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Junior Finance/Office Administrator - Massachusetts

Ref: 756 Date Posted: Wednesday 12 Oct 2022

Junior Finance/Office Administrator

Reporting to our Accounts Receivable and Office Admin Supervisor, North America, this role’s main purpose is to support the monthly, quarterly and annual sales tax compliance processes, general accounting, HR and Admin functions within the organization.  In this role, you’ll be responsible for exercising attention to detail, work with minimal supervision on activities supporting sales tax, accounts receivable, accounts payable and other adhoc administrative tasks  

Duties will include:

  • Collection and maintenance of customer tax exemption certificates within Avalara, the sales tax system.
  • Manage comprehensive compliance calendar of deliverables for business licenses, income, and sales tax.
  • Review of Concur (travel & other business related) expense reports in accordance with company policy including periodic audits to ensure compliance with business policy and related sales tax requirements.
  • Provide administrative support to a variety of business processes related to business and office management.
  • Assist in answering main reception line and directing query to the correct department.
  • Perform other finance & administrative responsibilities as necessary

The successful candidate will have strong administrative skills, ideally within a finance department.  It would be beneficial to have experience of achieving targets but what’s key in this role will be your self-motivation and positive attitude to learning.

You will also possess:

  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience in accounting or finance, college degree preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Some experience in accounting with sales and use tax related experience.
  • Working knowledge of sales tax within the United States and Canada would be desirable.
  • Experience with SAP Business One or similar enterprise applications would be desirable.
  • Experience with 3rd party sales tax software, Avalara (Avatax) would be desirable.

Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and while our approach and atmosphere within the business is fun, friendly and informal, our priority is always on delivering successful outcomes for our customers. These company values are what inform and protect our unique culture, which in turn shapes our brand and differentiates us in the eyes of our partners around the world. At the heart of Peak is a focus on ‘doing the right thing’, it’s an informal approach but one which is well-known and understood throughout our business.

Established over 20 years, Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high-performance gas generators for analytical laboratories, with direct operations in every continent around the world. This success is a result of a continual focus on manufacturing cutting-edge products and in directly supporting customers across the world with industry-leading service and maintenance. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 600 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of that, as we move into the next phase of growth, consolidation and global expansion with plans to establish new manufacturing and distribution capacity, both in the UK and internationally.

Now is a great time to join us!  This role will be challenging and fast-paced but rewarding and engaging.  On offer in return is a fantastic work life and fun balance, a great work environment, plus the chance to make a real contribution to the future growth and success of a global business.  If you like the sound of our brand and culture, please click APPLY!

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.


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