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Tax Accountant

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to prepare, file and pay indirect tax returns as assigned, sustain accurate reconciliation of indirect tax ledgers, and assist with the collection of return data for preparation of returns or audit. The ideal candidate will implement efficiencies for return compliance and remediate all notices related to tax compliance.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Prepare/review sales and use tax returns, excise tax returns, transaction filings and gross receipt tax filings for multiple jurisdictions.

  • Research and resolve any issues that arise in the preparation of the above returns.

  • Prepare journal entries to certain tax accounts; provide analysis, reconciliations and explanations of accounts, and report on changes in financial position/budget variances.

  • Assist with audits and provide additional support to the finance function (i.e., board and/or period reporting) as requested.

  • Review and analyze assigned accounts, research, and explain variances and run ad hoc reports as requested; make recommendation to management based on findings.

  • May assist in the preparation of budgets used in measuring, planning, and controlling business operations and provide for management review.

  • Consult and/or educate associates and management on indirect taxes and reports; provide analysis and research to assist with identifying and resolving business issues.

  • May review work of accounting clerks or entry level accountants engaged in general accounting activities.

  • Provide timely customer service and respond to inquiries and questions from internal (various functional groups) and external contacts (i.e., auditors, vendors, etc.).

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in Accounting, Finance, or another related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.

  • Two years Accountant experience preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organization and analytical skills; attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Strong skills in MS office (Excel, Word). Experience with PeopleSoft, Cognos preferred. Microsoft Pivot Tables/Functions in Excel a MUST.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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