Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Senior Tax Analyst

    Posted Date 7 days ago(8/7/2018 7:01 PM)
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  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc.


    Senior Tax Analyst (CPA)



    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.

    The Senior Tax Analyst will play a key role in the company’s income tax functions including federal and multi-state tax returns, quarterly estimated payments, and ASC 740 reporting. This position will participate in and lead tax planning and special projects. Other critical responsibilities include process improvement, leveraging technology, and training team members.


    This role reports to the Tax Manager.

    Job Description



    Income Tax & Sales and Use Tax

    • Assist with the federal and state income tax returns
    • Prepare and review income tax workpapers to support tax returns including book/tax differences, apportionment, and other supporting schedules
    • Design and implement improvements to workpaper processes, work cross functionally
    • Work closely with outside tax provider

    • Preparation and /or assisting in review of computation of federal and multi-state estimated tax payments
    • Preparation and /or assisting in review of interim and year-end ASC 740 income tax provision
    • Review sales and use tax returns; communicate technical S&U issues internally and externally

    • Assist in various tax planning and special projects
    • Research tax issues, analyze federal and state laws to interpret how they apply to the company, prepare technical documentation to communicate tax issues
    • Recommend and assist with implementation of enhancements to processes and procedures related to evolution of the company, changes in the business environment, and tax law changes
    • Identify tax planning or tax strategy opportunities
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
    • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
    • Thoroughness, accuracy 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.
    • 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


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
    • CPA or CPA eligible
    • Must have at least two years of tax experience

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
    • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment

    Lithia Minimum Hiring Requirements 

    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • 18 years or older
    • Possess a driver's license in your state of residence
    • Pass a motor vehicle report
    • Pass a 7 year criminal background check

    NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).





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