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Tax Accountant

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.


Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland.

Position Description:
We are currently searching for a Tax Accountant in our Louisville (Boulder), Colorado office.  This is a 2-year position.  This person supports indirect tax submissions for government entities including the United States and Canada.  Other responsibilities include the following tasks: support of General Ledger monthly closing cycle, Balance Sheet reconciliations and responding to both internal and external tax requests.


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance in all sales and use tax calculations supporting customer invoicing as well as supplier payments for US at state/local levels. 
  • Ensure indirect tax compliance for US/Canada including sales and use tax, gross receipts tax, and 1099 annual filings.  
  • Maintain submissions required for annual filings keeping Vaisala legally compliant for multiple government jurisdictions. This includes business licenses and other state or federal required submissions.
  • Prepare monthly US data submissions to external tax preparer for indirect tax returns which includes detailed analysis and final approval. 
  • Interact with external customers in order to resolve tax discrepancies or requests.
  • Analyze and respond to all requests or inquiries from governmental jurisdictions in order to resolve indirect or direct tax compliance issues.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare monthly journal entries or adjustments to customer and supplier accounts.
  • Month-end closing tasks including BS reconciliations for US and Canadian General Ledger tax accounts
  • Backup support for processing employee expense reports
  • Interface with management in various business areas including Sales, AR/customers, AP/suppliers and Legal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field and 3-5 years of US Indirect Tax Accounting experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of US indirect tax specifications and compliance requirements.
  • US indirect tax audit experience and mitigation.
  • High competency to independently perform research and maintain accurate and ongoing compliance of indirect tax in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processes. 
  • Knowledge of accounting software applications. 
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare journal entries and reconciliations. 
  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Self-starting individual who is eager to learn and curious. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail and process oriented.
  • Navigate and prioritize tasks in dynamic environment with continuous deadlines.
  • Desired: 
    • Experience with eBS Oracle
    • Experience filing indirect taxes for Canadian jurisdictions 
    • AR/AP Experience

Please send your application including CV and salary request soon. We will close the application process when we have a suitable number of qualified candidates. 


ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: $72,000-78,000 annually. (Salary is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data).  Additionally, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package which is outlined below.

We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!


What we offer:

Our innovative high-tech business provides opportunities for curious challenge-seekers to make a real difference.  As a part of our global team you can contribute with science and technology to solve the big environmental and societal challenges of our time.


Vaisala offers a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401(K) plan with company match, and tuition reimbursement. We also offer holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.


To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a personal work preference assessment and complete background check prior to an offer being extended.



Vaisala is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legal protected status.


EEO Is the Law Poster


Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. As a government contractor, Vaisala complies with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), which is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please contact Human Resources by phone at 303-499-1701 or by email at ushr@vaisala.com. Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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