SALES & INDIRECT TAX SR ANALYSTHershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) HeadquartersHershey, PA
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Job Description

This Sr Analyst of Sales & Indirect Taxes offers the right candidate opportunity for career development and growth at a dynamic entertainment and hospitality company. As a tax professional within the Company, the successful candidate will lead a scope of responsibilities including a variety of standard compliance activities, enhancements in internal controls, and strengthening of processes and workflow documentation related to transactional taxes. The position will work with operations, finance, taxing authorities, and service providers to identify issues, implement strategies, and ensure accurate tax reporting and compliance for the organization. This position is responsible for assisting with periodic review and/or examination of records by various taxing authorities, identifying opportunities for improvement, and helping educate fellow coworkers on the same.

This position is responsible for month end closing and analysis related to the Company's various transaction taxes, including sales and use tax, parking tax, amusement tax, hotel occupancy taxes, and real estate taxes. Tasks include reconciliation of the aforementioned balance sheet and income statement accounts, as well as comparison to budget. This position is also responsible for ensuring the timely filing of returns related to sales and use tax, parking tax, amusement tax, hotel occupancy taxes, real estate taxes and unclaimed property. This position will report to and perform miscellaneous financial analysis projects and tasks at the request of the Managing Director of Treasury.

Job Functions (Items marked with an asterisk are essential functions of this position):
  • Review of sales and use tax, amusement tax, parking tax and hotel tax filings; Lead compliance efforts around Company's tax collection and reporting obligations, including collaboration with operations and information technology on point of sales systems, etc. Perform research and organize guidance relative to transaction taxes, especially sales tax. Review contracts and agreements relative to taxes. Coordinate any audits conducted on Company records by governmental agencies*
  • Review of real estate tax assessments and bills; lead analysis on impact of real estate tax assessments on various capital projects. Prepare annual real estate tax budgets, prepare reconciliation of the aforementioned balance sheet and income statement accounts, as well as comparison to budget. Maintain good standing relationship with tax authorities and providing on-site visits, as scheduled*
  • Plan, direct, and execute various transaction tax projects, including technology improvement to increase process efficiencies; Demonstrate initiative, creativity, and implement processes that improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial reporting and compliance activities.* Enhance process narratives related to transactional tax activities, including set-up, preparation, filing, and review/ reconciliation*
  • Enhance process narratives related to transactional tax activities, including set-up, preparation, filing, and review/reconciliation*
  • Perform tax research to support Company decision making process; Monitor existing and emerging tax law changes and assess the impact on the Company; Prepare research memoranda, written correspondence/guidance and other documents for submission to management and taxing authorities*
  • Research and advise on miscellaneous ad-hoc tax implications for items such as compensation and benefits*
  • Serve as a back-up for our fixed asset analyst, assisting with capital expenditures and capital asset tracking and reporting
  • Assist in gathering internal documents and supporting schedules for use by external parties for preparation of income tax provision and returns*
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Extensive experience in the preparation of sales tax returns
  • Bachelor's degree - Accounting, Finance, Business, or related major
  • Must have a valid Drivers' License
  • Experiencewith PA sales tax regulation/law and filings highly desirable


Additional Qualifications:
  • Industry Experience - Amusement Park, Hospitality, and/or Retail preferred
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word
  • Advising on tax implications of compensation and benefit issues a plus
  • Experience in the preparation of amusement tax, parking tax and hotel tax filings preferred
  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships with Company finance and operations managers, peers in the tax profession, and external service providers
  • Ability to span a broad spectrum of issues ranging from the routine to complex
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Proficient working with details on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

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ANDREW HELMERVICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCESAndy was named Vice President, Human Resources in January 2014. Andy began his career with the company in 1984 at Hersheypark and held various positions in the Foods Department at the Park over the next eight years. In 1992, he began his management career as Food Service Personnel Coordinator. Throughout his more than 20-year career with the company, Andy has held a variety of positions, including Manager Compensation/HRIS and Assistant General Manager of the Entertainment Complex. Prior to becoming the company's Vice President, Human Resources, Andy served as Managing Director of Human Resources.
JOHN K. LAWNPRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERJohn was appointed a Director of the company in June 2017. John was elected Chief Executive Officer in June 2017 after serving as President since September 2016. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and held other leadership positions in the Entertainment division, including Director of Food & Beverage and Assistant General Manager of Hersheypark®. Prior to joining the company, John worked with clients at Yankee Stadium, FedEx Field, and the Men's US Open Championships, as well as at other sporting venues and premier hospitality events throughout the country. John is a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). He serves on the boards of both the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYHershey Entertainment & Resorts is dedicated to preserving the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey. Mr. Hershey's business practices of more than 100 years ago extended to what business leaders today recognize as the foundations of responsible and sustainable business. He believed that supporting the community and helping those in need were an important part in the success of his business model. Those same beliefs hold true today and are the foundation to everything we do as a company.
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