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Senior Business Analyst - Sales/Use Tax (Hybrid Opportunity)

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our company.

The Accounting Senior Business Analyst - Internal Tax is responsible for multi-state and local sales and use tax, property tax, and other business tax administration and compliance, including research and analysis of related tax laws and communication with state and local jurisdictions and authorities, for multiple legal entities.

Core Responsibilities

* Accurate and timely payment and reporting of sales and use taxes. Review some returns.
* Accurate and timely payment of property taxes. Be aware of business activities impacting property tax liability and ensure accruals are appropriate.
* Accurate and timely payment and reporting of other business taxes
* Research and respond to organization inquiries regarding taxability issues and tax law changes
* Respond to sales and use tax exemption certificate inquiries
* Lead tax audits
* Complete and/or approve tax account reconciliations
* Lead response gathering and preparation of Federal and State corporate income tax packages for multiple legal entities
* Manage Unclaimed Property reporting and administration
* Create SOPs and maintain process documentation
* Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve processes, increase data integrity and provide quality customer service to business partners
* Complete project work and special request assignments as needed

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

* Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Accounting or related field and 5+ years' experience with sales and use tax, property tax, other business taxes, and general accounting; or equivalent combination of education or experience, required.
* Thorough knowledge of financial and business principles, including GAAP.
* Experience in manufacturing industry a plus.
* Experience with RIA Checkpoint or other tax research software.
* Solid math skills.
* Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects, as well as strong follow through skills.
* Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
* Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to complete projects timely and accurately.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
* Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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