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Expeditors State and Local Tax Director in Seattle, Washington

“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

As a Fortune 500 company, Expeditors employs more than 15,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 300 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions. Expeditors is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

This position can be based at any of Expeditors greater Seattle office locations: Downtown Seattle, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Federal Way.

The SALT Director will have primary responsibility for state and local tax compliance and tax accounting including income, property, sales and use and gross receipts taxes.  This position will provide technical guidance within the tax department and as it relates to the operation of the business. 


  • Lead the income tax process for state and local income tax returns in approximately 40 states and 10+ local jurisdictions for Expeditors International of Washington and its subsidiaries

  • Manage the process for all other taxes including sales and use, gross receipts and property taxes

  • Review and apply changes in state and local laws as they apply to income and other taxes

  • Apply ASC 740 as it relates to state tax provisions

  • Manage state and local tax controversy

  • Review state tax return to provision reconciliations and related journal entries

  • Mentor and develop employees in all areas of state and local taxation

  • Implement process improvements for the state and local tax group to provide efficiencies for the team



  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • 10+ years’ experience in tax compliance-- in public accounting or a combination of public accounting and industry

  • Ability to organize/analyze data, interpret results and develop solutions

  • Good interpersonal/communication skills, both oral and written

  • Attention to detail; thorough and reliable

Expected base salary: $110,000– $120,000

Eligible for bonus

Expeditors offers excellent benefits:

  • Paid Vacation (first year prorated based off month of hire then eligible for 15 days) 

  • Holidays (10)

  • Flexible Days (2)

  • Paid Sick Time (accrual rate of 1 hour of sick time per 30 hours paid)

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental & Vision Coverage

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Paid Parental Leave (additional eligibility criteria)

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DC FSA)

  • Commuter Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Training and Personnel Development Program

  • Educational Assistance and Reimbursement

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.