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Accountant

Job ID 1539146BR Date posted 02/11/2019 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0064 - Taxes
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
This position will work on indirect tax audits for Lowe’s primarily related to state and local sales and use tax and may provide support on property tax appeals and other local jurisdictional indirect taxes applicable to Company business activities.
The primary purpose of this position will involve assisting with and managing sales and use tax audits for the US and Canada. Secondary responsibilities include preparation and filing of tax returns, general ledger account reconciliations, SOX internal control testing, and tax research on various topics. The position will also be required to answer tax related questions from stores and vendors and may be asked to assist with real property appeals.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:
• Assist with and manage sales and use tax audits to close them in a timely and efficient manner with a focus on activities that are more complex in nature and require and understanding and application of basic accounting and tax knowledge
• Ability to work with external consultants and meet tight deadlines to ensure audits are closed timely to prevent the company from accruing an unnecessary amount of interest for unpaid sales and use tax
• Prepare and evaluate reports or returns to ensure accuracy of financial reporting and analysis
• Researche various financial activities to identify issues, explain findings to principal accountants,managers, and directors to determine resolution
• Maintain appropriate supporting documents, provisions, and other details for accounting transactions and entries
• Communicate effectively within the team, across other functions, and with external parties to ensure alignment
• Work with applications to handle large amounts and analyze and review prior to providing to the auditor. Tools will include applications like Knime and Alteryx.
• Review job procedures consistently to identify potential improvements that will increase the accuracy and efficiency of all assigned tasks
• Respond to questions from stores and vendors relating to tax issues, and volunteers for assignments and to assist with projects in other areas of the tax function such as property tax
• Perform analysis (i.e. historical, forecasting, impact, etc.) and reconciliations to support monthly, quarterly or annual closing cycles according to prescribed rates, laws, and regulations, with review from senior roles where needed

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
• Associate's Degree in Accounting or related field with 2-4+ years' experience in accounting, tax, finance (public or private) or relevant experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Business (Non-Accounting) or related field with 0-2+ years' experience in accounting, tax, finance (public or private) or relevant experience
• Intermediate skills in MS office programs (Excel, Word, Access)
• Demonstrated understanding of basic GAAP concepts and financial controls (to apply this knowledge to the design and execution of activities within the respective area)

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 0-2+ years' experience in accounting, tax, finance (public or private) or relevant experience

ABOUT LOWE'S:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,240 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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