  This position will report to the Director, Indirect Tax. 

A Day in the Life

  • Manage sales tax compliance process.
  • Prepare or review use tax filings.
  • Personal property tax return preparation or review.
  • Assist with vendor and customer requests related to sales tax.
  • Manage sales, use and property tax audits.
  • Reconciliation of sales and use tax accounts and journal entries. 
  • Responsible for tax research, system maintenance and tax planning.
  • Identify and review opportunities for sales tax refunds and manage filings of tax incentives.
  • Assist in the preparation of sales and use tax guidelines and provide training.
  • Assist with indirect tax integration related to acquisitions.
  • Oversee staff in the accomplishment of above duties.
  • Educate business on tax law or tax process changes and updates.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • SAP experience
  • Experience managing sales and use tax audits.
  • 3+ years managing indirect tax compliance process
  • Vertex experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work with and analyze large amounts of data using various application platforms
  • Excellent oral and verbal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a matrix organization

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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