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Tax Specialist, VSP Vision Care

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

With general supervision, prepares federal and state income tax returns, other tax returns, and estimated tax payments. Prepares tax provisions and workpapers and interfaces with external and internal auditors.  Performs analysis and research involving tax issues.

Essential Functions

Assists with preparation of federal and state income, sales and use, and premium tax returns, files extensions, pays estimated taxes, and tax correspondence for multiple companies in multiple jurisdictions; coordinates tax return preparation with outside preparer


Acts as liaison with external auditors to provide tax return, accounting information, documentation, and answer questions and resolve reporting issues


Acts as liaison with internal audit for controls testing


Prepares tax provision workpapers and drafts tax footnotes for financial reporting purposes


Coordinates and handles routine tax audits conducted by different states, onsite and by mail


Documents, reconciles, and maintains accurate records to support book/tax accounting decisions and statements


Prepares documentation necessary to support audits on various taxes by multiple jurisdictions


Maintains and implements tax return software


Performs analysis and researches issues regarding taxes, including premium tax, sales and use tax, and other miscellaneous state assessments


Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Bachelor’s degree in Tax, Accounting, Business Administration, or related experience


Five years of technical and theoretical background in U.S. GAAP, including accounting for income tax


Five years of tax related experience, including federal and state income tax for a corporation


Ability to conduct various types of analysis, provide alternatives and make recommendations


Proficient in spreadsheet applications (specifically MS Excel) and accounting systems


Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Strong willingness to learn, share knowledge, accept responsibility, handle multiple tasks concurrently


Clean credit history as reported by credit report

Preferred Skills

Previous experience in preparation of federal and state income tax returns


Previous experience in ASC 740


Accounting for Income Taxes for financial statements


Experience researching complex tax issues for income tax, sales tax and property tax

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.



The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Full time
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, US