Lennox Accounting Analyst- Sales Tax in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

National Account Services (NAS) , wholly owned by Lennox International, a 100+ year old company and a world leader in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. NAS is a major, national player in the Commercial Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) maintenance and service industry.

We have 80+ offices throughout the continental United States and are still growing and expanding. In the next 5 years we will double the number of Branch Offices and significantly increase annual revenue. In order to do that we need good people like you, who want to grow and learn. We consistently offer the best of both to all of our employees.

Job Description

General Summary:

Under general supervision, responsible for supporting many aspects of the Sales and Use Tax function, encompassing support with state/local sales and use tax audits, processing and maintaining customer/vendor resale and exemption certificates, researching and resolving customer and vendor tax issues, performing taxability research, facilitating eCommerce order to cash, and other duties as assigned.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine proper state and local taxability of customers on an account and transaction basis

  • Real property transaction and service taxability experience

  • Review and approve sales tax on real property transactions and invoices

  • Multi-state internet research on sales tax related issues

  • Experience with CCH.com tax and accounting research website

  • Handle and resolve notices and assessments with taxing authorities and negotiate minimum payouts.

  • Update and maintain tax rate changes. Assist with special projects, as needed.

  • Experience and knowledge of state and local tax audit process

  • Process, analyze, and reconcile the sales/use tax return filings and accounts.

  • Effectively communicate sales and use tax laws to both internal and external customers through research and interpretation of state regulations. This includes providing supporting documentation to internal/external customer

  • Assist customers on tax helpline and email

  • Special projects and other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Multi-state taxability research experience is required

  • 1-2 year sales and local tax experience a plus

  • Basic accounting knowledge with account reconciliation experience and journal entry preparation

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrated customer focused behavior such as building positive relationships

  • Excellent problem solving skills, internet research, direct resolution with taxing authorities.

  • Ability to deal with difficult situations in a diplomatic and professional manner

  • Ability to make recommendations based on investigation and judgment as well as ability to discern when to escalate issues

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, ability to adjust communication based on customer situation

  • Active Listening - give full attention to the words and take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate

  • Time Management - ability to prioritize workload and manage one's own time

  • A positive approach and willingness to learn coupled with the ability to work in a team environment

Requisition # 2018-14968

Category Finance / Accounting

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at Recruitment@Lennoxintl.com

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