Senior Property Tax Accountant
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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POSITION PURPOSE -
  • This position is responsible for interpreting legal documents to determine the company's appropriate property tax liability and establishing the appropriate payment method, assisting in valuation management, performing tax perorations for all acquisitions and dispositions, ensuring SOX404 compliance, and filing the business personal property tax returns.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
  • Performs the research of all personal property and real estate tax issues regarding; personal property audits, compliance, lease audits and tax valuations; responsible for timely and accurate filing of personal tax renditions

  • Interacts with corporate accounting, legal department and real estate accounting to gather pertinent information regarding; real estate closing documents, property leases, fixed asset data, inventory figures and leased equipment

  • Monitors tax appraisal notices and files protests to maximizing appeal opportunities or works with outside consultants, as needed , to manage valuation process

  • Negotiates personal property tax audit assessments and real estate tax assessment values. Reviews month-end close for accuracy and SOX404 compliance

  • Assists in the planning of strategies for minimization of property tax expense. Assists in the preparation of annual real estate and personal property budgets

  • Assists in managing outside vendors/consultants

  • Works closely with Tax Specialists and Staff Accountants to enhance their property tax knowledge

NATURE AND SCOPE -
  • Typically reports to Tax Manager

  • No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Must be eighteen years of age or older

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

EDUCATION REQUIRED -
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 3

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Experience in tax preparation, tax filing, tax compliance, tax review, tax research, and tax audit management experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
  • Typically requires knowledge and application of theories and principles of tax law, accounting and tax cycles

  • Typically requires some knowledge of Home Depot's systems and their relationship with other areas of the SSC as well as stores

  • Typically requires analytical, organization, project management, communication and people management skills

  • Typically requires strong computer skills (Access, Word, Excel and IBM)

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