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Accountant

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.Primary RoleResponsible for preparing and entering tax disbursements into the ERP System, calculating and verifying tax bills, contacting tax authorities to obtain tax and assessment information, maintain various Excel spreadsheets, as well as changing ownership information resulting from acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. Supervise 3rd party vendor contracts on assessment reviews, appeal reduction and tax refunds. Perform invoice payment and tax refund reconciliations. Complete and file income and expense reports to address state assessor requestsKey Accountabilities

  • Enter disbursements and complete activities associated with disbursement process, such as reconciling to Tax Calendar, obtaining tax bills from tax authorities, preparation of supporting documentation and obtaining proper approvals in accordance with DOA.
  • Maintain Excel spreadsheets with pertinent info such as tax due, certified assessment, tax rate, due date, discount date and date completed.
  • Supervise contracted vendors for tax assessment appeals; tasks included
  • Review of all tax assessments for changes greater than established % threshold.
  • Submit tax assessment information to contracted vendor.
  • Obtain quarterly and annual tax assessment status reports from contracted vendors.
  • Reconcile contracted vendor invoices to appealed tax assessments, tax authority assessment reduction and tax refund or credit.
  • Complete and file required property income and expense reports with tax assessors.
  • Perform system required tasks to prepare for new tax year; tasks include : create new accrual and assessment year copy over prior year ledger, tax districts, accrual tree and tax bills complete accrual tree assignment for new or changed locations prepare tax bill statements by entering new information (tax due, assessment, discount, penalty, due date, discount date)
  • Process Tax Department various ad hoc requests.Knowledge/Skills
    • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and WordExperience/Education
      • Bachelor's Degree in a business related field required or 10 years of AMW experience
      • 3 to 5 years business related experience in an office environment. Tax Authority/Tax Payment experience desirable.Travel Requirements
        • MinimalWork Environment
          • Standard office environmentOther
            • Complete assigned ad hoc requests by management.
            • Overtime may be required to complete compliance filings all tax tasks by due dates.CompetenciesCollaboratesChampions safetyCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learningJoin American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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