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Senior Accountant

Park City Office, 1678 West Redstone Center Drive, Park City, Utah, United States of America Req #68
Monday, November 7, 2022

As a Senior Tax Accountant, you will oversee the Company’s sales and use tax compliance, assist the accounting team with month-end close and work on other tax and accounting related projects including federal and state income tax compliance. This role is responsible for performing assigned tax and accounting functions for all of Backcountry’s brands. This role will report to the Senior Director of Tax within the finance and accounting organization.


  • Prepare month end tax-related journal entries and reconciliations (sales tax payable, tax related accruals, etc.)
  • Manage and prepare sales tax license renewals
  • Manage exemption certificates and research one-off exemption requests
  • Manage business license renewals and applications for new retail locations
  • Respond to various tax notices (sales and use, property, licensing, etc)
  • Manage and resolve sales tax audits as they arise
  • Manage relationship with and respond to requests from 3rd party providers (Avalara, CCH)
  • Maintain tax compliance calendar
  • Assist with new product profile creation to ensure proper tax classification
  • Prepare property tax accruals and annual returns
  • Oversee census & retail trade survey reporting
  • Develop internal controls related to areas of responsibility
  • Spearhead or assist in other projects as necessary
  • Improve or automate processes where possible


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Master’s degree or CPA preferred
  • 2 to 4 years of Tax or Accounting experience
  • Understanding of Sales and Use Tax, Income Tax and US GAAP principles – pass-through tax experience a plus
  • Excellent written (English), verbal (English) and analytical skills; ability to multitask and balance priorities
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, while maintaining accuracy of information and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Excel skills required, experience with SQL and automation of processes a plus
  • The ability to understand and read financial reports, models, and data is required
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with NetSuite a plus


Our mission is to connect people to their passions. Our five online stores—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and SteepandCheap—aim to supply our customers with the gear, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to get out there and chase down life’s greatest moments. We do this by providing the biggest and best assortment of premium outdoor products, a superior shopping experience, personalized Gearhead expertise, lightning-fast and accurate fulfillment, and inspirational, informative, and community-centered content.

We take this concept seriously, both personally and professionally, which for employees translates to careers with growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. Perks such as an excellent gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office make for a fun work environment. Backcountry employees will have the benefit of working with colleagues who are passionate about their careers as well as the outdoors. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.



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  • Park City Office, 1678 West Redstone Center Drive, Park City, Utah, United States of America