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Senior Sales Tax Accountant

Posted January 25, 2023

Hilton - Shared Services - Memphis
Memphis, TN
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Our Finance team serves as a critical business partner responsible for managing all global activities related to financial performance, accounting, tax, forecasting, risk management, and asset management.

What will I be doing? As the Senior Sales Tax Accountant, the team will lean on your deep understanding of Tax and analytical skills to administer, prepare, review and analyze sales, use, and transient occupancy tax returns of more complex filings. You will use your strong interpersonal skills every single day to build positive partnerships with your team members who rely on you as a supervisor. You will work most closely with the Sales Tax Accountant and Sales Tax Accountant Associates. Also, acting as a resource to your team members, you will assist with research, audits, and planning projects.

More specifically, you will:

  • Administer, prepare and file sales, use, occupancy, telephone, and liquor tax returns for owned and/or managed hotels and notify hotel finance and property of any abnormalities.
  • Keep accurate tax rate schedules for all assigned properties and notify finance and property of any changes promptly.
  • Maintain jurisdiction files for assigned properties following state and local law.
  • Review assigned properties’ claimed room exemptions with the responsibility of accepting or rejecting exemptions in compliance with laws and rules monthly.
  • Respond to requests for tax information by both internal customers and taxing authorities in addition to resolving compliance issues with taxing authorities. You will frequently partner with corporate hotel accountants and hotel location personnel.
  • Maintain a tax calendar with due dates, registration numbers, database, and other information to ensure all returns are filed timely.
  • Train and serve as a contact to Sales Tax Accountants, including acting as the first point of contact for questions when Sales Tax Accountants encounter difficult issues before escalating to the Manager.


What are we looking for? We are looking for a problem solver and self-starter who is passionate about using their analytical skills to solve complicated problems. We believe creativity, thinking uniquely, and taking the initiative in making decisions will consistently improve the team while building substantial partnerships. Further, success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Good judgment in evaluating situations and making sound decisions
  • Expertise in analyzing and interpreting financial data
  • Aptitude for working well under pressure while effectively balancing multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritizing responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Professional demeanor and excitement for working in a team environment

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of corporate/public accounting/state tax department experience
  • Two (2) years of working with computerized financial systems
  • Knowledge of multi-state sales & use tax
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • BA/BS Bachelor's and/or MA/MS Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge of multi-state sales & lodging taxes
  • Six (6) years of Indirect Tax experience

What is it like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of their role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Hilton - Shared Services - Memphis

755 Crossover Lane
Memphis, TN 38117

Regional Office

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We are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.