Sales Tax Accountant I

Fargo, ND
Nov 03, 2017
Feb 09, 2018
Border States Electric
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.



Supports the day-to-day operations of the Compliance Department in providing sales tax and accounting functions. Prepares monthly sales tax returns, remits sales tax, and resolves questions regarding sales tax and maintains customer sales tax exemption certificates.



Essential Functions

Prepares and reviews monthly sales tax returns and remits sales tax to the appropriate state officials.

Contacts state sales tax agencies and provides answers on sales tax policy questions posed by customers, corporate departments and branch employees.

Adjusts sales taxes on customer invoices once supporting documentation is received by canceling and rebilling invoices and applying customer payments.

Maintains customer sales tax exemption certificates.


Non-essential Functions

Assists with sales and use tax implications for all company acquisitions.

Assists with education and training of branch and corporate department personnel on sales and use tax issues.

Assists with sales tax audits.

Assists with month end duties as assigned by Financial Accounting team.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate



Minimum of a four-year accounting, finance or business administration degree preferred or the equivalent in work experience.

Ability to read, write and speak in English is preferred.

Prefer strong working knowledge of PC Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software.


Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 20 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?


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