Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Finance

Ottawa, KS, US

Tax Accountant

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Compensation Data



  • Starting @ $75k/year
  • Eligible for annual bonus


Purpose of the position


  • Acts as primary point of contact for selected processes, which include indirect tax accounting/returns, personal property tax, fixed assets, coordination of month-end system balancing/closing, audits, 1099 filing, environmental reporting, census reporting.
  • Provide support for roles in the area of local Country Finance and Controllership.
  • Responsible for administration and updating/maintaining of data within Vertex and Sage
  • Participate in process improvement projects to ensure appropriate tax assessment.
  • Participate/lead cross trainings of business staff related to US indirect tax
  • Handling ad-hoc/audit requests on a timely manner.
  • Follow internal control procedures and all accounting policies in accordance with CAS and internal control framework. 
  • Building supportive relationships with peers and colleagues.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • 65%  Provide tax accounting services: deliver services in line with agreed controls and procedures; ensure that data is accurate in company systems; recognize unusual events and work with supervisor to resolve the case
  • 20%   Comply with internal control procedures and tax accounting policies in compliance with US tax practices; ensure all the documentation is up-to-date and accurate.
  • 15%  Provide cross training and back-up support for roles in the area of US RTR; handle ad-hoc requests
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager related to the areas of accountability•    All work needs to be conducted in compliance with Global Company guidelines, code of conduct, policies, procedures, controls and legal requirements

What you’ll need to succeed




  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics



  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in US sales/use tax, asset management, finance operations



  • Experience with simple to complex query handling
  • Good MS-office skills, ERP knowledge, Vertex, Sage
  • US indirect tax/asset management knowledge
  • Strong team player 
  • Problem solving attitude
  • To demonstrate analytical skills
  • Good Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Taking initiative in a proactive manner to improve own and team work practices 
  • Proficiency of written and oral English

You will be part of


Kalmar currently employs more than 4,800 professionals worldwide. One of our most important values is: We do it together. We value team skills, as well as innovativeness, customer orientation, and a willingness to commit to continuous improvement. We work closely with our customers and partners - across language, cultural, and professional borders. We see diversity as a common strength and valuable resource for Kalmar’s future.    


Interested to join?


Please submit your resume/CV to be considered

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.