Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Tax Accountant

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 6:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc.


    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


    Sales and Use Tax

    • Prepare and process sales tax returns, balance and clear general ledgers to complete tax return entries, communicate with dealerships regarding exempt transactions, and facilitate the filing of returns and payments;
    • Assist the department’s data gathering and manipulation processes necessary for sales tax function;
    • Communicate internally to facilitate preparation of tax returns and special projects;
    • Research tax positions and assist in developing strategies and initiatives;
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Income Tax

    • Prepare various book/tax difference calculations and schedules for federal and multistate income tax returns;
    • Prepare schedules supporting the income tax provision eventually working towards proficiency in ASC 740 concepts and Longview tax provision software;
    • Other duties 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 CDK, Hyperion, Excel, BNA 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 workpapers and sales and use tax returns;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Critical thinking requiring use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems;
    • Time management including the 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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