Tax Associate
Job Details
Corporate Office - Chattanooga, TN
Full Time

The Tax Associate is a member of the Corporate Accounting and Finance team. The Tax Associate will work with the Tax Team and the various operating business units in the coordination and timely filing of income/sales/use tax and corporate government documents.  S/he will assist in the overall processing of required tax related filings and work on special projects as instructed by the Tax Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Promotes the Company’s mission and values-based culture through minimizing tax costs thereby providing additional resources for PlayCore to build communities through play and recreation.
  2. Manage, track, and organize the corporate governance including Secretary of State Registrations, annual reports, payroll tax registrations, sales tax registrations, income tax registrations, business licenses and registering dba names.
  3. Maintain tax and corporate governance compliance calendar; ensure timely filing of compliance documents.
  4. Maintain tax records and documents received in mail including scanning, tracking, and organizing electronic documents.
  5. Prepare mailings and electronic submissions for all income tax returns, estimated payments/vouchers, and extension payments/vouchers according to instructions from our third-party provider.
  6. Prepare tax payments in coordination with corporate accounting.
  7. Responsible for Sales and Use Tax Compliance and with Avalara CertCapture Tax Exemption process for assigned companies.
  8. Assist the Tax Director as required on other tax matters, projects, and research.
  9. Other duties may be assigned by Director or Supervisor.



☒        Analytical Decision-Making

☒        Communication

☒        Learning & Development

☒        Planning & Organizing

☒        Professionalism & Integrity

☒        Teamwork & Relationship-Building

☒        Results Orientation


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Associate Degree preferred but experience can be equivocated      
  • Five or more years’ experience in accounting, legal, or finance



  • Occasional travel may be required for training, etc.


Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Be able to speak effectively with tax authorities and accounting and finance personnel in the business units.


Reasoning Ability

  • Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Must be able to plan and manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a timely manner.


Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Excel, and Word; learn how to use tax research software.


Other Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a strong attention to detail, organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be able to interact effectively with individuals ranging from company associates to government agencies.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk and sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or listen.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, except in the manufacturing environment where PPE may be required.
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