Lithia Motors, Inc.

Tax Accountant

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/19/2018 11:07 AM)
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Lithia Motors, Inc.



Tax Accountant


This is an incredible opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing companies in the Fortune 500, alongside some of the most intelligent and forward thinking executives in the retail and automotive industry.


Our growth model rewards leaders who challenge themselves to find better ways to help our stores achieve their objectives.  Successful candidates will be credible leaders, demonstrate ability to produce results, and be someone people get excited to work with.

As a Tax Accountant, you will work in a team environment and support the Company’s income tax, sales tax, and financial reporting functions. Operating as an integral part of the tax department, this role will collaborate with tax colleagues as well as across the business units, satellite offices and dealerships. 

Job Description


Income Tax & Sales and Use Tax

  • Prepare various book/tax difference calculations and schedules for federal and multistate income tax returns
  • Prepare schedules supporting the income tax provision.
  • Work towards proficiency in ASC 740 concepts and Longview tax provision software.
  • Research tax positions and assist in developing strategies.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.



  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in completing essential duties



The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Knowledge of and eventual proficiency in ADP, Hyperion, Excel, Great Plains and other systems as assigned
  • Understanding of income tax and sales and use tax laws and rates and proficiency in research of such items
  • Proficiency in processes and data manipulation used for income tax workbook and sales and use tax preparation
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time



  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • CPA or candidate eligible for the CPA exam desired
  • Prior work experience in tax or accounting desired


Lithia Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in your state of residence
  • 24 months licensed driving experience
  • Pass a 7 year criminal background check


The above objectives and explanations are being presented to identify what is expected of you in this position.  There are many other details and specifics involved in your responsibilities; however, in terms of areas by which you will be reviewed, these are the key issues. The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in this position. 


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