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Tax Project Manager

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Date: Nov 17, 2020

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 Tax Professional to join the tax operations team. This professional will have several key responsibilities including: (1) preparation and review of complex federal and state corporate and partnership income tax returns; (2) preparation and review of income tax provisions, tax basis balance sheet calculations and account reconciliations under ASC740; (3) proactively researching laws, regulations, administrative rulings and court cases and presenting proposals to lawfully minimize tax liabilities; (4) working closely with Information Management to continue to streamline processes related to tax return calculations. This position will help ensure that NextEra Energy, Inc. remains “Best in Class” with regard to the quality and efficiency of our income tax provision and compliance processes.

 

Tax Project Manager – Duties may include working with a Tax Manager/Tax Director to:

  • Prepare and Review Federal and State Corporate/Partnership income tax returns
  • Review partnership tax capital accounts
  • Review and provide guidance on depreciation calculations including 704(b) layers
  • Prepare and review income tax provisions under ASC740 as well as the tax-related financial information and disclosures to be included in the applicable SEC filings (notably Forms 10-K and 10-Q)
  • Validate Deferred tax assets related to outside basis of partnership investments
  • Analyze and quantify the primary drivers of the company’s effective tax rate
  • Partner with the Tax Forecasting team to identify and explain variances from forecast to actual
  • Partner with the Federal/State planning teams to ensure all M&A transactions are accurately recorded in the provision and reported on the income tax returns
  • Conduct technical research and maintain compliance with IRS rules/regulations and rules under ASC740
  • Focus on tax planning and special projects (including system maintenance and/or development)
  • Research and draft responses to inquiries from government agencies regarding tax filings, compliance, and other claims
  • Leverage technology to create effective financial models, calculations supporting tax returns and provisions, dashboards and analytics
  • Identify and lead process improvements through use of technology and innovation
  • Mentor, lead, and manage one or more tax analysts
  • Extended Hours may be necessary

 

Preferred Tax Qualifications

 The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A minimum of 7+ years of experience in tax with a minimum of 6 years specific to Federal / State tax return compliance and income tax provisions is preferred
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or similar; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Well-developed technical skills with an ability to identify and document both issues and proposed resolutions with minimal guidance
  • Hands on approach – to develop and mentor members of the tax department
  • Proven ability to coordinate the preparation and review of large consolidated and complex unitary tax returns with minimal supervision
  • Proficient oral and written business communication skills
  • Ability to perform analysis on data and utilize analysis to make tax technical and business decisions
  • Strong computer skills with a focus on both analytical and research tools including Corptax, OneSource Tax Provision, SAP, Business Warehouse, Advanced excel, Power Query / Alteryx or similar platforms
  • Proven ability to lead teams to improve quality, efficiency, predictability and/or transparency
  • Desire to seek new and challenging tasks – self-starter mentality

 

Job Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for one or more of the following: tax research, planning, forecasting, analysis, and defense of tax positions.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages tax related projects, including system maintenance and/or development
  • Prepares and/or reviews tax returns and corresponding tax work papers and files
  • Researches law, regulations, administrative rulings and court cases and presents proposals to lawfully minimize tax liability
  • Researches and drafts responses to inquiries from government agencies regarding tax filings, and other claims
  • Provides and/or verifies tax assumptions and tax results in project models
  • Leads project teams to improve quality, efficiency, predictability and/or transparency
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 7+ years
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's - Accounting / Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
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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