Tax Project Manager - State and Local Tax (SALT)

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  78824 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

We are seeking an experienced tax professional to become a member of our State Tax Planning & Compliance team in Juno Beach, Florida.  Our in-house tax department is a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment.  In this role you will be responsible for state and local income/franchise tax compliance, supporting tax audits, planning, and policy, coordinating with subject matter experts (SMEs) to research and contemporaneously document material income tax positions, and identify, analyze and document FIN 48 positions.  This position offers high visibility and excellent opportunity to build a long term career. 


Professional Experience

  • Experience with the day to day management of complex compliance filing obligations for a large multistate taxpayer
  • Experience supporting the tax audit function for a multistate  business
  • Ability and desire to identify and drive process improvement initiatives utilizing the latest technology tools
  • Strong foundation of state and local income/franchise tax technical knowledge with experience evaluating and advising on tax positions
  • Comprehensive understanding of state income tax apportionment methodologies and issues
  • Solid understanding of state income tax accounting rules and methods
  • Understanding of tax audit processes, negotiations, and appeals a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to coordinate effectively with various SMEs and communicate tax positions to tax authorities and senior tax leadership
  • Self-motivated with excellent project management, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with Excel and various tax software tools, including tax compliance and tax research software

Job Responsibilities

  • Be able and willing to support the state income tax compliance function on all levels; whether that be analysis, preparation, and/or review of complex multistate income/franchise tax returns, audit support, or ASC 740-10/FIN 48 tracking and analysis
  • Be able to model the cash and U.S. GAAP state income/franchise tax treatment of transactions, other business changes, and audit assessments/positions
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and produce accurate, quality, work product
  • Effectively communicate (written and verbal) complex technical tax issues to management and internal stakeholders, including the broader finance business unit
  • Be able to perform complex state income/franchise tax research and to convey findings in a clear and concise manner
  • Be able to analyze large and complex datasets and present findings in a clear, understandable manner
  • Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to coordinate effectively with various subject matter specialists and proactively support the business
  • Be able to multitask and prioritize work effectively

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: 6+ 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 
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.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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