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Sales Tax

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
August 24, 2018

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Colorado Springs, CO ***** (719) 330 – 7102


Multi-disciplined, results-oriented sales tax professional deep knowledge and hands-on work experience in a computer software, manufacturing, and retail environment. Managed all aspects of compliance for U.S. state and local sales tax along with International tax reporting for Canada and Puerto Rico. Oversaw various tax functions including sales tax return compliance, monthly sales report preparation, sales and use tax audits, property tax compliance, business license compliance, tax accruals, tax forecast, and month-end close processes. Thrives in the fast-paced tax environment with confidence in aggressively minimizing indirect tax exposure for any company tax department.


Computer Skills - SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Avalara, Cadency, Cognos, E-Property, TTR, CCH, BNA, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


VERITAS TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Heathrow, FL 2015 - 2018

Principal Accountant

Oversaw Sales and Use tax compliance for the U.S. and Canada. Researched and documented tax topics relevant to the company’s tax positions. Worked with outside tax consultants to prepare U.S. sales tax returns for states.

Processed in-house, the Canadian GST/HST/PST returns, DE Gross, and B&O tax filings.

Managed property tax filings through 3rd party consulting.

Monitored an approved all tax related credits and debits when processed by A/R.

Setup guidelines to review, approve, and retain resale certificates.

Documented all sales and use tax processes for internal tax controls.

Reviewed tax reconciliations by staff and uploaded into Cadency reconciliation software.

Documented explanation of sales tax calculations when challenged by customers.

Recovered $1.2M in MN Data Center Sales Tax Incentive program and filed or recovered additional claims in the amount of $2.1M.

Provided monthly sales tax forecast for Treasury to manage cash flow.

Mentored and trained sales tax staff of 2.

Bernie Garduno Page Two

CROCS INC. Niwot, CO 2007 - 2015

Indirect Tax Manager

Oversaw Sales and Use tax compliance for the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Managed Property Tax compliance for 164 locations and in-house, the filing of 35 state sales tax returns for wholesale transactions.

Developed and implemented all sales tax and property tax processes and procedures.

Worked with outside tax consultants to prepare retail sales tax returns.

Managed and closed 36 state sales tax audits, most under $20K.

Ensured the accuracy of sales tax rates for retail and Ecommerce sales through 3rd party tax software.

Reviewed and managed electronic storage of resale certificates.

Approved month-end sales reporting documents for internal and external sources.

Reviewed JE’s and Sales Tax reconciliations for month-end close.

Responsible for the application and renewal of existing Sales and Use tax licenses.

Provided tax overview to Marketing, Accounts Payable, and Revenue Accounting Teams in order to improve and reduce tax exposure.


Tax Analyst

Prepared and reviewed sales tax returns and researched purchased assets and expenses for taxability.

LSI LOGIC, INC. Colorado Springs, CO 1990 - 2006

Tax Analyst, 2001 – 2006.

Prepared and reviewed sales tax returns for two divisions, reviewed and reconciled Sales and Use tax accounts. Researched various tax topics and assisted in sales tax audits. Setup new exemptions for customers in Vertex and maintained resale certificate file.

Senior Accounts Payable Processor, 1995 – 2001

Senior Production Operator, 1990 - 1995

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