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Tax Clerk


United States - Chicago Office

About Us:

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country. 

About the role:

The qualified tax clerk candidate will have experience in sales & use tax and help the tax department in filing sales tax returns, updating sales tax exemption certificates, updating tax notice log, scanning and filing all tax returns, organizing all correspondence from taxing jurisdictions, 1099 tax filings, and performing assigned tax projects when necessary.

Main accountabilities and supporting activities:

Coordinate Sales and Use Tax Process

  • Ensure sales tax and use tax returns are filed on a timely basis
  • Implement sales tax for newly added jurisdictions, coordinating Vertex Software, SAP, and other supporting systems (web store)
  • Manage sales tax exemption certificates for qualifying customers
  • Monitor drop ship orders for sales tax compliance
  • Troubleshoot sales tax issues as they arise

Support Income Tax Process

  • Liaise with external tax preparer and internal tax teams to coordinate the mailing & filing for federal and multi-state quarterly tax estimates and annual tax returns
  • Support tax initiatives

Other Government Compliance

  • Coordinate response to all federal, state and local tax notices
  • Manage unclaimed property filings as required
  • Ensure Personal property returns are filed on a timely basis
  • Prepare applications for Secretary of State & Department of Revenue as required
  • Assist with audits by taxing authorities
  • Responsible for 1099’s

Fulfill other duties as required

  • Process all incoming mail to the tax department 
  • Update the tax notice log
  • Scan and file tax returns 
  • Manage business license log
  • Print physical checks for the US market as part of the STP process

Special projects as directed 

  • Relish the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Ability to take initiative to think outside the box and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Identify problems and find solutions

About you:

  • College credit or degree in accounting or tax preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years in a sales, use, and personal property tax role preferred
  • Experience with Outlook and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in SAP and Vertex strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and typing skills
  • Experience with 1099s and Exception Certificate fillings a must
  • Ability to be proactive and able to anticipate needs based upon changing circumstances. 
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Must be adaptable to a fast paced and changing needs for a department
  • Schedule flexibility including overtime where necessary
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiastic and personable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.

Financial benefits:

  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.