Responsible for the company's tax planning, compliance, preparation, filing and analyses. Proactively identifies opportunities for tax savings and cost reductions as well as evaluates potential tax implications of new or continuing business operations. Manages a team of multiple individuals, teaming with other departments to ensure savings opportunities and/or tax impacts are captured and documented.
- Directs the preparation of all federal, state and local tax returns including income tax, property tax, sales & use tax, payroll tax, and any other tax reporting requirements including quarterly SEC reporting, compliance, and annual reports.
- Designs, implements and directs the company's tax planning strategies, providing support and input into business operations and performing tax due diligence related to acquisitions or other corporate restructurings; identifies and develops strategies for maximizing the benefits of new/existing tax incentives and credits; and assesses implications of new tax opportunities and/ or tax impacts on proposed and existing business transactions.
- Performs and directs researching, interpreting and evaluating tax releases for tax and accounting law changes.
- Performs complex analyses, presents findings and recommendations to Controller/CFO, and performs necessary functions based on findings.
- Develops and directs intercompany and interdepartmental tax awareness including process improvement and education, to ensure flow of accurate data to and from the tax department necessary for filing various returns, and to identify tax savings opportunities.
- Directs the representation of the company before the Internal Revenue Service representatives, Georgia Department of Revenue personnel, outside tax counsel, the company’s auditors, and other entities regarding the company's tax positions.
- Prepares and delivers analyses and summary communications to the members as it relates to the tax matters such as patronage dividend allocations.
- Oversees a team of staff to ensure the tax department is in compliance with corporate policy and initiatives.
Education: BBA in Accounting, Finance; Masters of Taxation or MBA preferred.
Experience: In depth working knowledge of federal and state taxes required. Minimum of six years’ progressive work experience in the utility industry. Two years’ of supervisory and/or management responsibilities preferred.
Preference given to experience in cooperative taxation.
Equivalent Experience: 9 years’ progressive corporate tax experience. Preference given to experience in cooperative taxation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to perform in depth analytical and interpretive federal and state tax research utilizing legislative sources such as the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Treasury Regulations, State Statutes/Regulations, court decisions and other applicable legislative guidance. Be familiar with and comfortable using specialized tax research tools (i.e., CCH, RIA and BNA); experienced with Microsoft Office applications and strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations: Certified Public Accountant.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.