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Sr Tax Attorney

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

 

Position Specific Description

We are seeking a Sr. Tax Attorney to become a member of our Tax Planning team. Our in-house tax department is a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will have a background in international tax, partnership tax and/or M&A transactions and will be comfortable modeling the cash and U.S. GAAP tax treatment of transactions.

 

Professional Experience

  • Strong transactional tax background (focused on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures) and (i) working with the rules in Subchapter K, Subchapter C, and the consolidated return regulations; (ii) structuring and documenting complex M&A transactions; (iii) preparing tax memoranda, opinions, and ruling requests; (iv) reviewing transaction documents and drafting tax provisions contained therein; (v) developing, reviewing and commenting on the tax aspects of financial models; and (vi) supporting critical business operations and various projects/workstreams.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to coordinate effectively with various subject matter specialists and proactively support the business.
  • 4+ years of experience preferred working on M&A tax issues at an AmLaw 100 law firm or in the M&A group or Washington National Tax office of a "Big 4" public accounting firm.
  • Energy industry experience preferred, but not required.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Drive value by providing tax support (e.g., due diligence, structuring, and modelling) to deal teams and business units throughout the organization with respect to renewable energy projects and pending acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures, with the goal of optimizing tax treatment.
  • Serve as the U.S. federal income tax single point of contact and accountability and be able to identify state income tax and non-income tax issues to be addressed by applicable SME.
  • Support various worldwide tax projects, including analyzing relevant tax law for tax planning transactions, working with foreign and U.S. tax advisors to understand relevant tax rules, partnering with multiple business units to understand both U.S. and foreign tax implications, and preparing and/or reviewing financial models to illustrate the tax consequences of various alternatives.
  • Effectively communicate complex technical tax issues to management and internal stakeholders, including the broader finance business unit.
  • Draft and review tax provisions in deal documents.
  • Prepare technical tax memoranda.

Job Overview

Employees in this job drive value by providing support to the organization with respect to tax aspects of pending acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures, with a view to optimize taxes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of various worldwide tax projects, including analyzing relevant tax law for tax planning transactions;  working with foreign and domestic tax advisors to understand relevant tax rules; partnering with multiple business units to understand both domestic and foreign tax implications; and reviewing financial models to illustrate the tax consequences of various alternatives
  • Work with Governmental Affairs, Investor Relations, and Communications to promote the Company's legislative priorities and assist with communications
  • Communicate complex technical tax issues to Senior Management and internal/external stakeholders
  • Negotiate, draft and review tax provisions in deal documents
  • Prepare and review technical tax memoranda 
  • Manage and develop team members
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Juris Doctorate
  • LLM - Master of Laws
  • Experience: 5+ years
  • Member in Good Standing of State Bar

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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