Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Provide high-level technical expertise in all property and sales/use tax reporting matters, and provide leadership in coordinating team efforts. This position actively participates in the identification of tax issues, leads and performs transaction research, and implements changes in tax statutes, regulations, and rules. This position promotes accurate and timely reporting of tax information by leveraging data analytics and technology resources.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Property and Sales/Use Tax Compliance - Complete and/or review the accurate and timely filing of all property and sales/use tax filings as well as the analysis of the data used in the completion of these filings. Provide support for corporate systems used to meet statutory and analytical sales/use and property tax reporting requirements. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of state and local property and sales tax laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Coordinate tax payments in a manner that minimizes company cash requirements.
  • Accounting and Forecasting - Participate at a high technical level in the computation, recording, and documentation of property and sales/use tax accruals to ensure compliance with GAAP, regulatory, and Sarbanes-Oxley provisions. Coordinate team efforts related to accounting, forecasting and internal or external reporting.
  • Team Leadership - Direct the day-to-day activities of the tax analysts and senior analysts in coordinating the overall activities of the Property and Sales/Use Tax Reporting team.
  • Property and Sales/Use Tax Defense - Represent the company to tax authorities in regard to tax reporting matters. Provide timely responses to information requests and coordinate team efforts to ensure efficient completion of audits. Facilitate the resolution of issues to attain the lowest fair tax payable. Provide in-depth transactional research, experience and creative thinking to the process of gathering facts, evaluating alternative positions, and determining strategies.
  • Property and Sales/Use Tax Strategy - Keep abreast of and effectively communicate current changes in tax laws, ordinances, regulations, and rulings. Monitor and evaluate initiatives and trends that impact the company and industry. Assist in the development of strategies and plans and provide consulting to business areas. Develop and maintain contacts both inside and outside the company for purposes of seeking out tax minimization opportunities.
  • Implement Technical Amendments and Conduct Transaction Research - Implement tax statutes, regulations and rules to ensure conformity with these authorities. Perform research on existing transactions to confirm taxability decisions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting with either a CPA or Master of Business Taxation degree.
  • 6 years of tax or accounting experience. Note: Candidates with a Master's Degree or certification such as CPA, CMA, CFA, etc or investment banking or public accounting background may be granted years of experience to reach the 6-year minimum.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate information and recommendations to department management.
  • Effective at giving and receiving information in individual or group situations.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $81,000.00 to $115,866.66 per year

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 07/03/24

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