Reports to the System Director of Tax / Tax Managers / Sales Tax Coordinator, and is responsible for performing a variety of state and local tax compliance duties, in accordance with general policies and procedures of the Accounting Department.
* Responsible for the preparation of state and local filings (such as income tax, sales and use tax, personal property tax, unclaimed property (escheats), and related filings). Perform analysis on data received to ensure completeness, consistency, and accuracy prior to completing / filing returns. * Provide primary support for System Director of Tax / Tax Managers / Sales Tax Coordinator / Outside Consultants in related tax compliance and consulting matters. * Act as liaison between outside consultants and internal Accounting and Patient Accounts teams on unclaimed property (escheatment) issues. Also, perform information gathering and analysis to assist with this process. * Gather information, perform analysis and complete returns for insurance premium tax and federal excise tax purposes. * Ability to engage peers and other appropriate individuals in gathering required information. * Provide assistance to general accounting with the monthly close process. * Provide back-up for other individuals in Tax Department, as needed. * Other duties as assigned by System Director of Tax / Tax Managers / Sales Tax Coordinator.
A. Education/Skills * BS/BA in Accounting or Finance preferred
B. Experience * Tax or accounting experience (tax compliance experience preferred -- prior experience working with healthcare system(s) that have mixture of tax-exempt and taxable corporate entities, in particular, is a definite plus). * Ability to analyze, research and interpret tax issues, document and communicate findings. * Must be self-motivated, capable of taking initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing priorities, and effectively manage deadlines. * Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and have strong rapport with the executive team, colleagues, and subordinates. * Strong communication skills with internal and external customer base. * Solid business acumen. * Previous work experience demonstrating knowledge of general policies and procedures followed in an accounting/tax department. * Experience with advanced Excel spreadsheet tools preferred. * Experience with Meditech accounting software is a plus.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications * None required (but CPA is a plus)
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.