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Room Tax Accountant

Company: Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Room Tax Accountant is responsible for ensuring the proper and accurate licensing for all lodging facilities licensees, and communication with room taxpayers to ensure compliance with Board approved Transient Lodging Tax and Surcharge Regulations. The Room Tax Accountant conducts scheduled audits on lodging facilities to ensure compliance with RSCVA Regulations. The Room Tax Accountant is responsible for the timely and accurate filing of all room tax returns and full payment of taxes due. The Room Tax Accountant ensures proper and timely processing of collected room tax and accurate monthly reporting of statistical data to the Room Tax Manager, Vice President of Finance, CEO, Board of Directors, as well as the posting of the data on the RSCVA website.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAll duties below at the direction of the Room Tax Manager and Vice President of Finance.Assists with the auditing of Room Tax Revenues in conformity with RSCVA Transient Lodging Tax and Surcharge Regulations.Assists in the preparation of various reports for presentation to management, the Board of Directors, and external clients consistent with regulatory guidelines; prepares other reports as requested by the Executive team and internal Departments.Assists in the development of internal procedures. Provides recommendations modifications to relevant legislation and RSCVA Regulations pertaining to room tax collection, payment of room taxes, and room tax compliance audits.Participates in all aspects of room tax audits including scheduling contacting the room tax licensee to schedule the audit, coordinating audit work, and collecting records from properties.Perform audits of licensee room tax revenue collections to ensure compliance with adopted rules, regulations, ordinances, and statutes.Prepares room tax audit reports, which includes preparing recommendations to remedy unpaid room taxes, imposing penalties and interest, and assessing the adequacy of financial record keeping and internal controls.Reviews the findings and recommendations of the room tax audit report with the licensee in a tactful and diplomatic manner.Maintains a working knowledge of all laws and procedures regarding room tax and licensees and assists with reviewing and updating such material as needed. Accurately interprets and applies such laws and procedures and assures licensee compliance with approved procedures and laws.Assists the Room Tax Manager and the Vice President of Finance in the preparation of the RSCVAs annual budget.Other similar duties as assigned; including but not limited to clerical accounting duties.BENEFITS: The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees:100% employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance for employees50% employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Group Life Insurance for dependentsEnrollment in the Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada - 100% employer paid contributionsPaid vacation and sick time12 paid holidays457(b) Deferred Compensation planAdditional voluntary supplemental insurance programsJOB QUALIFICATIONSHigh School Diploma required; bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field preferred.Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience as an accountant, tax auditor, internal auditor or other related experience required; prior hotel operations and accounting preferred.Knowledge of the principles and practices of tax auditing, accounting and financial record keeping; relevant financial laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of hotel operations preferred.Ability to interpret financial provisions of laws, government regulations, and RSCVA Rules and Regulations for the Collection of Room Tax.Proficient in basic computer skills and software programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.Ability to prioritize multiple projects.Ability to communicate and create documentation clearly and effectively in English.Ability to communicate with diverse clients with sensitivity and effectiveness.Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.Strong written and oral communication/presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with staff, superiors, visitors, clients, vendors, and the public.Ability to prioritize multiple projects.Must be highly motivated and self-directed, detail oriented, meet established deadlines, and professional in performance of duties.Must have professional presentation, appearance, and work ethic.Possess a valid Nevada Driver's License.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Regularly required to reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level.Frequently required to stand, walk, bend (at neck and waist), stoop, twist, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, push, and pull, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.Simple grasping as well as repetitive use of hands. Frequently required to talk or hear. Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.WORKING CONDITIONS /ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:May be requested to use personal vehicle for transportation of products.May work near moving mechanical parts.May be exposed to various room temperatures, fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration.The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may increase to moderately loud.

Keywords: Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, Reno , Room Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Reno, Nevada

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