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Senior Tax Accountant

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

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Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Senior Tax Accountant


Campus: Tempe

Accountant Sr

Job Description

Performs professional accounting activities for the Arizona State University Tax Department. As part of the duties there will be varied and complex tax calculations and reviews related to multiple tax and accounting functions. Requires the ability to be detail orientated, flexible, and provide a high caliber of service to multiple departments, employees and others related to the university.

 A successful candidate, not presently employed within Financial Services, will be paid a signing bonus of $750 and a $1,250 bonus after completing six months of employment with the department. 

Job Family

Finance & Accounting

Department Name

FS Tax Compliance



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$63,000.00 per year

Close Date




Essential Duties

Duties will include: daily transactional analysis for accuracy and appropriate tax and accounting treatment, worker classification review and consulting, sales and use tax review and guidance, 1099 reporting, payments to foreign national compliance, and additional compliance as assigned. This also includes advising and being a liaison across departments in regards to processes and methods for payments as well as assisting them in finding solutions that accomplish their goals while still complying with the various rules and regulations. This position has to be adaptable to changes in job duties and be able to manage environments of change.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience; OR, six (6) years professional accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, practices, principles and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Experience in performing detailed numerical computations.
  • Experience in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.
  • Evidence of effective communication.
  • Experience in the use of computer hardware and software.

Working Environment

  • Work in an office setting and use office equipment.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time, travel moderate distances to perform work.
  • Use hands/fingers for repetitive motions.
  • Effective communication skills to perform essential duties.
  • Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions.
  • May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.
ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. 

We offer our employees hybrid work arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required. The hybrid work arrangement may vary by department. 

Department Statement

Financial Services serves the university community in a professional, accessible, customer focused, efficient and innovative manner by timely processing financial transactions and providing accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training and treasury management services.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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