Sales Tax Accountant

Main Office (MOS)




The Sales Tax Accountant is responsible for accurately preparing and filing all sales, use, hotel and other state and local tax and business returns for various entities in over 80 tax jurisdictions.


  • Calculates, prepares and files sales, use and hotel occupancy returns
  • Prepares monthly sales and use tax accruals
  • Researches and resolves tax-related discrepancies
  • Administers and processes sales, use, and hotel tax compliance, remittances, and reporting requirements for all Sun locations in the United States and Canada
  • Ensures accuracy of all returns, worksheets and accrual calculation requirements to minimize assessments and penalties
  • Completes sales, use, and hotel tax registrations and license renewals; maintains a listing and copies of all licenses, registrations, resale certificates, and exemption certificates
  • Prepares responses to requests for information from outside taxing authorities
  • Reconciles and analyzes monthly and quarterly sales and use tax accounts for all entities; works with Accounting department to investigate and resolve any issues
  • Troubleshoots any sales and use tax inconsistencies requiring timely investigation, abatement and resolution
  • Monitors accounting systems to ensure correct rates and tax rules are updated
  • Researches sales and use tax requirements for acquisitions in new jurisdictions; documents research and makes recommendations to management for implementation of new sales, use, and hotel taxes
  • Works with outside vendors, IT, Accounting and Internal Audit to ensure tax is correctly calculated and remitted on all applicable transactions
  • Assists with department records retention, assuring accuracy and appropriate maintenance of department records, both physical and electronic
  • Assists with personal property tax and annual report filings as needed
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field (Required)
  • 2 years experience in a tax or accounting role, preferably in public accounting
  • 6 months prior experience with sales & use tax at a large or multi-state firm
  • Basic knowledge of tax concepts in a multi-entity/multi-state structure
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing high priority tasks
  • Excelled computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with 4 plan options so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental and Vision Plans
  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and Dependent Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth of a child, adoption, or placement of a child
  • Free Virtual 1:1 Tutoring for the children of Sun Team Members
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  117610

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