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Sales/Use Tax and Personal Property Tax- Audit Associate

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


Global Supplier Services (GSS) is responsible for providing a wide range of Finance and Accounting services to Business and Finance clients globally.  Services include General Ledger Operations, Subsidiary Accounting, MIS Operations, Reference Data Services, Accounts Payable/T&E/Fixed Assets, Client Profitability Reporting and Sales/Use & Personal Property Tax Reporting.  Staff is located in many sites across the JPMC network.  The key operations functions will be housed in its three major hubs: Columbus, Ohio and Bangalore and Mumbai, India.


This Function will reside within the Tax Operations team of GSS.  The team prepares, files and pays all returns and related payments for Sales/Use and Personal Property taxes for JP Morgan Chase as well as handling all related audits.  The team has locations in Columbus, Ohio and Bangalore, India.


  • Sales, Use, and Personal Property Tax Audit Management and Related Research
  • Coordinate firm-wide sales, use and personal property tax audits from external taxing jurisdictions.
  • Interact directly with auditors and legal experts at taxing authorities nationwide.
  • Formulate appeals and protests as necessary associated with audit proceedings.
  • File sales/use tax refund requests as necessary.
  • Negotiate with auditors and present audit defense in order to successfully and timely resolve audit issues and disputes.
  • Analyze monthly audit reserves and complete associated analyses, reconciliations, and productivity results for audits.
  • Update and monitor all audit-related procedures, policies, and databases as necessary.
  • Assist with development and administration of tax policy, strategy and procedures based on audit findings.
  • Assist in conducting firm-wide sales/use tax internal audit functions.
  • Conduct a broad range of legal research of specific firm-wide state and local transaction tax issues using CCH, RIA, Vertex, internet resources, and other research services and provide related guidance to internal and external customers.
  • Develop strategies to increase cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Act as liaison between Tax Operations and other internal departments, including IT groups, regarding audit-related inquiries, systems reporting and resulting policy.
  • Lead and/or assist in various projects as needed.
  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, tax or business.
  • 3-5 years of audit-related tax experience.
  • Courses of study strongly preferred in the areas of auditing and negotiation.
  • 1-3 years of experience using various mainframe systems and ad hoc reporting tools.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access skills.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word skills.
  • Good working knowledge of statistics and sampling theory.
  • Basic knowledge of all aspects of sales and property tax compliance, including reporting procedures, requirements, tools, back-end reporting.
  • Basic knowledge of the audit and refund claim processes: typical procedures, multiple priority management, contingency analyses.
  • Good working knowledge of a diversified financial services environment.
  • Excellent one-on-one communication skills, including strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to self-manage and self-motivate.
  • Able to effectively prioritize, multi-task and time manage.
  • Detail oriented and precise.
  • Creative and resourceful with ideas to increase efficiency.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Learns quickly.  Team player.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment that is deadline driven.
Req #: 160048656
Location: Columbus, OH US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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