Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Tax Accountant

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 2:32 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 industries.

    As a Tax Accountant, you will work in a team environment to help ensure that Lithia complies with sales and use tax and similar reporting obligations for its nationwide network of automotive dealerships. You may also work to support the company’s income tax and financial reporting functions as needed.


    Operating as an integral part of the tax department requires constant communication with all tax team members, other departments at Lithia’s corporate headquarters and satellite offices, and with Lithia’s dealerships. Success ultimately includes knowledge of tax laws, company policies and procedures, corporate accounting, and store operations as they relate to sales taxes.

    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

    • Support the income tax compliance and financial reporting processes as needed;
    • 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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