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Tax Manager

Woodbridge, Virginia, 22191, United States
May 21, 2018

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Sharron Michelle Jones, MBA

***** ************** ****** #*** **********, VA 22191 571-***-****


Enrolled Agent Candidate 2018

Masters of Science in Professional Accounting – Strayer University 6/2000

Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Norfolk State University 12/1991


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Tax & Compliance Manager – Custom Ink, LLC Fairfax, VA 6/2017 – 3/2018

Responsible preparing annual income tax provision as well as the corresponding journal entries

Responsible for managing monthly sales and use tax returns, property tax returns, OH CAT and business license

Reviewed and approved all tax journal entries and account reconciliations

Responsible for preparing state apportionment

Responsible for preparing quarterly tax distributions and estimated income tax payments for all partners

Responsible for supervising the preparation of the annual K-1s

Responsible for preparing partnership 1065 and the corporation 1120 returns

Responsible for preparing state income tax returns

Responsible for preparing the annual tax budget and annual effective tax rate forecast

Assist with payroll tax inquiries from various taxing jurisdictions

Managed all tax audits saving the company over $500k in my first five months.

Prepared monthly Czech Republic VAT return

Work closely with outside advisors on various tax issues

Review and approve quarterly transfer pricing entries

Managed Malaysia stat audit and winding down process for withdrawing the entity

Senior Tax Manager - Verizon (fka XO Communications), Herndon, VA 11/2015 – 5/2017

Responsible for performing administration actions, training and mentoring a staff of nine tax accountants.

Conducted a comprehensive internal audit of the XO’s automated tax system to identify any tax exposure and provide recommendations.

Provide thorough written reports to senior management documenting potential exposure areas identified during the scope of the audit and provided substantial examples of the exposure areas.

Responsible for managing weekly status update meetings with senior management and tax team.

Responsible for reviewing monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.

Responsible for managing the day-to-day indirect tax (sales & use, business license, property tax) function, which included approving return filings, ensure timely compliance, authorizing new filings and closing accounts.

Responsible for final authorization of monthly tax compliance payments and vendor payments.

Provided written memorandum to senior management on corrective actions items and quantified potential audit exposure risk.

Coordinate with IT department to perform audit testing to ensure audit recommendations were effective and the audit is complete and able to be closed.

Provided documentation for ASC 450 (FAS 5) audit reserve to senior management.

Responsible for developing internal and external audit policies and procedures for gathering and distributing audit information, documenting data, and correspondence.

Worked closely with other departments to prepare annual budget and maintained weekly forecast

Work closely with internal counselor on audit issues and settlements.

Responsible for reviewing XO’s customer contracts from a tax and audit perspective.

Indirect Tax Manager – AOL, Inc Dulles, VA 10/2011 – 10/2015

Function as primary point of contact for external and internal auditors.

Responsible for providing adequate audit data for various audits as requested by the auditors.

Ensures the validity and accuracy of all data/information reported and presented.

Effectively responsible for closing a state audit reducing the tax exposure from $5.2M to $709K.

Provided senior management a detail report of the audit exposures identified and recommended corrective actions

Planned and managed projects to proactively identify audit exposures and identify corrective measures.

Responsible for successfully managing tax project to “clean up” all tax account reconciliations.

Responsible for reviewing all tax journal entries and account reconciliation. Including monthly tax accruals

Successfully managed a team of four tax accountants

Worked with senior management to create annual tax budget and forecast. Solely responsible for monthly/quarterly budget update.

Point of contact with the Finance department for budget and forecast data.

Responsible for preparing quarterly estimated and annual extension income tax payments.

Prepared state and local income tax returns.

Responsible for preparing income tax provision in accordance with FAS 109.

Managed and supervised the Canadian VAT tax compliance.

Tax Manager – Gate Gourmet, Inc Reston, VA 8/2010 – 10/2011

Managed the day-to-day state and local sales and use tax compliance function.

Research and analyzed government statue compliance law and regulations to ensure proper and accurate tax filings.

Solely responsible for maintaining the sales tax rate matrix using tax research tools.

Successfully closed six state and local sales tax audits resulting in tax savings of over $300K.

Responsible for creating policies and procedures for Canadian indirect tax filings.

Provided tax director with detail audit reports outlining potential audit exposure and audit solutions.

Worked closely with state representatives to ensure all tax accounts are current and accurate.

Planned and managed resale certificate tracking system.

Responsible for providing annual tax budget to tax director. Also provided weekly forecast to treasury and provided large variance explanation when necessary.

Assisted income tax manager with income tax provision

Prepared state and local income tax returns and M1 for several of the entities.

SALT Analyst – Intelsat, Inc Washington, DC 8/2007 – 8/2010

Managed the state and local sales and use tax filings for approximately 20 states.

Created process for sales tax compliance to ensure accurate and timely tax filing. Minimizing tax notices and missed/late filings.

Responsible for managing property tax filings and monthly accruals.

Function as primary point of contact for state representative to establish company business license accounts.

Responsible for preparing and submitting all Value Added Tax (VAT) returns for UK, South Africa, Pakistan and Brazil.

Prepared United Kingdom, Brazil and India income tax return

Responsible for preparing domestic state quarterly and annual tax provision.

Responsible for preparing and filing state income tax returns, M-1s and proforma.

Responsible for preparing international provision to return true-up.

Responsible for preparing monthly roll forwards and reconciled various tax accounts.

Tax Accountant Lead – CACI Arlington, VA 4/2004 – 8/2007

Responsible for preparing over 30 state income tax returns, proforma, and M-1s.

Prepared the quarterly income tax provision

Managed the state and local sales tax compliance function.

Supervised and managed the 1099 function with accounts payable department.

Reviewed and analyzed contracts and Statement of Works (SOW) to determine asset ownership to apply appropriate state tax regulations.

Ensured the company was properly registered in all jurisdictions in which they have presence.

Supervised various departments to ensure proper tax procedures were followed for accruing use tax.

Created indirect (sales & use tax, business license and property tax) tax calendar to ensure timely tax filings.

Senior Tax Accountant – Metrocall Alexandria, VA 5/1998 – 3/2004

Managed the property tax function to ensure renditions were filed timely, analyzed statements, guaranteed payments were made.

Responsible for saving company approximately $100K in property tax liability.

Managed the company’s annual report filing process.

Managed the schools & library function ensuring all forms were received and processed in a timely manner. Also ensured that the customer’s accounts were updated with discount.

Assisted the tax manager with various states sales tax audits by providing requested data. Analyzing the data and researching state statue to identify potential tax savings.

Responsible for preparing/filing over 900 sales and use tax returns for both state and local taxing authorities.

Prepared the business licenses for several state ensuring company was properly register were the company had nexus.


An experienced flexible team leader with the ability to initiate/manage cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects.

Ability to identify and make optimal use of resources

Highly analytical thinker with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes.

Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.

Innovative problem-solver, critical thinker who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints.

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