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Ballard Marine Construction: Tax (Sales & Use) & Staff Accountant

Ballard Marine Construction

This is a Full-time position in Washougal, WA posted December 29, 2021.


Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.

Our experience enables us to adapt quickly to unique problems and resolve potentially costly situations for our clients.

In addition, we have the proven ability to customize systems and management teams for individual projects.

Why join Ballard?

It’s as simple.

You get to work on really cool stuff with really cool people.

We live by our values Safety, Team First, Loyalty, Integrity and Respect.

Our employees are our success.

It’s really that simple.

You want to work here.


Job Summary: Responsible for participating in full accounting cycle duties in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as additional accounting projects as assigned.

Duties include reconciling accounts, preparing, and verifying reports for accuracy, auditing and balancing receivables and revenues for accuracy.

Additionally, will be responsible for the preparation of state and local sales use tax returns, maintaining a detailed schedule of filing deadlines and assist in the calculation of sales and use tax on invoices.

The position will also perform reconciliation of accrued sales & use tax accounts, prepare property tax returns and other tax activities as needed.

This position will be based out of our home office in Washougal, Washington; a beautiful place to work!

Ideal Candidate: Education:Associates degree in accounting; Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.

Equivalent education/experience considered.

Experience:3+ years of experience with sales & use tax in the construction industry.3+ years of general accounting experience.Experience with multi-state use tax treatment related to construction helpful.eCMS experience is a plus.

Skills:Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be responsive in oral and written communication with associates at all levels.Able to work in a fast-paced, team environment with a commitment to achieve goals and meet deadlines promptly.Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and well organized.Strong quantitative thinkingAble to effectively manage multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines.Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.Able to analyze existing processes and implement modifications to meet the changing needs of a changing organization.Demonstrated applied knowledge of accounting software.Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Responsibilities: Sales & Use TaxPrepare and file monthly, quarterly, and annual sales and use tax returns for all required states.Process tax payments to appropriate agencies and verify payments to the GL, including managing tax accrual accounts.Research and resolve tax noticesMonitor Federal, state, and local tax laws that impact the company and interpret and implement changes as required to maintain compliance.Assist with obtaining audit support documentation and is an integral part in managing sales tax audits.Review Accounts Payable invoices to determine applicable use tax, as needed.Assist Controller with other federal and state issues and projects, as needed.

Staff AccountantReconcile general ledger accounts, prepares journal entries, audit work papers, budgetary projections, forecasts.Assists in accounts receivableAssists in accounts payableCompile and performs both routine and complex data analysis.Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None Physical Demands / Working Environment: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Moves self in different positions to accomplish tasks.Regularly repeats motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.Communicates with others to exchange information.Occasionally moves objects up to 20 pounds.

Benefits: Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!

EEO Statement: Ballard Marine Construction, LLC.

is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.

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