Sr. Accountant, Sales Tax

Job Function
Accounting/Financial Services
Position Type
Experienced Professionals
Requisition ID


The Chick-fil-A Tax Department is responsible for tax compliance, technology, special projects, research and audit defense functions for independently-owned franchised restaurants and corporate activities. We exist to provide tax planning, regulatory reporting and consulting to stakeholders, governments, external auditors and business leaders.  As we grow in complexity and global footprint, we seek to influence business decisions, reduce tax liability and mitigate risk.


The primary responsibilities of the Sr. Accountant will be to support the Sales Tax Compliance function by assisting with state and local sales and use tax compliance for Operators, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and related affiliates.  A Sr. Accountant, Sales Tax Compliance performs work under limited supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters.


The Sr. Accountant will be responsible for the growth and development of the department through participation in department meetings, conferences, webinars, and professional/personal development


Primary Responsibilities

  • Process and file state and local sales tax returns for Operators, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and related affiliates. May be assigned more complex sales tax returns.  Ensures that sales and use tax returns are filed accurately and timely.
  • May orient, train, assign and check the work of less experienced staff
  • Documents processes related to state and local sales tax returns
  • Respond to state and local tax notices
  • Monitors and researches relevant tax rate changes
  • Responds to Operators/Team Members in a timely manner
  • Reconciles tax liability accounts and investigate account discrepancies
  • Communicates with Operators regarding compliance matters
  • Support of Operator sales activities outside of restaurant


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with state and local licensing and registration requirements
  • Interact with state and local tax authorities regarding compliance matters
  • Assists with data gathering for various audit initiatives and research
  • Contributes as a part of a project team to deliver medium to large projects
  • Assists with special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of tax experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance OR Bachelor's Degree and CPA eligible
  • CPA Eligible 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree



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