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Accountant III- Accounts Payable

Company: Cedar Point
Location: Sandusky
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:Cedar Fair is seeking an Accountant III - Accounts Payable (AP). The Accountant III - AP will work in a fast pacedand high volume environment leveraging automated software in reviewing and processing accounts payableinvoices, check requests, expense reports, and purchasing card transactions for locations within the UnitedStates and Canada to ensure timely disbursements per vendor and company payment terms. The Accountant III- AP will rely upon their experience, acquired knowledge and discretion in the evaluation of capital versusexpense analysis and multi-state and multi-jurisdictional sales and use tax application. - - - -
Responsibilities:

  • Provide an independent evaluation of sales and use tax assessments on vendor invoices.
  • Continually research and stay current on knowledge of sales and use tax laws, rules, and regulations in all Cedar Fair jurisdictions to help Cedar Fair stay in compliance and to leverage any opportunities for cost savings. Disseminates information as needed to keep others informed.
  • Work closely with the Cedar Fair Tax department and Corporate Directors - Financial Accounting to assureunderstanding of tax judgment is sound, reasonable, fair and in compliance.
  • Assist in training of accounts payable staff on determination of sales and use tax.
  • Prepare state and local use tax returns for each entity and submit completed returns to the Supervisor -AP in a timely fashion to ensure payments are made prior to deadlines.
  • Reconcile select AP and related general ledger accounts monthly, specifically use tax liability.
  • Complete quarter-end schedules as assigned.
  • Prepare periodic accruals and provide them to the Regional Financial Accounting teams.
  • Set priorities, organize, and accomplish tasks within defined deadlines.
  • Possess ability to calculate, post, and manage vendor account and financial records.
  • Research issues for vendors and associates.
  • Assume role as initial point of contact for any external use tax audits and assist in sales tax audits.
  • Lead in hiring, training, supervision, and performance review process for seasonal and part-time AP staff.
  • Assist in fielding questions from other departments regarding the correct application of sales and use tax.
  • Responsibilities may occasionally require an adjusted work schedule to meet certain deadlines. This mayinclude mandatory overtime and/or evening/weekend hours except where prohibited by law.
  • Adhere to and enforce all Cedar Fair policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies,and will demonstrate commitment to Cedar Fair core values and Cedar Fair cornerstones.
  • Other duties as assigned. - -
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from an accredited four-year college or university and/or aminimum of 4-6 years combined accounting and/or industry related experience.
    • Understanding of basic accounting practices.
    • Experience with ERP software, Hyland, or other automated AP systems.
    • Multi-jurisdictional Sales and Use Tax knowledge is required.
    • Solid critical thinking skills to ensure the company only pays the taxes due with a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
    • Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook (MicroSoft Suite) and pdf (Adobe Acrobat).
    • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills and able to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and time management skills.
    • Confidence to ask questions and get clarification, display a positive attitude, and have a strong work ethic.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Dependable, honest and exhibits integrity. -#LI-KW1 -

Keywords: Cedar Point, Lorain , Accountant III- Accounts Payable, Other , Sandusky, Ohio

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