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Accounting Specialist II, Tax Technology

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J

IT, Accounting & Finance
Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Accounting Specialist II, Tax Technology

Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

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 characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Military encouraged to apply.

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to support the Sales Tax team from a technology perspective to aid in system implementation, integration and configuration for the preparation, filing, and reconciliation of various state and local sales tax returns.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepare monthly tax pre-compliance data manipulation and loading into tax filing software
  2. Maintain tax system jurisdictions and jurisdictional rates based on current law
  3. Examine and evaluate the purpose and content of tax reports to develop new or improve existing report content and completeness
  4. Analyze data for reconciliations to ensure tax liabilities are accurately stated; Reconcile tax accounts, investigate discrepancies, and make recommendations for account resolution; Prepare journal entries as necessary
  5. Develop and maintain Alteryx scripts in support of data integrations and transformations necessary to enable the automated preparation of returns and reconciliations
  6. Proactively gain knowledge and update tax users with training of new functionality in Vertex/PDI/Alteryx
  7. Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  8. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  9. Complete other duties as assigned
  1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in accounting, finance, or other business-related field
  2. Experience with data analytics tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Alteryx)

Specialized Knowledge

  1. Sales Tax Accountant II level or above
  2. Proficient to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  3. Experience with Vertex, PDI, Alteryx, and Right Angle software


  1. Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage multiple projects successfully in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  2. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  3. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  4. Self-motivated with ability to work both independently and within teams in order to establish and meet deadlines, goals, and objectives

Additional Information

Overnight Travel

Overnight travel required is up to 5%

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  1. General office work requiring sitting or standing for long periods of time
  2. Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  3. Able to work evenings, weekends and odd hours as needed

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Posted: 7/1/2024

Job Status: Full Time

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