Associate Tax Accountant/Tax Accountant - Property

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 2 months ago

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

The tax accountant-property is responsible for technical tax and accounting research, analysis, regulatory reporting and compliance support of the property tax and sales/use tax functions of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, MidAmerican Energy Company, CalEnergy Generation, BHE Renewables Company, Berkshire HomeServices of America and other companies as needed.

Report, analyze, interpret and prepare property tax renderings and reports.

Prepare budget, forecast, cash flow estimates and accounting for property taxes, sales/use taxes and excise tax.

Provide technical expertise in the implementation and use of tax systems and procedures for property and sales/use taxes.

Analyze property tax assessments for potential adjustments or appeals.

Create and/or analyze monthly property tax provisions.

Supports Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory reporting and rate- case filings on non-income taxes.

Provide technical input to assist in development of projects.

Adhere to all tax reporting due dates, response to notices and information request within stated time limits.

Assist company personnel with sales and use tax determination of transactions when requested.

Research, analyze and document complicated tax issues. Prepare memos supporting conclusion.

Update sales and use tax materials, utilized by company personnel.

Assist in coordination of sales, use and property tax audits for MidAmerican Energy Company, CalEnergy Generation, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, BHE Renewables Company, Berkshire HomeServices of America and other companies as needed.

File sales and use tax returns for Berkshire HomeServices of America.

Coordinate property tax payments.

Perform special tax projects and analyses, which include providing assistance and direction on state and local projects conducted by outside consultants.

Assist with state and local tax planning opportunities to increase earnings and cash flow, which includes reviewing major purchase agreements to minimize sales and use tax paid.

Provide technical leadership to staff.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business. Graduate degree and/or Certified public accountant preferred.

Two or more years of related work experience, with at least one year of relevant tax experience required for the Associate Tax Accountant level.

Four years of related work experience, two of which are in sales and use tax and/or property tax with a certified public accountant designation or a graduate business degree, or six years of related work experience, two of which are in sales and use tax and/or property tax required for Tax Accountant level.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory experience is helpful.

Oracle Financials and Vertex experience is helpful.

Strong PC skills including working knowledge and proficiency with all Microsoft office applications.

Strong knowledge of tax law and procedures, tax research skills, familiarity with various tax returns, schedules, tax and utility regulator forms.

Strong accounting and financial statement knowledge.

Ability to interact with company personnel, both inside and outside the department.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Adaptable and accepting of change.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making 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.


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