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Tax Specialist Trainee Program

Louisville, Kentucky

Host Company Description

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the host is a leading third-party management company with deep, multi-generational experience in all facets of the hospitality industry. Their team consists of diverse and innovative hoteliers and restauranteurs operating more than 200 locations across 38 states and 3 countries. The hosts portfolio includes a wide array of reputable brands like Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt as well as many unique, independent, boutique, and lifestyle properties and restaurants.

Opportunity Details

Program Duration - 18 months
Compensation - $25 per hour
Housing - 2 week temporary stay upon arrival
Start date - March-May 2023
Number of Positions Offered - 1

About The Location

Louisville is the largest city of Kentucky, sixth-most populous city in the Southeast, and the 28th most-populous city in the United States. Named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville was founded in 1778. Today, the city is known as the home of boxer Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the University of Louisville and its Cardinals, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky's six Fortune 500 companies: Humana, Kindred Healthcare, and Yum! Brands.

Program Description

  • Gather, analyze, interpret data and prepare sales, use and occupancy tax returns for multiple states and municipalities
  • Coordinate and/or prepare personal property tax, CAT and OL-3 returns
  • Maintain tax records, schedules, and databases for all taxes
  • Ensure timely payment of all sales, property, and specialty taxes
  • Research tax issues and respond to notices from various taxing authorities
  • Develop a thorough understanding of various state and local tax laws applicable to the lodging industry
  • Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information
  • Set up tax accounts for newly acquired properties
  • Set up tax rates in computerized software systems
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations
  • Assist General Managers in proper collection of sales and occupancy tax and tax-exempt reporting
  • Assist Staff Accountants in reconciling sales & occupancy tax due to the general ledger
  • Introduce or develop new ideas and processes that improve performance and/or productivity

Applicant Qualifications

  • To apply for the Trainee program, applicants must hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting and have least 1 year of professional work experience in accounting field, OR be career professionals of 5 or more years of professional experience
  • Excellent English skills and ability to write and communicate effectively
  • 2-4 years tax accounting experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of general accounting principles
  • Thorough knowledge of accounts payable function
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on timeliness and accuracy
  • Skill in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Excel and Word) and software applications
  • Ability to work well in team-oriented environment


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