State Tax Director - Washington, DC


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 219 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. Cogent offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package that takes effect within 30 days of employment. Matching 401k and stock options are also included.



  • Preparation and filing/payment of domestic state and local telecommunications, sales/use, unclaimed property and property tax returns
  • File Federal Universal Service reports to USAC - 499Q and 499A, FCC filing fee
  • File Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports
  • File Business License, local gross receipts and BPOL reports
  • File foreign bank and financial accounts reports (FBAR) for the company and officers
  • Assist corporate secretary with Secretary of State renewals/annual reports
  • New jurisdiction state and local tax registrations


  • Manage audits - foreign VAT, State/Local transactions taxes and use tax
  • Research taxability of Cogent's products including coordination with external tax advisors
  • Provide customer service regarding taxation of customer invoices
  • Review and approve all customer exemption certificates
  • Prepare and maintain property and franchise tax accrual


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  • 5-7 years of state and local tax preparation experience (preferably in the telecommunications industry)
  • Familiarity with MS Office, including strong Excel and analytical skills
  • Great Plains experience a plus
  • Strong project management skills, including working on multiple projects concurrently
  • Very detail-oriented
  • Strong inter-personal skills

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster shots when eligible) against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

This role reports to the VP, Tax. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.