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Sr. Property and Sales Tax Reporting Analyst Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.




We are seeking a talented and creative data scientist to join our team, working with tax systems and automation tools. Your work will include filing property and sales & use tax returns; responding to sales & use tax audits; and performing sales/use/property tax planning and research.  Your work will deliver actionable insights which will lead to significant and measurable results for both our customers and the tax team.


During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met. This position can be filled in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO. 


Position Summary

This position will provide property and sales /use tax reporting and analysis through the most efficient means possible. Performs property and sales/use tax planning and research, participates in the development of state and local tax legislation. Conducts internal testing to ensure adherence to internal controls.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Property and Sales/Use Tax Reporting - Analyzes the data used in the completion of multistate property and sales/use tax filings and performs or reviews the accurate and timely preparation of multistate property and sales/use tax filings per statutory requirements. Review reconciliation of tax bills and GL accounts, tax payments and journal entries.
  • Tax Systems - Participates in identifying and analyzing development, enhancement, and maintenance issues for corporate systems being used to meet statutory and analytical sales/use and property tax reporting requirements. Direct the gathering and processing of data from external sources required to meet statutory and analytical reporting needs of the property tax reporting system.
  • Implement Technical Amendments and Conduct Transaction Research - Implement tax statutes, regulations and rules to assure conformity with these authorities. Perform research on existing transactions to confirm taxability decision.
  • Reporting Controls - Document and monitor compliance with internal controls required for certification of accurate financial and accounting reports for the Department. Document key processes of areas assigned to ensure consistency and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley. Provide proactive process improvement recommendations and assist in implementing the accepted solutions.
  • Tax policy and Planning - Analyzes state and local tax legislation for impact of changes from current law. Participates in drafting of new state and local tax legislation.
  • Team Projects - Participate in joint projects with Technical and Audit team as directed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • College degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, Management Information Systems, Data Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, budgeting, billing and purchasing procedures and systems.
  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of property and sales/use tax policy and procedures of taxing jurisdictions that the Company operates within.
  • Five years of analyst experience.
  • Proficient at database and personal computer analytical and reporting tools.
  • Periodic overnight travel required; may require extensive overtime at times.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with SAP, Vertex, or Powerplan
  • Experience with business intelligence or big data tools (e.g. Alteryx, Blue Prism, Business Objects)






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75600:Tax Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $62,700 to $89,033 per year

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Requisition Number: 26153

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