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University of Southern Mississippi Senior Tax Accountant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Senior Tax Accountant

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Tax Accountant.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001

United States

Division Office of the Controller

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Full Time

Grant Funded No

Salary Range 55,000.00 - 63,000.00

Pay Grade


Posting Close Date May 31, 2023

Job Summary

Provides accounting support to the various areas within the Controller’s Office including coordinating university tax compliance and reporting obligations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the review and approval process of various payments for Awards, Stipends, Independent Contractors, etc.

  • Responsible for communication and submission of monthly taxable fringe benefits to payroll, including but not limited to courtesy cars and moving expenses.

  • Responsible for coordinating UBIT review process, making applicable tax deposits, and annual submission of tax form 990-T.

  • Prepares and submits additional tax deposits and tax reports including sales tax and 1042 withholding tax.

  • Performs various reconciliations to ensure applicable taxes are accurate.

  • Assists with other necessary accounting functions to contribute to the effectiveness of the Controller’s Office and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in accounting or business and 5-7 years of accounting experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive experience and skills with all Microsoft Office programs and or applications and query tools will be needed.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, personal integrity and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Ability to interpret and research federal, state and local tax regulations; and ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required of this position.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of generally accepted accounting principles. Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • The ability to effectively and efficiently problem solve including but not limited to the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and applying several abstract and concrete variables.

Preferred Qualifications

Governmental accounting and/or tax experience.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.