Bank of the West Sr EFD Tax Admin Specialist in Tempe, Arizona

Sr EFD Tax Admin Specialist


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers.

Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for maintaining compliance with all taxing jurisdictions by completing sales and property tax filing and reporting requirements for the bank and its Equipment Finance Servicing clients in a timely manner. Maintain proper tracking, recording and reconciliation of all tax payments. Provide research assistance as needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Complete tax reporting requirements for all taxing jurisdictions, reconcile to system reports, and initiate payment request.

  • Maintain tax calendar and records for all tax filing jurisdictions.

  • Research and respond to tax authorities to resolve tax issues.

  • Develop and maintain audit trail and tax data reporting.

  • Handle requests from Operations and Customer Service regarding specific tax questions and provide guidance as needed.

  • Initiate ACH payment to taxing authorities.

  • Review work of outside tax preparers to ensure timely and accurate filings.

  • Support audits and work with auditors as required.

  • Provide backup support for Equipment Lease Servicing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires broad knowledge of operational systems and practices typically gained through extensive experience and/or education.

  • Requires 5 years minimum experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting/Taxation or Finance or related experience


  • Knowledge of accounting for leases.

  • Working knowledge of sales and property taxes.

  • General knowledge of researching sales and property tax issues.

  • Use personal computer and mainframe system.

  • Excellent in Excel and proficient in Word.

  • Ability to interface with all levels, including tax auditors, tax preparers, and senior management.

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 038402