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Great America Leasing Corporation Finance - Property Tax Specialist (Cedar Rapids, IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Finance - Property Tax Specialist (Cedar Rapids, IA)

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992. GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

About this position:

  • Do you want to be challenged every day? Take pride in maintaining quality in your work while ensuring GreatAmerica’s compliance as you administer the property tax cycle. On a daily basis you will be responsible for timely and accurately executing property tax return filings, processing assessed value comparisons, ensuring tax bill payments are completed, and end user invoicing is correct.

  • Do you want a career that offers variety? Assist with various property tax queries, reports, and reconciliations as needed. Utilize the data warehouse, property tax software and Excel to pull reports and analyze data needed for property tax reporting and billing. Communicate with taxing authorities, internal customers (teams) and vendors. Contribute to various special projects that are identified and completed each year.

  • Do you want the opportunity to become an expert in your field? Our Property Tax Specialists develop a deep knowledge of taxing jurisdictions, assessment periods, and filings. Be the go-to for our internal customers as you provide property tax audit support as needed!

  • Do you want a career that allows you to develop professionally? In this role there is an opportunity to become involved in process improvement projects along with new team member training and development. As you grow within the role there are opportunities to level-up as you increase your knowledge, expertise and responsibilities.

  • Do you enjoy research? As a Property Tax Specialist you will be responsible for reviewing state and local tax laws to ensure compliance. As you learn the process, there will be opportunities to research and investigate different states’ tax law related to various types of personal property and potential exemptions.

    You’ll work hard, you’ll have fun, and you’ll enjoy:

  • Career development, leveling, and advancement opportunities

  • Being a part of the bigger picture as you administer many aspects of the property tax cycle

  • New opportunities to learn and grow

  • Opportunities to interact and build working relationships with various tax jurisdictions

  • A strong organizational culture focused on our greatest asset: you!

    To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • The ability to work independently and to be self-motivated

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think outside of the box and to act with a sense of urgency

  • Organizational and time-management skills

  • Mathematical aptitude

  • Two year accounting degree or accounting/financial record keeping related experience required

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products primarily Word and Excel.

  • Prior leasing, property tax, or related experience helpful but not required

  • General experience with property tax software preferred but not required.

  • The candidate hired will be hired as a level I or II, based upon qualifications, skills, and organizational needs.

    At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at www.greatamerica.com/careers. Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.

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