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Title:  Tax Compliance Associate

Job ID:  24469
Country:  USA
City:  Teaneck
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom, a major brand in the heated tobacco category. Within the US, we only market and sell the following key brands: Wave, Export 'A', LD and WINGS.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 26,000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the third consecutive year and number one Top Employer certification in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development. 
We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com

Position Purpose

Our organization is presently seeking a Tax Compliance Associate to become a member of our Finance team.


The primary purpose of this position is to provide preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns and filings to State governmental authorities (ie. Tobacco tax, Sales and Use, etc).  Majority of time spent on monthly tobacco filings.  Accounting and cash/banking responsibilities for minor JTI entities as well.


This position is located in our Teaneck, NJ Office.


Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Tax compliance:  Timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual tax filings and other reporting to Federal and State government agencies, including tobacco tax, Sales and Use tax, property tax, excise tax, form 1099's, and other miscellaneous tax returns for all entities.  Ensure timely payment of tax and accounting bookings are made.  Handling tax notices and other tax requirements with governmental authorities.Organize and keep track of tax documents into appropriate folders. 
  • Accounting, Cash -  Daily review of bank transactions, deposits, cash balances, and record cash movements.  Accounting for minor JTI entities (ie. JTIDF, JTINA, JTI US Holdings). Submit excel templates of journal entries and ensure accounting bookings are posted accurately.  Perform month-end closing processes accurately and timely.  Preparation of financial statements.  
  • Reporting and Controls:  Complete monthly Key Account Reconciliations and quarterly reporting by deadlines.  Perform baseline controls work.  Provide documents for internal audits, responding to requests from internal auditors, and implementation of recommended audit findings if necessary.
  • Other Projects -  Seek opportunities to improve current procedures.  Perform and support requests of additional duties or special projects from Manager as necessary.


Functional Skills

  • Ability to multitask.


Qualifactions & Experience

  • 4 year BA/BS Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business. 
  • 1-2 Years of compliance experience such as Sales and Use, property tax returns etc.  Basic accounting experience also needed. 
  • Good working knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, data dumps for analysis and sorting).  SAP experience preferred but not necessary.  Fluency in English is essential to understand legal and governmental documents and to handle discussions with governmental agencies and internal stakeholders. 


Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.
Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:

  • Bonus 
  • Annual Merit Increase 
  • Healthcare 
  • Dental 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 401k Plan + Company Contributions 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Disability
  • Tuition Assistance



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