• Tax Accountant II

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
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  • Job Description


    We currently have an opening for a TAX ANALYST within our TAX DEPARTMENT. This position will be stationed at our headquarters facility in Raleigh/Durham, NC.


    Summary: This Tax Analyst role will support the Tax Managers and Director within Cree's U.S. Tax Department.  This role will have primary responsibility for sales, use, and property tax compliance with limited involvement in valued added taxes.  This role is entry level but would be expected to advance as responsibilities increase and as Cree's tax profile gains complexity.


    Job Responsibilities:

    Property Tax

    • Prepare and update estimate of property tax to ensure proper liability accrual
    • Compile all information required to accurately and timely complete returns, ensure timely filling of returns, review property tax bills for accuracy, and ensure timely payment of all bills
    • Identify and implement improvements to ensure property tax reporting is complete, accurate, and efficient
    • Prepare monthly reconciliations of property tax accounts
    • Assist with property tax audits including responsibility for drafting communications, preparation of responses to information document requests and related inquiries

    Sales and Use Tax

    • Calculate use tax on the Company’s U.S. purchases
    • Ensure proper accounting related to all areas of sales and use tax
    • Prepare monthly reconciliations of sales and use tax accounts
    • Research and identify changes in state tax laws and regulations
    • Identify and implement improvements to ensure sales and use tax reporting is complete, accurate, and efficient
    • Validate customer exemption certificates and maintain CertCapture database
    • Assist with sales and use tax audits including reconciliations of years under audit and preparation of responses to information document requests and related inquiries

    Value Added Tax

    • Assist with compilation of information that is required to complete VAT returns
    • Prepare monthly reconciliations of VAT accounts 


    • Bachelor or Masters in Tax or Accounting
    • CPA certification or CPA eligible
    • Displays Cree’s Values
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Motivated to learn and grow within the organization


    • One to two years tax experience, preferably public accounting
    • Organized with the ability to work many projects and tasks simultaneously
    • Comfortable compiling, analyzing, and organizing large volumes of data
    • Detail oriented with a focus on completing a work product requiring minimal changes
    • Self-motivated with drive and initiative


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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