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Accountant (Tax) I, II, III or Senior

Company: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association,
Location: Westminster
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

**Brief Posting Description** Responsible for assisting the Tax Manager in the research and analysis of transactions and other tax activities; the preparation and/or review of tax filings, journal entries and reconciliations; and support of all other aspects of tax-related financial reporting and compliance. Performance of duties in an internal control environment. Preparation and/or review of income and property tax returns and related reports. Establishes and maintains income and property tax files and records. Establishes and maintains income tax basis depreciation records. Assists in the preparation of annual budget for all tax related expenses. **Note** : There is one position available, and this position will be filled at one of four job grade levels: Accountant I (Tax), job grade 5; Accountant II (Tax), job grade 7 Accountant III (Tax), job grade 8 or Senior Accountant (Tax), job grade 9. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire. **Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes** : Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits. **Senior Accountant (Tax)** Hiring Salary Range: $94,000-$128,000 **Accountant III (Tax)** Hiring Salary Range: $82,000-$112,000 **Accountant II (Tax)** Hiring Salary Range: $74,000-$101,000 **Accountant I (Tax)** Hiring Salary Range: $61,000-$83,000 Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education and/or skill level. **Job Requirements** ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES + Provide strong, dependable, support for the tax function while exhibiting a strong work ethic, timeliness, collaborative behaviors, ownership of work product and commitment to process improvement. + Manage and perform the research and analysis of tax pronouncements, rulings, laws, and regulations, and inform Tax Manager of their implications on the Company's compliance and financial reporting. + Review work performed by others to ensure accuracy. + Prepare clear documentation, filings and associated general ledger entries. + Assure the development and maintenance of a comprehensive tax planning and reporting system using current technology. + Assist Tax Manager in developing responses and reports delivered to both internal and external parties. + Prepare journal entries and reconcile tax account balances for both GAAP and FERC ledgers. + Prepare tax reporting for both SEC Form 10-Q and 10-K and content for FERC Form 3Q and FERC Form 1. Draft initial responses to FERC requests for review by Tax Manager. + Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance. + Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company. + Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job. + Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES + Perform other related duties as assigned SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES: + Accountability: exhibit technical competence and perform work in a manner that produces high quality results on a timely basis. Performance of job duties at a high standard. Continuously demonstrate reliable and consistent ownership of work product. + Collaborative: work constructively with others in the tax function, in the accounting organization, and throughout the company. + Planning: think ahead and plan upcoming initiatives including prioritizing workload, developing schedules and meeting deadlines. + Decision Making: analyze options and recommend viable alternatives. Balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their coworkers, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations. + Supervision: organize and manage multiple priorities. Motivate staff and supervise work of assigned staff. + Time management: prioritize and schedule projects and meet deadlines. + Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values. + Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels + Excellent interpersonal and communication skills + Strong team member: accomplish tasks by working with others and being a good team member. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education and Training + Bachelor's degree in accounting, tax or a closely related discipline, CPA desired. Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: + Knowledge of State and Federal income tax law, compliance, legal precedent, and audit practice and procedures. + Experience in researching income tax laws, rulings, guidelines, regulations, and pronouncements. + Familiarity with utility accounting and FERC regulation. + Knowledge of property tax methodologies, appraisal theory, practices, and procedures. + Familiarity with Oracle and/or other general ledger accounting systems. + Knowledge of ASC 740, regulatory accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles. + Excellent command of Microsoft applications, especially Excel, and general ledger systems. + Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with tax authorities, Tri-State members, internal personnel, and other professionals. + Ability to effectively communicate with others, both verbally and written. Experience: + Five (5) years of professional accounting and tax experience. **Note:** The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Senior Accountant (Tax). Those with less experience will be hired at the I, II or III job grade level. Other: + Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all the essential functions of the position. + Utility tax accounting experience desired. + Electric Cooperative experience desired. + SEC financial reporting experience desired. + FERC reporting experience desired. + Public accounting experience desired. + Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.) DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS + Supervision: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and supervise work of assigned staff, including projects and daily activities. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, or controls, talk and hear. Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment. **Additional Details** All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site. Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs. Please DO NOT return job application to your supervisor. **Company Description** Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West. Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states. Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members. **Interested? Here is how to Apply:** Go to www.tristategt.org/ and click on the 'Careers' Link. Search for Job and click 'Apply Now' Icon. You will be required to register in order to apply. Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/ for more details. Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Keywords: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association,, Westminster , Accountant (Tax) I, II, III or Senior, Accounting, Auditing , Westminster, Colorado

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