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South Jersey Industries Senior Indirect Tax Accountant in Folsom, New Jersey

About Us

South Jersey Industries (SJI) is an energy holding company that delivers clean energy services to 700,000+ customers and businesses throughout 14 counties in New Jersey. As part of our core values, SJI is dedicated to being a community partner and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future. To do this, we depend on our workforce of over 1,100+ talented, diverse employees who help us deliver safe, reliable, affordable clean energy for a better today and tomorrow.

At SJI, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights.

Position Summary

The Senior Indirect Tax Accountant at South Jersey Industries will be responsible for the filings of all U.S. indirect tax compliance, including but not limited to sales and use tax and personal property tax. In addition, the Senior Indirect Tax Accountant will support management to ensure SJI complies with various state requirements and will assist with tax research to provide technical support on all indirect tax matters. This role will report directly to the Director of Tax Accounting, and partner with operations, finance, IT, and external advisors to address complex sales tax issues. A career at South Jersey Industries provides the opportunity for growth and professional development at a stable, growing organization committed to a clean energy future.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and file all indirect tax returns, including sales and use tax and personal property tax; assist with other non-income tax related filings as needed

  • Establish and maintain a consolidated compliance calendar for all required state and local tax jurisdictions

  • Reconcile various sales tax reports with monthly sales data and general ledger; perform journal entries related to indirect taxes

  • Investigate and resolve tax notices received

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures supporting best practices around transaction taxes

  • Monitor changes in sales tax rates to ensure that updated rates are effectively communicated, implemented, and validated; support multistate sales and use tax audits and tax controversy

  • Maintain Vertex system and conduct internal system audits for tax compliance and accuracy; manage exemption certificate compliance

  • Assist with various tax consulting projects related to tax planning, taxability studies, nexus analyses, refund claims, credits, and incentives; assist in accurately accruing use tax on supplier invoices, and in researching, documenting, and maintaining a tax matrix encompassing all tax filing regulations


Required Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field with 5 years of relevant experience, or; Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience

  • Additional years of work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Strong experience working at a public accounting firm and/or corporate tax department, primarily focused on indirect tax

Required Skills:

  • Superb analytical, accounting and tax research skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starting, with strong self-motivation and the ability to work independently

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Workday and Vertex

Explore the Possibilities

South Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.

Benefits Package Overview

SJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

  • Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k), with generous company match

  • Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.

SJI, an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE). SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.