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Tax Analyst II or Senior Tax Analyst Job

Location(s): 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.



Xcel Energy is seeking an experienced Income Tax Analyst. This position can be filled at the Income Tax Analyst II level or the higher Senior Income Tax Analyst level. Requirements for each level are detailed below.


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 will ultimately be based in our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.



To assist in the areas of filing the corporate federal and state income tax returns and extensions and the computation of estimated tax payments and tax accruals.


  • Participates in the preparation of all required federal consolidated and state income tax returns and claims for refund to ensure accurate and timely filing and minimization of tax liability.
  • Participates in the determination of the monthly tax accruals and disclosures to ensure compliance with IRS, GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and regulatory income tax accounting and public utility normalization requirements. The timeliness and accuracy of the monthly tax accrual is critical to the company's earnings determination process.
  • Assists in implementing Company tax policies in order to maintain compliance with governmental regulatory agencies. Assist in the annual preparation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Form 1 and Uniform Statistical Report.
  • Performs other non-routine duties and assumes other responsibilities as apparent or as assigned. 
  • Keeps abreast of current changes in tax laws, regulations, and rulings by ongoing reading and research to accurately prepare federal and state income tax returns.


Requirements - Income Tax Analyst II

  • Degree in business, finance or accounting or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to effectively use Excel spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Demonstrated communication and relationship skills.
  • Two years' experience in income tax compliance and accounting.
  • Appropriate experience would include: Consolidated federal and unitary state tax return preparation. Estimated federal and state income tax payment calculations. Monthly tax accruals/financial statement presentation. Income tax research and analysis, with references to authoritative tax literature.


Minimum Requirements - Senior Tax Analyst

  • Bachelors degree in accounting.
  • Four years' experience in income tax compliance and accounting.
  • Appropriate experience would include:
    • Current and deferred income tax accruals and financial statement presentation
    • Consolidated federal and unitary state tax return preparation
    • Estimated federal and state income tax payment calculations
    • Income tax research and analysis with references to authoritative tax literature



  • Proficiency in CorpTax software
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience specifically with tax laws in the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.






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 || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75600:Tax Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $54,800 to $89,032 per year

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Requisition Number: 28781

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