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Sr. Tax Associate, Direct Tax

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15241
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is looking for an ideal candidate to fill our Tax Senior Associate position based out of our headquarters in San Francisco, California reporting to the Senior Manager of Direct Tax. This position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the company's US federal and global direct tax compliance and planning and the accounting for income taxes under US GAAP and local GAAP. Responsibilities also include supporting the company's global transfer pricing and related reporting.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to be a big-picture, strategic thinker with the willingness to roll-up sleeves and execute. The candidate will operate with a sense of urgency and will have the proven ability to work across diverse lines of an expanding global organization. It is essential that the successful candidate has strong communication and leadership skills, a well-rounded tax background, strong self-management, hands-on accounting experience and a desire to problem solve in a non-routine, dynamic environment.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Assist and prepare the company's US and local GAAP accounting for income taxes and related financial reporting. Maintain internal reporting of the company's effective tax rate to management.
* Assist with the company's direct tax compliance (outsourced), including federal tax adjustment calculations, state apportionment, and state supporting workpapers- ensuring compliance with all such required tax return filings.
* Assist and prepare all income and franchise tax extensions and estimated tax payments.
* Ensure that tax positions are well documented and thoroughly supported by work papers.
* Assists with federal, state and local income tax audits.
* Performs research, analysis and interpretation of new or revised federal, state and local tax law changes and evaluates organizational impact.
* Performs timely resolution of correspondence and notices from income tax authorities.
* Identifies and implements process improvements to better leverage department resources.
* Assist with analysis of annual transfer pricing reports.
* Maintains professional status by keeping technically current; reading tax periodicals, attending seminars, and other development activities.
* Works on special projects as assigned.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because you have...

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
* CPA or JD a plus, but not necessary
* Minimum of 2-5 years of progressive tax experience (with a blend of public accounting and public multinational retail experience a plus)
* High level of competence working with corporate income tax software and maintaining or development of workpapers that adequately document and support tax positions
* Strong technical knowledge of income tax, accounting for income taxes (e.g. ASC 740) and transfer pricing
* Experience in interacting with auditors and audit defense, a plus
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to respond to, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest of standards of completeness and accuracy
* Effective and decisive under pressure
* Strong planning, research, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
* Strong excel, word and power point skills. Alteryx experience a plus
* Strong sense of business ethics, integrity and discretion

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses


WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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