The income tax manager serves as the BHE Pipeline Group’s (“BHEPG”) primary contact on income tax matters. This position provides direction and management for the U.S. income tax function of BHEPG in a manner that ensures accurate and timely reporting of all federal, state and local income tax returns and monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (including GAAP and FERC reporting). This position assists in the preparation/review of the effective tax rate analysis, tax roll-forward schedules, cash tax reports, estimated income tax payments and other tax-related schedules. This position will be involved with regulatory matters concerning income taxes and provide research and support for acquisition related activities.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)
Manage the U.S. tax return process for BHEPG companies (federal and state income/franchise tax returns).
Manage monthly income tax provisions (i.e., tax accounting) for BHEPG companies (including the preparation of quarterly and annual audit reports). Review all income tax provision documentation prepared by tax staff for the BHEPG companies. Assist in the monthly consolidated process for the tax account roll-forward schedules. Prepare the quarterly tax reserve for the BHEPG companies.
Manage quarterly estimates paid to federal and state authorities for the BHEPG companies. Review cash tax work papers prepared by tax staff for assigned platforms.
Supervise, develop and conduct performance reviews of tax staff assigned under this position.
Support tax planning and forecasting for the BHEPG companies.
Provide written and/or oral responses/testimony to federal, state and regulatory authorities (i.e., Internal Revenue Service, state income tax governmental entities, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and support all regulatory matters concerning income taxes.
Provide research and support for acquisition related activities.
Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives and planning, organizing, integrating, measuring and reporting the work performed within the department.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or related field; degree in accounting preferred.
Graduate degree preferred.
Certified public accountant preferred.
Ten years big four or industry equivalent tax experience, including three years supervisory/management responsibilities, and including eight years in tax accounting with a certified public accounting designation or a graduate business degree. Or twelve years big four or industry equivalent tax experience, including three years supervisory/management responsibilities, and including eight years in tax accounting.
Strong federal, state and local income tax compliance experience.
Strong tax consolidation experience (both with financial statements and tax returns).
Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
Working knowledge of tax systems.
Mergers and acquisition and consolidated return experience.
Extensive knowledge of federal and state tax laws, tax compliance systems, regulatory and tax accounting and company operations and ability to communicate these complex concepts to others.
Knowledge of tax research methodology.
Affiliation with national, state and industry tax associations.
Effective written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and leadership skills.
Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.