Finance & Legal

Accountant, Sales & Use Tax

Remote- USA
Req ID 1036

Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia. 

As our Accountant, Sales & Use Tax, you will assist with keeping Seismic compliant with sales and use tax and other reporting in all states and local jurisdictions.

You are right for this role if you are passionate about adding value to a fast-paced organization through the delivery of timely, complete, and accurate sales and use tax analysis and filings.  You are forward-looking and possess a can-do attitude and work ethic. You are excited by the prospect of joining a company in the early innings of growing into a multi-billion-dollar company. You have past sales and use tax experience in a fast growth company.  

What you’ll be doing:

Sales & Use Tax

  • Own the end-to-end sales and use tax process from new registrations with taxing authorities for new sales and use tax filings to preparation and timely filing of sales and use tax returns, including amended returns and refund requests, and payment of related tax liabilities
  • Monitor nexus status and filing requirements on an ongoing basis and maintain inventory listing of state registration by legal entity
  • Oversee collection and maintenance of customer exemption certificates
  • Review source data to ensure accuracy and compliance with tax laws
  • Manage sales and use tax audits and respond to tax notices and answer inquiries from tax authorities, vendors, and customers as it relates to sales and use tax
  • Own the VDAs (Voluntary Disclosure Agreements) process
  • Assist with sales tax software implementation and maintenance
  • Assist in various specific sales tax projects which may involve research and compliance in sales tax
  • Stay up to date on tax laws and regulations and perform research to resolve sales tax issues.
  • Other admin activities, such as prepare necessary paperwork for sales tax inquiries, state inquiries and other ongoing departmental projects
  • Review sales and use tax account reconciliations and analyze variances including providing support for annual financial statement audits

General Accounting

  • Perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations of key accounts as assigned
  • Assist with month end close and various other assigned duties within Orders to Cash team as needed
  • Complete accounting functions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Participate in the monthly general ledger closing process
  • Responsible for effectively researching, tracking, and resolving accounting problems and discrepancies

What you bring to the team:

  • 3+ years of experience with sales and use tax
  • Ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under accelerated monthly and quarterly close deadlines, while maintaining quality and accuracy. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, while also able to thrive working within a team to expedite completion of critical projects with other functional groups. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products. 
  • Prior experience with sales and use tax in SaaS industry a plus
  • Prior experience in NetSuite is a plus. 
  • Prior experience with Avalara is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in accounting or related field from four-year college or university is preferred.

 What we have for you:

  • Generous PTO, paid holidays,and paid parental leave 
  • CompetitiveMedical, Dental and Vision Plans  
  • Robust 401(k) fund options with company matching
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Seismic Cares volunteer program
  • #OneSeismic culture that celebrates wins, encourages autonomy, ownership,and transparency 


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Headquartered in San Diego and with more than 1,300 employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement, backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft. 

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.  

UNITED STATES CANDIDATES ONLY: Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. At Seismic, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new U.S. based Seismic employees, whose job requires them to meet in person with others or be present at a Seismic office in the course of their employment, must provide original documentation confirming status having received the prescribed vaccinations (doses) based on the manufacturer’s guidelines on their first day of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.